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Any different symptoms of MS and nerve damage in the back?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
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.
Answered on Nov 23, 2016
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