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L4-5, s1 herniation, numbness down left leg for two years. Should I put any hope in the new antibiotic research for herniated discs?

L4-5, s1 herniation, numbness down left leg for two years. Should I put any hope in the new antibiotic research for herniated discs?

It won't happen: In our generation based on my feeble thinking. Degeneration of disc (part of aging) with /accompanying herniation/ slipped disc, spinal stenosis/narrowing of spinal canal would cause sciatica. Antibiotics would kill bacteria but won't affect degeneration of body parts. Take care and god bless u! http://www. M.Webmd. Com/back-pain/tc/degenerative-disc-disease-topic-overview. ...Read more

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I have slipped disc l4, L5 and s1 from two years now. I want to know wether slipped disc is completely curable? Have numbness in left leg.

I have slipped disc l4, L5 and s1 from two years now. I want to know wether slipped disc is completely curable? Have numbness in left leg.

Can be: This really depends on what treatment you have had done. If by slipped you mean herniated, the typical treatment is pain medications and therapy, followed by epidurals and if necessary surgery. If its just numbness, there are medications to treat that although their efficacy varies. Consider seeing a physiatrist. ...Read more

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What could be causing pain in legs and arms, , knee pain, and numbness in two toes on left foot. Last year my neurologist found nerve damsge. Now worse?

What could be causing pain in legs and arms, , knee pain, and numbness in two toes on left foot. Last year my neurologist found nerve damsge. Now worse?

Neuropathy: Makes one more susceptible to focal nerve compression. If you have underlying neuropathy find and treat the causes. It may be time to schedule a follow up with your neurologist to see if you have developed other problems like Carpal Tunnel, Tarsal Tunnel, Ulnar neuropathy or Peroneal Neuropathy as the treatment may be different than what was suggested a year ago. ...Read more

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After wearing high heels for a very long time one day most of my foot was numb now not quite a year later my big toes are partially numb still and my legs feel like they're just starting to fall asleep for long peiods of time?

After wearing high heels for a very long time one day most of my foot was numb now not quite a year later my big toes are partially numb still and my legs feel like they're just starting to fall asleep for long peiods of time?

Not just shoes: Digital nerves can be compressed by tight shoes causing the toes to become numb. But sensory change in the leg involves different nerves. Also circulatory change can cause leg numbness too. So you have 2 different things going on. ...Read more

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My left heel has been numb for two years. Now my right heel is numb too. When I wake up, my toes are now numb and I have shooting pains in my feet.?

My left heel has been numb for two years. Now my right heel is numb too. When I wake up, my toes are now numb and I have shooting pains in my feet.?

See your doctor: This is never normal. See your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, and possibly order tests to find out what's wrong. ...Read more

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Rt thigh feels numb, feels like my rt foot is slipping on ice. Had a rt inquinal hernia mesh repair two years ago. Could mesh be the problem?

Rt thigh feels numb, feels like my rt foot is slipping on ice. Had a rt inquinal hernia mesh repair two years ago. Could mesh be the problem?

Unlikely: While sensory nerves of the groin and lateral thigh can be damaged or cut and cause pain or numbness after groin hernia repair, these nerves do not extend to the feet, or even to the distal thigh. It may be a disc problem of the spine. ...Read more

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Two hernia surgery lst year in apr for repair and dec for mesh removal. I now have numb tingling, burning outer thigh and hurts to touch plus discolor?

Two hernia surgery lst year in apr for repair and dec for mesh removal. I now have numb tingling, burning outer thigh and hurts to touch plus discolor?

Nerve Pain: After the initial hernia repair there is always a risk of nerve injury. When someone has gone through two inguinal surgeries there is a very high likelihood of injury to the ilioinguinal and genitofemoral nerve. This can lead to numbness and tingling of the inner thigh and medial groin area. There is also a risk of abscess or fluid collection which can lead to the discoloration. See UR Surgeon ...Read more

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Left leg is numb and it swells by the end of the day I am 59 years old and work as an elevator mechanic.

Left leg is numb and it swells by the end of the day I am 59 years old and work as an elevator mechanic.

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Unilateral symptoms like yours need to be investigated sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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For years now I have a problem on my leg. Sometimes it hurts, burns, its numb, its really sensitive... Its not the nerves and nobody knows what it is?

