A 31-year-old member asked:
my legs & feet; numb, weak & tingly. painful to walk @rest, both feet throb then go"numb". is this bc of the l2/l5/s1 fracture and djd in my back.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Matthew Kalter answered
18 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Fractures and DJD do not cause nerve compression by themselves. However, it can cause slippage in the back and also chemically irritate nerves which will compress nerves leading to numbness and tingling and eventual weakness
Answered on Jul 28, 2014
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