Numbness in the Upper Left Back.
If you ever encounter any numbness in the upper left back, never brush it off. It can be serious and frustrating as well, depend on the conditions because its a signal to you that you may need to seek a doctor advice so that we can handle it well and treat it.
Numbness sometime will be followed by tingling feelings. If there is numbness in the back it can also occur it in other parts of the body such as legs,arms, and feet as well. Numbness happens when the nerve impulses experience difficulty in travelling from skin to the brain. It can be a small sign of nerve damage or injury or peripheral nervous system and may required urgent medical attention.
You can experience numbness because of a back injury or a pinched nerve caused by a herniated disc. An infection, scar tissue or tumor also can put pressure on nerves and cause blood vessels to become inflamed, causing numbness in the back muscles. Some medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis, stenosis or a stroke also can cause back numbness.
A doctor will suggest medication, surgery or another treatment for numbness caused by an infection such as multiple sclerosis, scar tissue, a tumor or stenosis. In the meantime, an over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen may help relieve symptoms. Doctors will also advice back exercises that can help stretch and tone up the back muscles to relieve and prevent pain and numbness.