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What causes numbness in the hands while lower back pain?

I have been awakening during the night with numbness in either or both hands; this may happen several times per night. I have found that sitting with my forearms on my thighs and my head bent down toward the floor helps relieve the numbness quickly; another tactic is to stand with my head bent down. I do have several low back problems and am wondering if some of the sitting positions I get into to relieve the pain are causing problems with my neck?
Mon, 8 Oct 2018
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Hi,

Most probably it will be due to neuropathic causes like a prolapsed disc.

Consult an orthopedician and get an MRI scan done.

As of now, analgesics like Tramadol or Diclofenac will be helpful.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Shinas Hussain,
General & Family Physician
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What causes numbness in the hands while lower back pain?

Hi, Most probably it will be due to neuropathic causes like a prolapsed disc. Consult an orthopedician and get an MRI scan done. As of now, analgesics like Tramadol or Diclofenac will be helpful. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician