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Lower back pain feels like it's in my spine left

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Posted on Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Question: Lower back pain feels like it's in my spine left leg tingling numbness bottom of my feet are numb right toes are numb right finger right hand has fingers are numb left arm is numb and tingly
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Get a LS Spine X Ray done.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for using the Ask a Doctor service.

I have gone carefully through your query. Your back pain and the associated tingling and numbness could be due to compression of the spinal nerves which leads to muscle spasm, neuropathic pain as well as tingling and numbness.

Hot compress should provide relief with the pain and muscle spasm. The vicious cycle of pain and spasm needs to be broken and I would insist you to take paracetamol or acetaminophen 500 mg two tablets together twice or thrice daily for next 3 days. This should ease the problem and make it go away. If it does not, spondylosis would be another cause to consider. I would insist you to get a X Ray of Lumbosacral spine (AP and lateral) done and to see a physical therapist with the reports. Based on the findings he would be able to demonstrate to you proper exercises that should provide relief.

Feel free to write back.

Regards
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Lower back pain feels like it's in my spine left

Brief Answer: Get a LS Spine X Ray done. Detailed Answer: Thanks for using the Ask a Doctor service. I have gone carefully through your query. Your back pain and the associated tingling and numbness could be due to compression of the spinal nerves which leads to muscle spasm, neuropathic pain as well as tingling and numbness. Hot compress should provide relief with the pain and muscle spasm. The vicious cycle of pain and spasm needs to be broken and I would insist you to take paracetamol or acetaminophen 500 mg two tablets together twice or thrice daily for next 3 days. This should ease the problem and make it go away. If it does not, spondylosis would be another cause to consider. I would insist you to get a X Ray of Lumbosacral spine (AP and lateral) done and to see a physical therapist with the reports. Based on the findings he would be able to demonstrate to you proper exercises that should provide relief. Feel free to write back. Regards