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Pins and needles in calf, spasm, pain in thigh, swollen groin and hip and lower back pain. Had leg sonogram last month and no clot. What could it be?

Pins and needles in calf, spasm, pain in thigh, swollen groin and hip and lower back pain. Had leg sonogram last month and no clot. What could it be?

Possibly venous: You may have venous insufficiency, or venous reflux, of the leg veins or pelvic veins. Ask for an ultrasound of your leg veins to check for it - it is different than looking for a clot - make sure you are sitting or standing during the scan. You would need an mrv to look for dilated pelvic veins. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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I got rear ended. I have pain and pins and needles in back and pain to breath. Been X-ray and clear. I had back pain and noticed a lump ?

I got rear ended. I have pain and pins and needles in back and pain to breath.  Been X-ray and clear. I had back pain and noticed a lump ?

Common after MVA: Your symptoms are quite common after motor vehicle accidents. They indicate injury to the nerve roots, which are now irritated. Unfortunately, chances of the symptoms becoming chronic are high. See a neurologist, if you were not already seeing one. ...Read more

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Pain on and of above navel and lower back pain and I get like pins and needles inside my head

Can't be complex: There may not be a simple answer to your question. If a person has back pain and abdominal pain they have abdominal pain is usually in the lower location than the back pain. In your case I can't be certain. There maybe medical issues are there may be psychological issues. You need to discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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I've suffered back pain for several years, now i get regular pins and needles in my arms, hands and back, could it be linked?

I've suffered back pain for several years, now i get regular pins and needles in my arms, hands and back, could it be linked?

Perhaps: This could be all coming from cervical (neck) nerve root involvement . You should be worked up by your pcp or specialist. An imaging study such as an MRI of the cervical spine and possibly nerve conduction studies may be needed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sore back, pain in both legs. Pins and needles and general grumpy legs. Is it because i'm aging? What can I do for relief?

Sore back, pain in both legs. Pins and needles and general grumpy legs. Is it because i'm aging? What can I do for relief?

Not always from age: If nerve roots in your lower back are getting 'pinched' then this can lead to pins and needles in the legs. I'd consider an MRI of the back, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of pins and needles in both arms, weakness when standing and low back pain.?

Arm symptoms - nerve: The pins and needles are most likely due to a pinched or inflamed nerve from the cervical spine which radiates down the arms it's important to differentiate whether the etiology is cervical or peripheral such as the carpal tunnel region. The weakness and back pain are possibly muscular issues which need to be evaluated and addressed. ...Read more

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Lower back pain numbness in right leg and right arm. Pins and needles in right arm down to fingertips. Please help.

Lower back pain numbness in right leg and right arm. Pins and needles in right arm down to fingertips. Please help.

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain and burning pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more