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The skin sensation of partial numbness or "pins and needles" or a type of "burning", "tingling" or "creeping" sensation of the skin, is known as a "paresthesia". Symptoms may start as a tingling (paresthesia) and change to a numbness, or there may be a combination of decreased sensation (numbness) but with heightened sensations at certain times or with stimulation. Any type of tingling, burning, or numbness is usually a symptom related to a sensory nerve being damaged, diseased, or injured. Causes depend on the exact location of the paresthesia sensations, but typically include a physical nerve injury type condition (e.g. a nerve entrapment or some type of pressure being applied to a nerve directly or to the spinal attachment of that nerve), or a disease condition affecting the nerves (e.g. neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and others). Having these sensory symptoms in multiple locations, or the recurrence of similar symptoms in different locations is a hallmark symptom of multiple sclerosis, so your doctor will likely ask about the past history of similar symptoms to assess the likelihood of multiple sclerosis as a diagnosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). Any of these tingling or numbness symptoms are more than just annoying; they can indicate a serious medical condition and require prompt medical diagnosis by a professional....more »
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Medical Conditions associated with Back numbness:
Numbness (497 causes), Back symptoms (1093 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)
Symptoms related to Back numbness:
Back tingling (13 causes), Back pain (479 causes), Back ache (66 causes), Back symptoms (1093 causes), Burning sensations (446 causes), Tingling symptoms (951 causes), Spinal diseases, Slip disc, Nerve injury, Sciatica (30 causes)
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