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Pins and needles in leg, back pain and pain at base of skull. Is it Stress?

iI was recently told i had ms now afterfive months told never had ms. i have feeling like walking on broken glass and pins needles in legs all times back pain sleep feeling in arms and several times have pain at base of skull . the neurlogist said it could be stress and axiety related. help me please i have had enough of uncertain what is wrong thank you svcory , rainy river ontario canada
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

There can be a variety of causes for having a sensation of pins and needles on your legs. There can be medical causes like peripheral neuropathy or psychological causes like anxiety / stress.

Since you have had an evaluation by a neurologist, it is unlikely that your symptoms are due to any neurological or medical cause. Such sensations and pains are commonly seen in anxuety disorders. It is important to understand that anxiety can manifest with not only psychological symptoms, but with a variety of physical symptoms also. So, I suggest that it would be worthwhile to consult a psychiatrist for a detailed psychological assessment and further treatment.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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