Is this my back
Started with a little lumbago pain and intermittent numbness in toe and intermittent discomfort in same side of thigh after sitting for long time.
Then progressed to pins and needles and numbness spreading to foot intermittently all on side.
Mild pins and needles then started in other foot on occasions. Then pins and needles started in both hands at night with severe pain between shoulder blades during day which is intermittent but difficult to ease when starts.
Saw neurologist tests carried out nil diagnosed.
Sciatica and explanation for pins and needles in hands was some type nerve compression; he decided no further action was needed. Since then have developed numb bum on sitting; can't touch toes and bum is uncomfortable.
Recently when I sit and m goes numb feel like both feet are warm and a little red. Most of problem is down the right leg.
Am getting 2nd opinion in May but could this be back related? I work as a nurse and my back has had plenty of wear over the years. Can back problems present with pins and needles in hands and feet all bit it one side is the main problem, All bloods ie sugar vitamins etc are normal
I have under active thyroid for many years or
but otherwise no other problems. Hello Anne,
Yes, this could be your back but obviously there are different areas that would be causing these symptoms. You don't give a time line but if they all started at the same time, then I'd be more concerned about a primarily neurological condition.
From a chiropractic standpoint everything would hang on the examination. Did movements of the lower back provoke the symptoms in the leg? Are there spinal and or sacroiliac joint fixations? Is the slump test positive? Are there objective sensory and reflex changes in the affected limb?
In regards the symptoms in your arm and upper back, do movements of the neck provoke the pain? Is the Upper Limb Tension Test positive and which fingers are affected?
As you can see it's complex. I would recommend a consultation with an experienced and conscientious chiropractor who would examine you carefully and not just adjust your neck and back. Take the results of any tests you've had with you.
Let us know what comes of it?