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A 39-year-old member asked:

any different symptoms of ms and nerve damage in the back?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Pain may be present: A "pinched nerve" in the back can cause radiating pain down a leg. Some ms pts get diffuse leg pains and cramps. A ruptured disc can cause numbness and weakness in one or both legs, and can seem similar to ms. A neurological exam however, can sort out spinal cord (ms), and nerve roots (low back issues) for example.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Some differences: Normally nerve problems in the lower back (where they are most common) cause pain, numbness, weakness or decreased reflexes in the legs. They are often asymmetrical. The symptoms last a long time. MS often causes numbness or weakness on one side of the body, double vision, or impaired vision in one eye. These symptoms may only last a few days.

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