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Occasional numbness waist down in the rear portion of body after a massage. Any relation ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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User:Hello Doctor
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User:For the last one month, I have occasional numbness waist down in the rear portion of my body. This started after I had undertaken a massage. This generally starts early in the morning when I wake up with a loss of feeling starting in the legs, calf, behind the thigh, buttocks, sometimes extending down to the tips of my toes. This generally happens on both legs. Sometimes this disappears after I move about after I wake up, and most days it stays for the entire day. Is this something attributed to the massage? Or is it something else? Please advise
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User:there is a delay in the message
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:I see that too
Doctor:I am sorry
Doctor:It seems like a technical error
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User:I am on medication: Glycomet 850 - BD; Amryl 1mg OD; Telma 40 OD
User:Known Allergies: Most antibiotics, severe penicillin allergy, sensitive to pain killers
Doctor:I am seeing your texts now
Doctor:Since when are you Diabetic?
Doctor:These symptoms you currently are facing are probably due to Peripheral neuritis
Doctor:What is your latest blood sugar level reading?
User:hba1c - 6.2 - march 2013
Doctor:It seems to be good control
Doctor:However, I would advice you to take an x-ray of the place where you had the massage
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User:is this something related to nerve damage?
Doctor:Do get the x-ray of your lower back done as suggested
User:or blood vessel constriction?
Doctor:It is possible
Doctor:It is mostly due to a trapped nerve
User:just in case this diagnosis holds true - what is the course of treatment?
Doctor:You will have to do a few release techniques - A physiotherapist would be able to help you on that.
Doctor:Also, you must relax a while
User:should i just say xray of lower back? or is there some medical terminology i should quote
User:my job involves sitting for a loing while in front of the computer
Doctor:You have to ask for X-ray Lumboscaral spine
Doctor:Both AP and Lateral views
User:thank you
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Is that all for now?
User:yes please thank you
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Pleasant evening ahead
Doctor:Bye for now
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