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Sacrum Numbness And Tingling Symptoms
What are the symptoms of having a herniated disk in the lower back? I have numbness and tingling in the lower back when sitting?
Many symptoms...: While this could be a sign of a herniated disc, it sounds a little more like facet arthritis as it does not radiate to different areas and does not have a constant dull ache. That being said, a physical exam and imaging would be necessary to be sure. If you are concerned about an actual herniation, then I would recommend seeing a physician for an exam to be safe. ...Read more
Symptoms of bowelmovements of only mucus and jelly fish like things. Leg arm feet numbness and tingling. Upper and lower back pain. Wbc of 14.8?
This requires eval: Your symptoms and signs (white count of 14, 800) are numerous and only an in-person evaluation/examination can adequately assess them. I might think of some form of infectious colitis with your mucus BM's and elevated WBC count; the numbness/tingling and pain could be something entirely different. I believe the best advice is go to ER (or your doc's office if you can get in today!) Good wishes:) ...Read more
If I have a pinched nerve in my lower back can that cause numbness and tingling in all 4 limbs and would it be worse in the morning?
Have mild numbness and tingling randomly throughout my body. When I massage the base of my neck and my lower back, they feel sore. Spine issue?
Probably muscular: The neck and low back are covered with small muscles. These get stretched and bruised with regular movement. Small nerves travel through these muscles to the arms and legs. Spasms of these muscles can pinch the nerves and cause numbness and tingling. The muscles will feel sore when you massage. A good medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more
I have a dull aching pain in my lower back (left side) I have numbness and tingling in my left thigh down to my knee.?
Unpinch the nerve.: Sounds like you have a disk herniation. As long as the pain is tolerable, and you do not have progressive increasing weakness, or lose the ability to control the bladder or bowels, the vast majority of disk herniations can be treated without surgery. I recommend you get a good exam by a spine specialist, then follow instructions on use of medications, stretchs and activities modifications. ...Read more
On and off sharp pain at left lower back. First week, numbness and tingling at left leg. Now legs are ok. Small lump at left upper hip.
Anxiety: It is possible but you should consult with your doctor to make sure these symptoms are not caused by a medical condition. If you are cleared medically consult with a mental health professional who specializes in treating anxiety. Remember anxiety is mainly produced by misperceiving situations or interactions. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hurt my neck 2 days ago. I have numbness and tingling but its also a symptom of my panic attacks. I bumped head into wall. It wasn't hard at all.?
Depends: You did not say where the numbness ; tingling are. If worsening, spreading (arms, hands), or you have weakness (arms, hands), or trouble walking, go to your doctor, who can ask you more questions and examine you. If symptoms mild, you can wait and see if they get better on their own. ...Read more
Is weird numbness and tingling on the left side of your left hand a symptom of impending heart attack?
Probably not: Arm pain that radiates (travels to) the hand and particularly the fingers is usually not heart related, but more likely to be a pinched nerve in the neck. The is referred to as as cervical neuropahy, if it comes from the spine, or brachial neuropathy, if it comes from lower down. I've seem this happen if someone leans heavily on crutches they have been using for a sprained knee. ...Read more
I have symptoms of trigger finger in both hands, left more than right, carpal tunnel in left hand and numbness and tingling in the left. What can cau?
For 2-3 weeks I've had neck, shoulders, and back pains. Loss of appetite. Fatigue. Hand numbness and tingling. Depression. What causes these symptom?
Rule out med illness: You should first get a physicalexam to rule out any medical illness that might be contributing to how you're feeling. There are various illnesses such as vitamin deficiencies thyroid disease and sleep apnea that can cause what you're feeling. Lyme's disease is another possibility. Depression makes you feel very tired and fatigued both physically and mentally. You can develop aches and pains in virtually any part of your body. With depression you feel helpless hopeless worthless and guilty. Energy and motivation are low. There is a distinct lack of ability to enjoy things and a tendency to withdraw socially. You can either have an increased or decreased appetite and insomnia or increased sleepiness. You can also have both. If you are feeling this way please see your doctor, then a therapist, and if necessary a psychiatrist for medication management. Do not forget to watch your diet, exercise, and seek out other ways of treating your depression from an alternative medicine or complementary medicine point of view. Yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and finding your spiritual center can all be important ways to overcome depression. ...Read more
Likely temporary,: But if persists longer than 2-3 days, contact your doctor and get this checked out. ...Read more
I have numbness and tingling in my whole left side of body (under investigation) but why are these areas more painful to touch?
Why indeed: Whatever is causing the numbness & tingling is also causing the painful sensation. The sense of touch is multimodality & of mind-mangling complexity. When you say the areas are "more painful, " do you mean allodynia, hyperpathia, dysesthesia or hyperalgesia? (The idea is now for you to look up those terms and try to determine which 1 (or more) applies to you.) ...Read more
Need 2nd opinion. I have numbness and tingling throughout body. What could cause it? I do have back problems. Could that cause it?
Not low back: An anatomical explanation of numbness throughout body could be attributable to to a process in the brain or upper cervical spine area. Alternatively, it could have a nonanatomic basis. ...Read more