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l5 s1 foot numbness

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Herniated disc: It means herniated disc. The disc is a cushion like piece in between the vertebrae. Itabsorbs the shock on walking and body movement. When it comes ou ... Read More
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Disc herniation: If your symptoms are left sided and consistant with a l 5 or s1 distribution might want to try an injection for diagnostic reasons good luck mostly g ... Read More
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Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spi ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Roberts
36 years experience Neurology
See Neurologist: A medical neurologist can help with accuracy in diagnosis, and is not a surgeon, so he can render a non-biased opinion on the best treatment. He may ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Spinal lamina: Not familiar with that procedure did you men lamioplasty or laminectomy? Youve already had half a laminectomy did the decompression help at all? Or wo ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
37 years experience Neurosurgery
No fusion: If back pain minimal and MRI demonstrates nerve residual root compression, i would recommend minimally invasive laminoforaminotomy. Fusion is for bac ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Good Question: If it was recent you have to wait until swelling goes down. Everyone heals at a different rate and some never get rid of the numbness but there are t ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Upto 1.5 years: The compressed injured nerve may take up to 1.5 years to come back if it does as at all. Herniated disc surgery is good at relieving pain from the her ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Months: For many patients, the numbness resolves . However, it can take several months. In a smaller percentage it persists but tends to be less bothersome ov ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
18 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: While there are many causes of leg pain and numbness one of the most common causes is lumbar radiculopathy. This occurs when one of the nerves leavin ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Recurrent herniation: It is certainly possible that you may have had a recurrence of the disc herniation, which could be causing numbness/tingling now instead of pain. If ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Numbness after surge: Very unlikely to improve. Its already been 2 years.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: You have a lumbar radiculopathy related to compression of a nerve root in your lower back. Get help.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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No surgery: Usually surgery is nor indicated for this. BUT, it does sound like your xray suggests significant arthritis of the spine. If otherwise in good healt ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
13 years experience Podiatry
Yes: S-1 compression can cause numbness in the toes and sole of the foot. L-5 compression can cause numbness in the anterior lateral aspect of the shin and ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Will. Need an MRI: Epidural steroid injection can help this at least you should have a series of three. Depending on the rest of your findings you may be a surgical can ... Read More
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