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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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I get a prickly / tingling sensation in my lower back while I'm doing a lying down psoas stretch. Any ideas why this might be?

I get a prickly / tingling sensation in my lower back while I'm doing a lying down psoas stretch. Any ideas why this might be?

Nerve reaction: It is possible that you are impinging parts of the nervous system with this maneuver. Tingling sensations (paresthesiae) certainly suggest a nerve type reaction and you should try modifying your stretching technique. ...Read more

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Hi. Just today out of nowhere I started getting a tingling numb sensation in my lower back. Is this something I should worry about?

Hi. Just today out of nowhere I started getting a tingling numb sensation in my lower back. Is this something I should worry about?

It depends on....: Symptoms like you have described can come and go on their own. So I would advise you to monitor yourself for few days and do not worry about the potential cause (as we may not find it).
Try to relax and take a daily walk, preferably early in the morning.
If these symptoms continue and start getting worse over next 1-2 weeks, then you will need a medical check up by your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been having tingling and numbness for about 2 years that has now spread to my lower back. It comes and goes but now I'm nauseas.

Hi, I have been having tingling and numbness for about 2 years that has now spread to my lower back. It comes and goes but now I'm nauseas.

Anxiety may be?: Need more information.
Do you have Migraine? Do you exercise? What kind? High Impact? What have you done to relieve? Do you have pain with this? Is nausea only with Tingling sensation? Or with food? Do you have some stressors like studies, job, staying away fro family etc?
Try Meditation and Yoga. Get examined. Hope you feel better ...Read more

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Lower back tingling, left leg

Lower back tingling, left leg

What's your question: We need more info regarding your post. Low back pain from high velocity or energy injury & trauma is more worrisome. Numbness, tingling & weakness of a leg is worrisome. So is incontinence & inability to walk normally. Most low back pain from low energy injury will resolve in 6wks. Check out http://www. Choosingwisely. Org/doctor-patient-lists/american-academy-of-family-physicians/ re xrays/imaging. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have spina bifida and my lower back is tingling?

What does it mean if I have spina bifida and my lower back is tingling?

Paresthesia is the: Medical term for tingling, prickling or burning sensations. It can be temporary, from pressure on a nerve or as nerves re-connect after surgery. It can also be from nerve damage from tethering of the spinal cord, attachment of the cord to the spinal column, in a child or adult with Spina Bifida. Your neurologist or neurosurgeon may order an MRI & other studies after clinical evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes a tingling pain originating from the lower back through the leg to the ankles?

What causes a tingling pain originating from the lower back through the leg to the ankles?

Sciaticia: There can be many reasons, but my first impression is a problem with the sciatic nerve, a large nerve coming out of the back, getting smaller and smaller until it ends in the feet. A neurosurgeon, orthopedist specializing in spine, or chiropractor may help you with this problem.
Your primary physician may be able to recommend someone.

Dr. Latva ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a herniated disk in the lower back? I have numbness and tingling in the lower back when sitting?

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

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I have Coin size burning or tingling feeling on the right side of my lower back. Not sure if it's due to yoga practice. How to treat it?

I have Coin size burning or tingling feeling on the right side of my lower back. Not sure if it's due to yoga practice. How to treat it?

Watch for Changes: Burning and tingling sensations could mean inflammation around a nerve. This could be from strained muscles related to yoga. I suggest you watch for signs of worsening sensation, pain, or the development of a rash. If that happens see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Fluttering movement in lower back right side. Happens when laying down or just randomly. What could this be? No pain, numbness or tingling

Fluttering movement in lower back right side. Happens when laying down or just randomly. What could this be? No pain, numbness or tingling

Gas: Maybe the gas in the intestines is moving. Could also be a muscle twitch. Might also be an insect although this time of year not as likely. Ant, bed bug, flea.
See a doctor if it continues to bother you. ...Read more

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I have a weird tingling sensation on my upper left knee. (recently overextended my back and have a little bit of pain in lower back, if that helps)?

I have a weird tingling sensation on my upper left knee. (recently overextended my back and have a little bit of pain in lower back, if that helps)?

Neuropathy: Hi, the nerves that supply function to the lower extremities travel from the lower spine down the legs. It is possible for a disk in between vertebrae to become injured and press on a nerve as it exits the spine. The sensation of nerve pain is often described as pins and needles or burning pain. I suggest you see your doctor soon for evaluation and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Yoga brings HUGE relief to my lower back. However is it normal to experience some tingling and pulsating in lower back (with no pain)after stretches?

Yoga brings HUGE relief to my lower back. However is it normal to experience some tingling and pulsating in lower back (with no pain)after stretches?

"Normal"?: "Normal" means different things in different situations. Apparently that feeling is normal for YOU. This isn't really a yoga website. Maybe you should post this question on a yoga website. ...Read more

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I have tingling electric shock in my lower back thighs and abdomen.?

