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A 56-year-old female asked:

Hi, it's been a week i have electrical sharp pain along spine, extreme pins & needle pain right leg & numbness on my toe and pain mid section near the spine. do i need to get an mri and what's the cause. currently on fampyra med. thanks?

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Dr. Steven Simon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 40 years experience
You have multiple sclerosis to be taking Fampyra, so your symptoms may represent a flare vs a new lesion. You need to discuss this with your PMR doc or neurologist to determine if further work up is needed at this time, or if a round of steroids, AEDs, or other treatment is warranted. Good luck
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Would recommend contacting your neurologist, and informing about the changes. Sounds like a lesion in the cervical spine which needs evaluation and treatment. If you have MS, this would be consistent with a relapse and should be handled ASAP.
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Last updated Apr 5, 2021

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