What is this tingling/numbness sensation on my side?
September 15, 2008 7:26 AM Subscribe
Why does my hip/left side of my lower back have a tingling/numbness to it?
posted by jwfree to health & fitness (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A few days ago I developed a sensation in the lower left side of my back and the left side of my hip. It is a small portion of my body, from the middle of my buttocks to the top of my hip bone. Maybe even onto my stomach just a little bit. It started out as an 'itch' and it just never went away. Now it will 'itch' basically all day and night. When I scratch it to try to relieve the situation it's hard to feel and just creates a weird sensation. Not completely numb but pretty close.
I have not fallen or had any kind of hard impact to that side. I tried some research of my own and came to the conclusion that it might be a nervous system issue. One thing I can think of is that I will something stnad up and twist kind of violently to each side to pop my back. That could be the cause right there.
I have looked at questions
and answers that are smiliar on AskMeFi but nothing like my situation. Any help as to what might have caused it (to prevent it in the future) and how to go about fixing it is appreciated!