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Contents for Back paresthesia (tingling)
  1. Introduction: Back paresthesia (tingling)
  2. Causes (13 conditions)
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Back paresthesia (tingling)

Pins-and-needles (back): Pins-and-needles (back) is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom:

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Back paresthesia (tingling) (medical symptom): A loss of sensation located at or around the back

Introduction: Pins-and-needles (back)

Back paresthesia (tingling) (medical symptom): 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.

Causes of Back paresthesia (tingling) (Pins-and-needles (back))

The list of medical condition causes of Back paresthesia (tingling) (Pins-and-needles (back)) includes:

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BACK PAIN
(Algorithmic Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs)

... Is the pain of acute onset or gradual onset? If it is acute onset, one must consider the possibility of epidural abscess, pyelonephritis, or other abdominal conditions as the cause of the back pain. ... DIAGNOSTIC WORKUP ... READ EXCERPTS »

PARESTHESIAS OF THE LOWER EXTREMITY
(Algorithmic Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs)

... Are the pulses diminished? The presence of diminished pulses should suggest peripheral arteriosclerosis or Leriche's syndrome. Is there associated pain ... DIAGNOSTIC WORKUP ... READ EXCERPTS »

PARESTHESIAS OF THE UPPER EXTREMITY
(Algorithmic Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs)

... Are there paresthesias of the face or cranial nerve signs? These findings would suggest a diagnosis of cerebral vascular disease, a space-occupying ... DIAGNOSTIC WORKUP ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesias
(In a Page: Signs and Symptoms)

... Paresthesias are abnormal sensations, such as numbness or tingling, that may occur secondary to lesions anywhere in the nervous system. They may be accompanied by hypesthesia (decreased... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ EXCERPTS »

Low Back Pain/Swelling
(In a Page: Signs and Symptoms)

... Low back pain is the second most common cause of doctor visits in the U.S. and is the most common cause of disability. Up to 90% of the population will experience back pain during their lives. Studies... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ EXCERPTS »

Back Pain
(In A Page: Pediatric Signs and Symptoms)

... Back pain is an uncommon complaint in children, but relatively more common in adolescents. Although relatively benign causes (such as muscular strain in adolescents) account for the majority of cases, some more severe causes... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesias
(In A Page: Pediatric Signs and Symptoms)

... Paresthesias are abnormal sensations in the extremities in the absence of stimuli. Sensation arises spontaneously and is not always painful. The patient may experience numb, cold... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ EXCERPTS »

PARESTHESIAS, DYSESTHESIAS, AND NUMBNESS
(Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care)

... Anatomically, tingling and numbness or other abnormal sensations in the extremities result from involvement of the peripheral nerve, the nerve plexus (brachial or sciatic), the nerve root, the spinal cord, or the brain. When each of ... READ EXCERPTS »

LOW BACK PAIN
(Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care)

... Nothing is more challenging to diagnose than a case of low back pain. That is why it is so important to have an extensive list of causes in mind before approaching the patient. Anatomy ... READ EXCERPTS »

Back pain
(Handbook of Signs & Symptoms (Third Edition))

... Back pain affects an estimated 80% of the population; in fact, it's the second leading reason — after the common cold — for lost time from work. Although this symptom may herald a spondylogenic disorder, it may... Emergency interventions ... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesia
(Handbook of Signs & Symptoms (Third Edition))

... Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation or combination of sensations — commonly described as numbness, prickling, or tingling — felt along peripheral nerve pathways; these... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... READ EXCERPTS »

Back Pain
(A Pocket Manual of Differential Diagnosis)

... Functional, mechanical causes: postural imbalance    Anteroposterior (e.g., pregnancy)    Lateral (e.g., ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesias
(A Pocket Manual of Differential Diagnosis)

... Peripheral neuropathy , especially associated with    Diabetes mellitus    Alcoholism ... READ EXCERPTS »

Back pain
(Professional Guide to Signs & Symptoms (Fifth Edition))

... Back pain affects an estimated 80% of the population; in fact, it’s the second leading reason—after the common cold—for lost time from work. Although this... Emergency interventions ... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Geriatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesia
(Professional Guide to Signs & Symptoms (Fifth Edition))

... Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation or combination of sensations—commonly described as numbness, prickling, or tingling—felt along peripheral nerve pathways; these sensations generally aren’t painful. Unpleasant or painful... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Low Back Pain
(The 10-Minute Diagnosis Manual: Symptoms and Signs in the Time-Limited Encounter)

... Stephen Davis Approach Low back pain is a common problem with many causes. The differential diagnosis can be grouped into three over-lapping categories: urgent... History ... Physical examination ... Testing ... Diagnostic assessment ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesia and Dysesthesia
(The 10-Minute Diagnosis Manual: Symptoms and Signs in the Time-Limited Encounter)

... Rosemarie Cannarella Paresthesia and dysesthesia are symptoms of peripheral nerve dysfunction caused by ectopic nerve pulses generated in these fibers. They are unphysiologic evocations... Approach. ... History ... Physical examination ... Testing ... Diagnostic assessment ... READ EXCERPTS »

Low Back Pain
(Field Guide to Bedside Diagnosis)

... Differential Overview ❑ Musculoligamentous strain ❑ Lumbar disc herniation ❑ Osteoarthritis ... Diagnostic Approach ... Clinical Findings ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Back pain
(Alarming Signs and Symptoms: Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice Series)

... Back pain affects an estimated 80% of the population and is the second leading cause of absence from work. Although this symptom may indicate a spondylogenic disorder, it may also result from a genitourinary, GI,... Assessment ... History ... Physical examination ... Pediatric pointers ... Geriatric pointers ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Nursing considerations ... Patient teaching ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Back pain
(Signs & Symptoms: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses)

... Back pain affects an estimated 80% of the U.S. population; in fact, it’s the second leading reason — after the common cold — for lost time from work. Although this symptom may herald a spondylogenic disorder, it may also... History ... Physical assessment ... Medical causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Geriatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesia
(Signs & Symptoms: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses)

... Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation or combination of sensations — commonly described as numbness, prickling, or tingling — felt along peripheral nerve pathways; these sensations generally aren’t... History ... Physical assessment ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Back Pain
(The Diagnostic Approach to Symptoms and Signs in Pediatrics)

...Although less common in children than inadults, a specific cause can frequently be identified. Principal Causes of Back Pain Congenital Spine ... Clinical Features and Diagnosis ... Diagnostic Approach ... References ... READ EXCERPTS »

Back pain
(Nursing: Interpreting Signs and Symptoms)

... Back pain affects an estimated 80% of the population; in fact, it's the second leading reason—after the common cold—for lost time from work. Although this symptom may herald a... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Nursing considerations ... Patient teaching ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesia
(Nursing: Interpreting Signs and Symptoms)

... Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation or combination of sensations—commonly described as numbness, prickling, or tingling—felt along peripheral nerve pathways; these sensations generally aren't painful.... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Nursing considerations ... Patient teaching ... READ EXCERPTS »

LOW BACK PAIN
(Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care)

... Nothing is more challenging to diagnose than a case of low back pain. That is why it is so important to have an extensive list of causes in mind before approaching the patient. Anatomy forms the... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

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