If someone has diagnoses of both MS and lumbar spinal stenosis and has heavy tingling of whole leg in the shower which subsides after cooling, is the tingling caused by the MS or the stenosis?
The tingling of your leg after a hot shower could be due to either condition but more likely caused by the MS. The exception would be if you develop tingling in this leg with walking, especially if this is causing discomfort, even when it is not hot. In this case, everything could be related to the lumbar canal stenosis.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego