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#1 of 3 Old 08-11-2006, 04:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My upper back (around and between the shoulder blades), buttocks when I sit, legs and arms to a lesser degree are going all tingly and not quite numb. It's maddening! I can't sit long, I can't stand long, and I can't lay down for long without this happening. Any ideas?

It's a burning tingling sorta numb thing and it's really frustrating. I have some auto immune issues and I deal with joint pain, but this is new on me. Any ideas?

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There are several things that can cause the symptoms you describe

1. Pinched nerves

2. Beginnings of a shingles outbreak

3. Liver toxicity (exposure to pesticides, environmental toxins, heavy metals, etc)

4. A type of neuropathy

Acupuncture can really help. I recently treated a patient who had a numb, tingly feeling on her entire back. It took a series of treatments but it did clear up and she's as happy as can be.

Hope you're feeling better soon!

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Thanks for your response! It's nice to at least have things to consider.

I have what is most likely Systemic Lupus, and probably some accompanying disorders. I am thinking the back thing is related to pressure somewhere else because when I stand or sit for too long it's unbearable.

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