Loss of sensation in any part of the body is called numbness. It is usually caused by damage, irritation, or compression of one or more nerves that supply the numb area. The conditions that cause numbness are neuralgia, radiculopathy, peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, spinal cord injury, stroke, and fracture.

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Will previous history of arthritis in the right side of the hip cause pain in the left side?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. I have had excruciating pain around my lower back or left the hip area the last day or so. It has been so bad it has stopped me evening from being able to stand up, and I have had to take a couple of days off of work now. I did have some numbness or tingling i...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, pain can be due to arthritis only because you have a similar history, so somehow, it increases the risk of other joints' involvement. And this time, it is back, so possible your bones have deficiencies, or maybe there is a slipped disc, so that would be checked...  Read Full »

Can tight trousers cause pain and numbness in the hip region?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain and numbness in my hip region for six to seven months. I take cold showers in winter, wear tight trousers at night. I guess this is causing nerve compression and resulting in pain and numbness. I still do not know whether the pain is from the nerve or bone. I went t...  Read Full »

Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your x-rays (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), it does not show anything wrong with your pelvic bones or the lower back. This means there can be soft tissue or nerve problems. Kindly answer the following questions to hel...  Read Full »

Does COVID-19 cause numbness and tingling sensation in hands and feet?

Query: Hello doctor,I had COVID a month ago. During COVID, I started having pain in my joints and muscle, along with numbness in my hands and feet. The numbness is worse in the tip of the toes and fingers. It has continued and got worse now. I am on Gabapentin, but it does not help much. I have constant nu...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Bentrez-cabanilla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for the query. Your symptoms of pins and needles sensation on the distal parts of extremities seem to be related to the nerve. It may be a complication of COVID (Coronavirus Disease-2019) or a post-viral neuropathy. Kindly answer me the following to help ...  Read Full »

Why do I have numbness in arms and legs only on lying down?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I am obese with a weight of 288 lbs. I am not under any medication and do not have any illness. Recently, I am getting numbness in my arms, thighs radiating to my feet, and my face feels odd whenever I lie down or wake up from sleep. My vision is blurred, I hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I feel sorry about the problems you are facing. Kindly answer me the following to guide you. 1) Is it exactly numbness or a weakness misinterpreted as numbness? 2) Since how many days are you having these complaints, and is it increasing in sever...  Read Full »

What causes numbness in fingers?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 55 years old with a weight of 88 kilograms and a height of five feet seven inches. I have severe pain in my back. I am not able to sit or walk or lie down. After having a long bed rest, I am feeling better. After having three epidural injections, I have worse pain in my back, especial...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Having pain in the back is quite normal when it remains related to the L4-L5 bulging disc. For this reason, I suggest you start taking Pregabalin or Gabapentine. Regarding numbness on fingers, I suggest you do a cervical spine X-ray to exc...  Read Full »

My mom is having a disc problem. Is it good to have surgery or physiotherapy?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother, aged 41, has been suffering from back pain, hip pain which became leg pain and foot numbness for almost three months now. She went to an orthopedician and had an MRI of the lumbar spine, which revealed a problem in the L5-S1 disc. I would really appreciate if you can assis...  Read Full »

Dr. James F Geiselman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your question and your attached MRI reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As the MRI report stated, there is a disc bulge at L5-S1 causing the numbness and leg pain. Has your mom been to a chiropractor before? What was your orthopedic s...  Read Full »

Is disc herniation the cause of my symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor,I think that I have a pinched nerve or herniated disc in my back right next to my left shoulder blade. It makes me hard to breathe. Before two days, my face, hands, and feet became numb and my eyes got twitching while driving. When I breathed out, it was wheezy. When I inhaled, I had a cou...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to All the nerves in the body originate from the brain and it goes to all over the body through the spinal cord. You have mentioned the presence of a herniated disc and pinched nerve in the shoulder. When this happens, nerve pathways below the herniated site get distur...  Read Full »

Can I dance with a bulging disc?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 38 years old, and I made a bad dance move with my back, and that resulted in a few slipped discs. The tingling, numbness (whole body but mostly left side) went away after about 5-6 days. The weakness in the arms (when raising the elbows, usually when I sit or lie down) went away a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sivasankar Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Because of abnormal posture, this can happen. That weakness and tingling are primarily transient, and no need to worry. If you do an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) for the normal individual, also there will be a minimal disc problem. You can prevent this by avoidin...  Read Full »

Why do I feel dizzy and numb after getting up from sleep for two days?

Query: Hi doctor, I have dizziness or numbness over head for the past two days. I have them when I get up from sleeping. I also get them when I sit for long time. I am working from home for few days. I have done some blood tests. All the reports are fine except for some findings. I have a lymphocyte level...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you are working from home, you might be using a laptop or computer excessively for a long time. In my opinion, symptoms like dizziness and numbness over head are related to the same. Sometimes, neck muscles get spasms and there is decreased blood flow to the neck cau...  Read Full »

Why do I have numbness in my fingertips?

Query: Hi doctor, My thumb, index and ring fingers are all super numb at the fingertips. This numbness has lasted for five days, and now I am getting horrible sharp pains in my index finger. Previously, I have carpal tunnel syndrome.  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have mentioned numbness in your hand finger tips, and the area mentioned appears to be that of median nerve region. Now, if this pain and numbness are severe and persistent, then the advice to you is to get nerve conduction study done and look for severity of compr...  Read Full »

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