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I’ve had this tingling/pricking numbness pain in my left

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I’ve had this tingling/pricking numbness pain in my left buttox for around 1 hour now and it hasn’t gone away. I’m really worried
Submitted: 20 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 20 days ago.

What are your age and gender?

Are you on any medications, have back pain?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
I’m 18 female. I have been having lower back pain/burning in the bottom center of my back for around a week and burning in the back of my neck and stiffness for 3 weeks
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
I’m on etoricoxib for the pain in my neck which comes on and off randomly. I’ve been on that for 5 days
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 20 days ago.

Thanks for the further information.

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Thank you.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Ok
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 20 days ago.

Your symptoms of tingling/pricking/numbness in the left buttock area due to pinched nerves in the back.

The following investigations would be required, for the confirmation of the diagnosis;

1) X-ray of the lower back

2) MRI of the spine

3) Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) study

4) Electromyography (EMG).

The mainstay of the treatment though is;

a) Physiotherapy

b) Deep electrotherapy

c) Acupuncture

d) Local analgesic cream

e) Pool therapy/hydrotherapy.

f) Analgesics

g) Lidocaine cream

h) Rest

i) Capsaicin cream.

j) Hot fomentation

k) Brace

I wish your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
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Customer: replied 20 days ago.
The pain in my neck/stiffness came on a day after I had my lip filler dissolved with hyloronadase. Then the lower back pain came on a week or so after, and now this which has only been going on for about 2 hours now. Could it be related?
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
It feels really numb, tingly and pulsating
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
On my left buttox
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 20 days ago.

The back pain and present symptoms of the left buttocks are not likely related to Hyaluronidase.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
It just all started to come on a day after I had it done
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Could it only be nerve related the clinic
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Then
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 20 days ago.

This may be just a coincidence.

Abnormal posture/excessive physical activity may be the precipitating factors.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Yeh it feels like it’s spassming a little bit. Could it all be related to a nerve though?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 20 days ago.

Yes, it is due to nerves.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Ok, so either way it’s just something to do with the nerves
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 20 days ago.

Yes.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
How can I relieve the tingling for
Now?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 20 days ago.

Take Motrin and apply Lidocaine cream.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
What’s motrin?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 20 days ago.

Ibuprofen.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Oh I can’t have ibuprofen
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 20 days ago.

Take paracetamol.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Unfortunately I cant take that either due to overdosing on it
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 20 days ago.

Apply Lidocaine.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Wat is that?
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Can i try a heat pad for the numbness
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 20 days ago.

The heat pad is okay.