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My Back Goes Numb
Bulge at l5s1 when i walk or stand for more than 15 min the skin on the l side of my back goes numb- why?
Dermatome affected : You didn't mention exactly which part of the skin on your back went numb, but i'm assuming it's the same area that you have a disc bulge? Disc bulges by themselves are usually not problematic. However, if you have some type of sensory nerve, or irritation to the cutaneous nerves on the skin, you may feel as if it has less sensation. You may want to go back to the physician who, last saw you for this: your orthopedic surgeon, or physiatrist, and get more information as to treatment planning. Hopefully they'll have options available for you to consider that are nonsurgical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On my right side of my back it goes numb and my urine smells different but it doesn't hurt to pee what could this be?
Many possibilities: Calling the office of the primary care doctor is a first step in evaluating many symptoms. After an examination and testing, that doctor might know a diagnosis and treatment or might refer a patient to a specialist or subspecialist for further evaluation and care. Then they should discuss the case and include the patient. ...Read more
I have weak legs that worsen after sitting and numb yet painful hands.My entire back goes numb each day a lot too.I should not do yardwork?
Deg. Disc, hern. Disc, when i sit, stand my mid back goes numb roughly the radius of a cantaloupe. Neck pain that pulls a muscle in head leaning forwd?
Bulging disc: Caused by bending the neck forwards, poor posture, using your arms in front of the body and lifting excessive weight. A thorough examination from a pain management specialist is usually sufficient to diagnose a neck disc bulge. A special physiotherapy management, rest and nsaids will ameliorate the condition in most cases. Rec.: see pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
When I go to sleep I get a horrible headache and my hands and arms go numb. If I lay on my back my hands go numb. Any ideas?
I have been told I have sciatica but its not getting better I have pain in my lower back into my butt into both legs and down to my feet the pain is very sharp and i can not move its mainly in my left leg and thigh and lower back my leg goes numb and ting
Given Your Pain: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes the back of my thigh goes numb and tingly and this feeling shoots down the back of my thigh. What causes this?
See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
Sciatica: Sounds like you have sciatica, which is a syndrome of lower back pain with leg numbness, weakness or pain due to compression or irritation of sciatic nerve. It is commonly caused by disc bulging. Your sciatic nerve could be pinched due to tight muscles in your buttock (pyriformis muscle) or pelvic trauma. Would try anti-inflammatory or pain meds and heat/ice. Physical therapy is helpful for this. ...Read more
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