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My wife suffers a sensation in the left side of the lumbar

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My wife suffers a sensation in the left side of the lumbar region in her back followed by cramp type in her left arm and hand and also the left lower leg and foot which leaves her temporary paralyzed .. these last for about a minute where she feels total loss of function in her hand and foot then all eases and all functions gradually come back. she usually gets them from a lying / sitting position to a standing position
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Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

I am sorry she is having these episodes.

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she could be having pinched nerves in her spine from spinal stenosis or a herniated disk

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or these could be due to muscle cramps from low potassium or low magnesium levels in the body.

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seizure activity or TIA would be less likely.

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she should get blood work to check her magnesium and potassium levels.

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hello?

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he might benefit from a spine MRI scan as well.

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thanks

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