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Carteret, NJ
A 38-year-old female asked:

I fell on the stair case sraight on my back i felt my back crack since then i have a burning sensation on my left side and can't hardly walk ?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Go see your doc!: Back injuries leading to change in sensation and inability to walk need to be evaluated. Go see your doc for a complete evaluation. Go to the emergency department if you can't control your bladder or can't walk due to muscle weakness, not just pain. Numbness in your crotch area is also a really bad sign and needs to be evaluated emergently.
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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Sleep Medicine 40 years experience
Need attention: You need some imaging like xray burning pain is mostly due to nerve problem, like pinch nerve. Please see your doctor.
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Last updated Nov 13, 2012

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