What causes numbness in toe, heaviness in arms and back pain?

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Posted on Tue, 26 Apr 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I'm 19 women (no back pain )simi numbness on top of toe ,been experiencing for a month it doesn't decrease or increase .I touch it and I feel it fairly also my arms sometimes feel heavy as in blood flow not reaching my plams there is no numbness in them just a bet weak and shaky (the issue with the arms started today ) and I still have the noise release in the back of my neck . also I'm not aware of any other medical problems beside a pituitary gland tumor I was needing treated for but stop a year ago due to health insurance issues. other details are that two months ago I was heavy lifting a box at work then went to the work doctor she said it was just a back strain and there was no numbness at the time .yesterday I went to the emergency room because I was worried it could be serious and they're hospital wasn't any help I did get a lower back more of the pelvic area X-ray that came back normal but I have been stressing out over this issue not finding the correct answer.I'm worried this may worsen.
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You may be having nerve compression in spine

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case and I think you are having a nerve compression in back which is causing numbness in your foot along with back pain. Before I advised you about this I would like to advise about your other problems as well.
1.If there is a pituitary gland adenoma then it needs to be treated. It should not be ignored as it can cause serious complication. Your shaking hand and heaviness can be due to that. So you need to start treatment for this as soon as possible.
2.Neck making cracking sound is not a serious issue as it is not causing any pain. You can ignore that. It is seen in normally also.
Your sudden weight lifting has causes a disc herniation and that is causing back pain with leg pain and foot numbness. X ray which was done in emergency is not a good test as it does not show any nerve compression.
To confirm nerve compression you need to get MRI of the spine. It will tell extent and site of disc herniation and nerve compression. According to that further management can be planned. As you are having decrese sensation so i would suggest you to get MRI as soon as possible.
Till you get your MRI I would suggest you to take Pregabalin M tablet at night time. Do not do travelling or forward bending. Brufen can be taken for pain relief.
I hope this answer will be useful for you.Let me know if there is any other followup questions.
thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma 1 hour later
how can I get an mri ?do I go to the emergency room ? because it is taking me awhile to get an appointment with a general doctor
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
MRI can be done with out going to emergency

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
MRI is not possible through emergency. You can contact your general doctor and tell him that you are having sudden sensation loss of the feet. He will help you. MRI is not a test done in emergency.
thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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