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i had major back surgery in feb & neck surgery in june this year. having a lot of issues with arthritis and pain also severe neuropathy in my feet.

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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
See this: I see this a lot. People have back surgery, injuries and later develop neuropathy symptoms. I think it is because people had neuropathy to begin with, and the symptoms were assumed to be due to a pinched nerve(s). You have to address the neuropathy. i would see a Neurologist

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