Neck or Back Pain
Neck or back pain is often caused by herniated intervertebral disks, spinal stenosis, facet joint arthritis, etc. A spinal disk or stenosis can cause sciatic neuralgia, tingling, numbness and weakness in the arms or legs. However, this kind of paresthsia can be a sign of stroke, or in rare cases, a symptom of cancer. Furthermore, there are various other causes of tingling and numbness in the arms or legs, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome, diabetic neuropathy, hypothyroidism , etc. In thrse cases, just treating the back or the neck will be completely ineffective.
These various symptoms of a severe diseases can be diagnosed and treated by a medical doctor (M.D.) with specialized medical knowledge, who has graduated from medical school and undergone a residency program.