eurochikMemberFebruary 6, 2012 at 6:08 amPost count: 1
I have just turned 22 and for the past week, I have been experiencing tingling sensations in parts of my body. When I’m sitting down and trying to focus on something, I feel isolated tingling in one or two fingertips on both hands, in the middle of my palm, and particularly on my left foot. They are not too bothersome but I notice them. Last week, I also felt a tingling sensation in the back of my tongue that lasted for a few seconds(my lower wisdom teeth are coming in but dont know if thats why) I have some lower back pain in the lumbar area after starting a new exercise regimen(this has given me numbness before but only in the buttocks area), but I know this can’t explain the tingling in other parts of the body. Could this be due to anxiety or could it indicate something more serious, such as MS? I don’t have any fatigue or pain, loss of vision, ect but I’m worried. Thank you
I.MDonald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorFebruary 20, 2012 at 7:14 amPost count: 8378
Tingling sensations or paresthesias are somewhat common and many times- not to be too concerned about. Yes- there is the association of multiple sclerosis but many more people have paresthesias without MS than with. Simply being anxious causes increased respiration which blows off CO2 which in turn causes temporary blood alkalinity. This then causes paresthesias. There are electrolyte disorders that can cause paresthesias too. If you are very concerned, please see your family physician.
Dr. CorenmanPLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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