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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?

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...

Herniated disk in my lower back right above my butt, having numbness in my right leg. Hurts to breathe. Should I go to er?

Yes. Pain, numbness and/or weakness are important symptoms. Have it checked at the earliest. Read more...
Yes. Neurological symptoms such as loss of feeling or weak muscle can mean a more serious problem. If the pain with breathing is in your back that may also mean a more serious problem. If things are not severe and you can get in to your doctor tomorrow that would be ok. Otherwise the er is the right choice. Read more...
Pain control only. Chances are the er physician will do the best he/she can to get your pain under control; however, long term treatment should be discussed between you and your regular physician. Typically, i'd recommend an MRI of your back as well as emg/nerve conduction study to see where to go next. These will not be done in the er. Again, er is good for short term pain control only. 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?

Could be. If you are sleeping in a position that exacerbates or makes it ticked off. You should sleep with knees bent and a pillow between and beneath your knees. Read more...
Not likely, be seen. An entrapped nerve in your lower back would not affect your arms, only your legs. And, most likely, only one leg. You should see your doctor to find out what is causing the symptoms. Read more...
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...
No. A pinched nerve in the low back or lumbar spine would be expected to affect the low back, hip and legs but not the arms. Read more...