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Numbness in back with swelling, similar feeling in arm. Cause?

I have lower left back numbness feeling and in front lower left as well seems a little swollen and two days ago my left leg and butt went numb like no circulation then my left arm felt same way and i have pain in lower left back as well. What is it. Last time went to doctor gave me a steriod shot on left hip but before they always gave me a shot on my left top butt area.
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Hello, getting a steroid shot may instead prove dangerous. It is not advisable to give steroids for problems which have not been diagnosed. There are very few indications were steroids should be given, because it does more harm than good. I would rather advise you to get yourself checked by a neurosurgeon or a orthopaedician. You could be suffering from a disc problem and a MRI would be useful but only after u get checked from a doctor. Take care.
Answered: Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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