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May I know how old you are please?
How long have you had these symptoms for?
Do you suffer from any medical conditions such as Diabetes?
Ok. Thank you.
That's quite a detailed description of symptoms. Typically numbness, burning sensation involving just the little finger (pinky) can be attributed very specifically to ulnar nerve....this is a nerve that goes along the inner side of your arm and forearm.
The more widespread symptoms that you describe, involving back, calf, neck etc would again suggest multiple nerve involvement....polyneuritis. The commonest cause of polyneuritis is Vitamin B deficiency and this can resolve very easily with treatment.
Less commonly polyneuritis can be caused by viral infection too, but again this resolves spontaneously on its own over a period of time.
You mention MRI scan....is that a scan of your neck?
If there are nerve symptoms, one of the more useful investigations would be an EMG -NCV STUDIES (Electromyography and nerve conduction velocity).
And perhaps special blood investigations to look at your Vitamin B12 level may help.
I wouldn't think so. If your symptoms were more localised to your lip or face, then there may have been a connection.
Your symptoms are fairly widespread.
I don't think your symptoms are worrying, but they do warrant a thorough clinical examination by a doctor, either an orthopaedic surgeon or a neurologist and further investigations depending on what is found on examination.
I completely understand your anxiety.
As I already mentioned before, Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause symptoms very similar to what you describe.
When u say muscle spasms...do u mean twitching in the muscles? Or cramps?
Low calcium in blood (hypocalcemia) can cause muscle twitching and spasms..
Maybe worth getting a blood work done to look at all these issues.
Best option would be to see a doctor in person, have an examination and investigations in that order.
It Depends on what blood tests were done. Do you have the reports with you.
While you wait for your MRI and further consultation with your doctor, there is no harm in starting a multi vitamin and calcium supplement. (Vit B12 will need a prescription though as it is injectable).
As I have said before you need a face to face consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon or a neurologist to sort this out further.
Thanks and take care