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Forum Name: Osteoporosis

Question: Numbness in my leg, now pains in my arm.


 MCG - Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:30 am

My leg has now been numb for over a week, Its started off as painful pins and needles. I went to my docter who wanted me to have blood tests and a possible MRI scan. Over the past few days I have also began to have pains in my arm, lower back and occasionally headaches. Does anyone have any idea what this could be?
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:26 pm

User avatar Hello,
Blood tests and MRI seem sound from considering the following 2 main possible diagnosis:
diabetes
lumbar disc disease (leg numbness)

Since the symptoms have started in the upper limb, the blood tests are further indicated.
But lumbar disc problems may be further suspected if the pain or symptoms worsen with activity or static postures such as extensive driving farther and farther down the road.

Take care.

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