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Could severe spinal arthritis cause constant leg numbness?

Could severe spinal arthritis cause constant leg numbness?

Yes: Significant spine arthritis can be accompanied by either foraminal stenosis (narrowing) or central stenosis (narrowing) which cause pressure on individual nerves or groups of nerves which would account for your symptoms. The diagnosis is usually made with physical exam with our without MRI of the spine. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


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Severe electric jolt down arm. Numbness. extreme pain in neck and shoulder. Extreme exhaustion. Fatigue easily. Any ideas?

Severe electric jolt down arm. Numbness. extreme pain in neck and shoulder. Extreme exhaustion. Fatigue easily. Any ideas?

See neurologist: There are many explanations but the first one coming to mind is multiple sclerosis if these symptoms have been present for long. Consult a neurologist soon. ...Read more

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Pulling pain in head arm tingling numbness face numbness what could this be?

Pulling pain in head arm tingling numbness face numbness what could this be?

MS vs bells palsy vs: your female and age if varies in place and time could be multiple sclerosis, if on one side of face , maybe bells palsy , could be allergic reaction to something, or neck cervical disc injury , if chest pain associated could be heart disease [but your age unlikely unlessn on birth control which increases risks of blood clots] ...Read more

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What causes severe arm pain?

What causes severe arm pain?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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Paresthesia, weakness and pain on left arm and shoulder?

Paresthesia, weakness and pain on left arm and shoulder?

Possibilities: You could have cervical nerve compression, or thoracic outlet syndrome, or nerve compression at elbow or wrist, and this can all be discerned by your doctor. Additional testing may well be required to confirm, and in most cases, very good outcomes can be achieved. ...Read more

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Severe middle back pain diarrhea tingling limbs?

Severe middle back pain diarrhea tingling limbs?

Unable to answer: Your description of symptoms do not lead to a DX. IF this continues, you will need to be examined to get your answer ...Read more

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Head tingling, left arm tingling chest infection?

Head tingling, left arm tingling chest infection?

See a doctor: Although you are only 25 yo the "tingling" suggests that this is either from the cervical spine or possibly as a result of referred pain from a focus in the thorax. This should be checked by a professional. Make a list of all your symptoms and their temporal relationship to each other and take it with you to the doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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Neck pain facial numbness tongue tingles headache left arm/hand tingles/ numbness what could it be?

Neck pain facial numbness tongue tingles headache left arm/hand tingles/ numbness what could it be?

Serious: This could be serious and you should consult a physician immediately. An er or minor emergency center is a quick trip and have qualified physicians. Have someone take you. Bother them, it could mean a major life event. Heart attack or stroke are in my mind. ...Read more

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Could cortisone cause arm pain/numbness?

Could cortisone cause arm pain/numbness?

Unlikely: You can experience local irritation at the site of injection. Other complications that are rare with injections include infection & allergic reactions. Also, one has to ask why was the injection given? Usually, pain/numbness are the reason for the injection. In exceedingly rare cases, there can be trauma to a nerve from the needle or injection. ...Read more

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Severe pain under left shoulder blade & numbness down left arm till fingers.Tingly feeling in elbow.Neck is fine.Weakness in left arm. Supraspinatus ?

Severe pain under left shoulder blade & numbness down left arm till fingers.Tingly feeling in elbow.Neck is fine.Weakness in left arm. Supraspinatus ?

Need exam: Your symptoms suggest cubital tunnel syndrome ( ulnar nerve entrapment @ elbow) but a thorough history and physical exam is required to confirm. Supraspinatus( rotator cuff) injuries can occasionally present as you describe but this would be unusual. Most RC strains or tears cause pain w/ overhead activities, difficulty sleeping on the affected shoulder and/ or weakness... Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Severe arm and hand tingling like electric shock when I tilt my head back Also neck pain arm numbness?

Severe arm and hand tingling like electric shock when I tilt my head back 
Also neck pain arm numbness?

Radiculopathy: It sounds like a disc has herniated in your neck or some other issues closing off the opening your nerve roots run through to exit the cervical spine. These are classic symptoms and I recommend seeing a physician sooner than later to identify if there is anything emergent or surgical necessity to avoid arm paralysis. You may not need anything but a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack, but get checked to be sure. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg pain, calf pain, numbness or tingling (side: both) (time frame: gradual onset) , arm pain and arm numbness(right arm only) The ?

I am experiencing  leg pain, calf pain, numbness or tingling (side: both) (time frame: gradual onset) , arm pain and arm numbness(right arm only) The ?

Get a consult: If you are experiencing these symptoms that involve pain and numbness in multiple limbs. I recommend you start with see a neurologist. If you pain includes neck and/or low back pain with the symptoms that you mentioned. See an orthopedist or spine specialist. best of luck. ...Read more

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Severe onset of left shoulder blade pain that radiates down left arm & hand.Left arm also tingles.Whole left arm is weak. Neck is fine though.

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin Dr. Lin
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Severe onset of left shoulder blade pain that radiates down left arm & hand.Left arm also tingles.Whole left arm is weak. Neck is fine though.

Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates down the arm can reflect a cervical radiculopathy (shooting pains due to a pinched nerve in the cervical spine). Many patients will have no associated neck pain. These conditions typically resolve with time and conservative treatment. It would be reasonable to watch it for a week or two, and use NSAIDs if needed, before seeing a physician. ...Read more

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Severe shoulder pain with pain radiating under arm pit down to hand. Severe pain when using arm. What is this?

Severe shoulder pain with pain radiating under arm pit down to hand. Severe pain when using arm. What is this?

Pain down arm: Usually pain down the arm like you describe is from an irritated nerve. The neck is the usual source and can be related to repeated poor posture while at desk related activity or sleeping in an awkward position. ...Read more

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From right shoulder, down arm having aching, numbness.Tingling, hand numb, tingling and swelling female age 47

From right shoulder, down arm having aching, numbness.Tingling, hand numb, tingling and swelling female age 47

Numbness : Numbness and tingling of the extremities are typically seen in peripheral neuropathies. Swelling is a typical symptoms of inflammation. Any history of trauma or rheumatic disease? For a better orientation you need to provide more details! i think the best option at this point is to go talk to your pcp or your family physician. ...Read more

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Left side body numbness tingling tightness?

Left side body numbness tingling tightness?

see a neurologist: Assuming that by left side you mean left face, left arm and left leg that are numb, these symptoms would suggest that pathology is in right brain. A neurologist will investigate this. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more