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  • zacksmama
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    Dear Dr.,
    I had a baby back in october, I had two epidurals and neither of them worked due to what my o.b said was “poor placement” .. and ended up going under general anesthesia. .. ever since then ive had a tingling sensation in my upper left back .. at first it would come and go but now seems a lot more frequent and seems like the spot is getting bigger and sometimes feel it in my upper ab on the left side now. It does sometimes accompany with a burning sensation. . The area is not numb.. just constant tingling.. what could this be from?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    The location “upper left back” could mean near the shoulder blade or could mean the top of the lower back area (thoracolumbar junction or where the chest meets the lower back).

    Tingling sensations typically are from irritation to a sensory nerve. If this area is near the puncture site of the epidural catheter, the symptoms could be a result of irritation to the local sensory nerve that exits out of the spine at that level (the medial branch of the posterior nerve).

    If this is the case, these symptoms are nothing to worry about. Over time (three to six months) the symptoms should diminish.

    Dr. Corenman

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