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Tailbone injury, leg, arm numbness, loss of sensitivity in arms. Due to fall?

Two weeks ago I was at roller derby practice and I fell and landed on my tailbone. Ever since then, my legs go numb easier and I ll wake up at night and my hands will be numb. They feel like they re asleep, but I m not Layin on them or anything. And I have to change position and move my hands around to get the feeling back. Could this be related to my fall?
Asked On : Sun, 28 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting a query in healthcaremagic.

A fall and trauma on tailbone may cause tingling sensation over the legs but can never cause the same in upper limbs. If it is causing so, then you should get an MRI done of the whole spine to find out the exact cause.

Compression of the nerve roots and causing the numbness which needs an early treatment.

Hope I am able to solve your concerns.
Answered: Tue, 10 Sep 2013
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