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Could Severe Spinal Arthritis Cause Constant Leg Numbness
Spinal stenosis: The arthritis in the spine could be compressing the exiting nerve roots from the spinal cord causing numbness down the legs. If the back pain and symptoms down the leg(s) become too debilitating then surgery would be recommended. A spine surgeon consult would be advised. Obviously if bowel/bladder issues start then this surgery becomes urgent. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Have severe back spasms with left leg numbness and tingling and pain, what causes this, also left leg sometimes gives out.
Pinched nerve: Your symptoms, in particular the left leg numbness/tingling/pain/weakness, strongly suggest a pinched nerve in your lumbar spine. If your symptoms are progressively worsening, you may even need surgery. See a physician for further evaluation and treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely causes for severe middle back pain that's neg. on scans and not responsive to PT, TENS, or injections? Also leg numbness and bladder problems.
Varies: Presumably you have had a negative MRI of the thoracic spine, which is good at ruling out major structural causes there. Other possibilities include vascular causes, non spinal neurological conditions, and involvement of other areas of the central nervous system. Consider seeing a neurologist if you have not seen one. ...Read more
Would my overlapping second toe and severe bunions cause me to have knee pain and leg numbness of the same leg? I have no pre existing leg issues.
Pain not related: The only way that your knee pain would be related to your bunion and/or hammertoe, is the fact that they are making you walk differently due them being painful themselves (bunion/hammertoe). Consider them being indirectly related. The numbness is totally a different issue. That could be something originating from your back. Consult a professional. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severe back pain&sudden leg numbness like when it falls asleep when change sitting or laying positions cause?Hist:coffee table fell on back 2-3yrs ago
Severe leg pain starting at mid buttocks, spreads all the way to ankle, right leg, numbness, loss of feeling. Any ideas what it could be?
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