I have tingling electric shock in my lower back thighs and abdomen.?

See Neurologist: The sensation you describe is very concerning for nerve irritation. While sciatica (resulting from disc disease between lower spine bones) is common, there are other potential causes that need evaluation. Then treatment options can be pursued to resolveyour discomfort and hopefuly reduce further recurrences. ...Read more

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My anus is tingling due to my bad lower back do I have cauda equina syndrome?

My anus is tingling due to my bad lower back do I have cauda equina syndrome?

Yes: Yes, this can be a symptom of cauda equina syndrome, along with numbness and tingling down the back of legs, low back pain and incontinence of urine and/or bowels. Any of these symtpoms can happen. Have you had an MRI of low bakc? If you have this, surgery is a must. ...Read more

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My left foot has been tingling for a few months. I have a pinched nerve in my lower back. Could that be the cause? What medication can stop this?

My left foot has been tingling for a few months. I have a pinched nerve in my lower back. Could that be the cause? What medication can stop this?

Could be: But you need further evaluation. Nervous conduction studies can be performed to see edict if any nerve is involved. Go back to you doctor for more evaluation. Treatment options come after the diagnosis. So get your accurate diagnosis first ...Read more

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Today my lower back started hurting. It hurts a lot when walking. I herd a pop in my back and then started having tingling in my toes on oneside.?

Today my lower back started hurting. It hurts a lot when walking. I herd a pop in my back and then started having tingling in my toes on oneside.?

Maybe a disk rupture: This could be coming from an acute disk tear and rupture. The disk tear hurts in the back, and if disk material pushes out the tear into the space where the nerves to and from the legs are, it irritates the nerve, causing numbness, tingling, weakness, or pain. The leg pain may follow later than the tingling because inflammation takes time to develop. ...Read more

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Pain in my lower back when I arch my back and then bend my neck forward. No pain in any other orientations. No numbness/tingling.

Pain in my lower back when I arch my back and then bend my neck forward. No pain in any other orientations. No numbness/tingling.

Back pain: If no fall, significant trauma, fever, steroid use or history of cancer the pain is very, very likely musculoskeletal. Take NSAID and try some stretching for a few days. IF problem would not resolve or worsen then get checked. ...Read more

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I have been having this awful stabbing pain in my lower back/hip area. It feels like a hard mass and feels like a burning tingling sensation?

I have been having this awful stabbing pain in my lower back/hip area. It feels like a hard mass and feels like a burning tingling sensation?

NSAIDs/Ice/Heat: Over the counter, you can try nsaids, ice/heat to the area. Also try getting a massage to see if that helps. Otherwise, it might be best to see doctor to see why you have this pain. ...Read more

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Lower back with tingling in legs and feet?

Lower back with tingling in legs and feet?

Many possibilities..: You may have a pinched nerve due to a variety of possible reasons. See your primary care physician who may order some x-rays and possibly an mri. You may need a referral to an orthopedist or neurologist. ...Read more

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Sever pain in middle to lower back. Started mild got progressively worse. Had tingling thumb before got sore. Heat doesn't help.

MRI next: These symptoms should send you to your doctor. They may be related to disc herniation. MRI would help put that to rest as well as any other unsuspected causes. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Unusual: Lower back nerves generally do not relate to upper extremities.
Arthritis frequently is worse in the morning.
Sounds like a good neurological exam for numbness, weakness, neuropathies etc. Is in order. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Last mnth I had right side numb from neck to toe. Now when I bend neck or lower back a current of tingling sensation runs through. What's wrong?

Last mnth I had right side numb from neck to toe. Now when I bend neck or lower back a current of tingling sensation runs through. What's wrong?

Entrapment: Possible nerve entrapment in neck or back secondary to injury and or deformities in area causing nerves to send irregular sensations ...Read more

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I have tingling sensation on one spot on my back mid left side recently it's more frequent and leave an ache lower back. A little leg ache too.?

LB tingling: May be from spine-sciatica like. ganglion cyst or even kidney, ovary, lymph nodes or colon. Rarely MS. NSAIDS if not allergic may help but be evaluated to rule out ovary kidney/ colon may consider CT of abodmen f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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I keep getting tingling & pain in my neck & upper/lower back. I used to get swollen ankles too but not since I lost 45pds. I work in a warehouse.?

I keep getting tingling & pain in my neck & upper/lower back. I used to get swollen ankles too but not since I lost 45pds. I work in a warehouse.?

Neck muscle etc: Your are to be commended for your weight-loss. I would consider muscular problems, pinched nerve in the neck. Tingling can be seen in neurologic issues, musculoskeletal issues, and can also be paresthesias. Your evaluation will include all these issues. ...Read more

Sacrum (Definition)

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis ...Read more