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Is It Normal To Have Numbness And Leg Tremors Due To Spinal Surgery
Patient is unable to sit and walk due to severe pain on lateral side of leg . what may b the diagnosis? Patients spinal xray is normal
Need an exam: by someone who is knowledgeable about pain, such as a physiatrist. The pelvis, buttock, hip, knee, ankle and everything in between needs to be examined, not just the spine. Neurologic testing needs to be done. Further studies (CT, MRI) of the spine may be warranted Don't let the examining doctor off without an explanation as this is interfering with activities of daily living. Good luck. ...Read more
It is possible, even with emg, to not be able to distinguish the cause of extreme hand pain when carpl tnl and cervical issues exist?
Possibly : Common causes if hand pain can be neuropathic (cts), arthritic (bones), tendonitis (tendons), or a combination. When you have both cts and cervical issues i recommend treating the easy one first. Cts surgery is easy for the surgeon and the patient. It will yield results that will either resolve your problem or identify that your cervical issues are the predominate cause if your pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
So if MRI was normal but may not show nerve damage from spinal and your in severe shooting pain what would it be? Muscle spasms or damaged nerve?
Multiple causes: it can be a facet problem, and endplate irritation, or even discogenic pain without herniation, among other causes. you need to see a pain specialist ...Read more
How to know if slight urine/maybe bowel incontinence is related to issues like bulging discs in neck,stenosis,tingling ,numbnes in arms,etc...?
MRI and EMG: The bottom nerves in the spinal,cord innervate the vowel and bladder. Any incomtinence should be evaluated immediately. Uro dynamic evaluations for bladder by a urologist and bowel pressure reading by a proctologist can determine significance. Reviewing MRI and EMG data from the lumbar spine area nerves can also held determine contribution from spine pathology ...Read more
I have extremely severe pain in my cervical spine that causes twitching and migraines. The surgeon is reluctant to operate (poor outcome?)
See below.: Surgery on the cervical spine when patients mainly have neck pain in the absence of nerve compression or slippage of the vertebrae (spondylolisthesis) has mixed results. Migraines can have many causes and are often difficult to diagnose. I would recommend seeking the opinion of a neurologist. It may also be beneficial to obtain a second opinion from a spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If u have diabetes is it dangerous to also have poor circulation in feet whilst also having mild nerve pain in legs and arm..is amputation likely?
Not good combination: Think of too much sugar in your blood like maple syrup. Your blood wouldn't flow through veins and arteries as well as it should. The sugar in your blood can cause smaller blood vessels to get clogged and reduce oxygen and nutrient supply to affected areas especially small nerve endings in hands and feet. Poor circulation would only compound this problem. Tissue without oxygen will die off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
From time to time I have short spastic muscles pain usually in the legs. Can it possibly be MS and/or Parkinson's Disease?
Crossing legs for a while causing numbness, is it due to ischemia to the nerve? Or to the vascular structures that cause numbness?
My Wife is experiencing leg numbness and constipation. The following also describe her: Numbness or tingling and Loss of strength. The hospital is releasing her with her left leg numb they did MRI AND CT scan.What do we need to check? Possibilities?
Check Medication lis: Multiple symptoms arising simultaneously argues against an anatomic problem that would've been detected by MRI or CT scan. Chances are that this is a medication side effect (from anesthesia?) or a neurologic condition. You can ask for electromyography / nerve conduction study (EMG / NCS) that may help determine cause of numbness / weakness. For constipation, laxatives should be tried. Use HT Prime ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could spinal stenosis or scar tissue be a cause for post L5 s-1 fusion patient to have numbness and tingling in feet then to buttocks and groin.?
Yes: Spinal stenosis can lead to these symptoms and postoperative spinal changes can as well whether related to "scar tissue" or not. This causes symptoms from buttocks down to feet. If symptoms are going up leg from feet it may be a neuropathy or related to nerve changes in leg rather than in spine. You can have this evaluated and an emg/ncv or nerve test may help to distinguish source. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have nerve damage because i keep getting leg vibrations under my skin . Often. And can that be related to my scoliosis ?
How to know if I reherniated the disc after microdiscectomy?I have some nerve tingling and strange feeling but not pain in both legs
See your surgeon: You should contact your surgeon. Tingling can be a very vague symptom, and may or may not relate to your disc. It's reassuring that you don't have pain, but you could have inflammation of or pressure on a nerve in your back next to the disc. Your surgeon should recheck you. ...Read more
What tests can diagnose small fiber neuropathy and is it common to have facial numbness first then the extremities?
Biopsy: The best way is a biopsy in the lower leg. This is relatively painless and only requires some local anesthesia in the skin. Most small fiber neuropathies begin in the extremities. Facial numbness is more concerning for a possible central nervous system issue. I would recommend seeing a neurologist. ...Read more
Is it possible for a ncv to miss nerve damage done in arms by gbs if main problem are my legs but do have marked numbness in hands and face? My ins. Only covered my arms to be done.
Rephrase but I think: You are asking about nerveconductiontests?I don't understand gbs.Nctests only measure damage to the large nerves in the nerve bundles. Those nerves handle touch, pressure. Thin nerves (pain) don't show up in these tests. Only a biopsy shows thin nerve damage &this is rarely done. ...Read more
More info: There are tons of things that can cause pain in leg, also pain is different from weakness, although sometimes pain can cause weakness, plz see an MD for further evaluation. ...Read more
I am having soreness and stiffness in my leg. Is that considered spasticity? Also, what can be done to keep the leg warm. Is this something a primary care or neurology should handle?
No. These are-: -not related at all, but 2 separate entities. If a big concern C Ur PCP 4 an eval. ...Read more
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