For years now I have a problem on my leg. Sometimes it hurts, burns, its numb, its really sensitive... Its not the nerves and nobody knows what it is?

Need a neurologist: Your symptoms are concerning for some type of nerve issue. The most likely source would come from your spine. The next cause could be a pinched nerve in the leg itself or a tumor involving the nerve. Lastly a neurological disorder like ms could cause such symptoms rarely. Regardless, a neurologist can assess your exam and order appropriate imaging, electrical tests or blood tests for diagnosis. ...Read more

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In my left legs feel like ice or numb iam 56 years of ages I use to dance and drive trucks

In my left legs feel like ice or numb iam 56 years of ages I use to dance and drive trucks

Neuropathy or PAD: Could be due to nerve pain related to the sciatic nerve and arthritis in the lower back. Also, poor circulation (pad) can cause these symptoms.
Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I had torn minces surgery that was supposed to be normal but have been in pain for 4 years they put my under and numbed my legs?

I had torn minces surgery that was supposed to be normal but have been in pain for 4 years they put my under and numbed my legs?

Miniscus surgery: Please return to your surgeon or get a referral from your family doctor. You need to be examined. You MAY need some minor keyhole surgery to clean out some scarring. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have an area on my right upper leg which always feels numb. I've had it for 15 years. What is it and can I do something to get the feeling back?

I have an area on my right upper leg which always feels numb. I've had it for 15 years. What is it and can I do something to get the feeling back?

Lower back issue: The innervation to the legs originates in the lower back. Any change in sensation or pain in the thigh originates from compression of a nerve root in the lower back and probably should be evaluated with an MRI of the lower back. ...Read more

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If I had spine surgery 3 years ago and my leg and back still feel numb. What could be still the problem?

Numbness in leg/back: Unfortunately one has to consider nerve damage either from original problem or as result of surgery. Did you have numbness prior to surgery? At three years it is likely permanent if no further impingement on nerve is seen. ...Read more

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My mom (55 years old) has diabetes, she's been medicated. Problem is she's feeling numbness on her legs. Is it related?

Probably: Diabetes commonly is associated with peripheral neuropathy, which is damage to the nerves, usually beginning in the ends of the nerves. Diabetes medications and other ways of controlling diabetes can help control and slow down the progression of the neuropathy. There are over the counter (acetyl l carnitine) and prescription (gabapentin) treatments for symptoms related to diabetic neuropathy. ...Read more

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I have chronic back pain. I have had this for 15+ years. The more I move the more I get numbness in my legs. It varies location, what might cause it?

I have chronic back pain. I have had this for 15+ years. The more I move the more I get numbness in my legs. It varies location, what might cause it?

Tough situation: Look up "Back in Control" for reading about back pain, causes of back pain and pain from back problems radiating down your leg. Written by Dr. Hanscome, a spine surgeon. Physical therapy may help you. Imaging your spine may benefit. Be well. ...Read more

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Whenever I bend over in yoga class, my feet and legs go completely numb. Why is this? I have been doing yoga for 2 years and it's always been thatway

Whenever I bend over in yoga class, my feet and legs go completely numb. Why is this? I have been doing yoga for 2 years and it's always been thatway

Ortho Eval needed: Dynamic positional paresthesia (numbness) of both lower extremities means the main sensory nerves are being transiently compressed enough to cause numbness. The most likely culprit for location of compression would be centrally in the spine. Seek an orthopaedic surgeon or spine/neurosurgeon evaluation to determine the cause. Spondylolisthesis (slippage between vertebrae) is a potential diagnosis ...Read more

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After 2 knee replacements, I have numbness in both legs, years after surgery. I feel very clumsy and afraid of falling. What could it be?

After 2 knee replacements, I have numbness in both legs, years after surgery. I feel very clumsy and afraid of falling. What could it be?

See below: This could be several things, most of which are unrelated to the surgery. I would suggest talking to your surgeon to make sure none of these issues are related to their work. Then I would suggest talking to a neurologist to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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I had a laminectomy 2 years ago, between my knee and hip on left leg, I have burnng on the inside and numbness on the surface, will it go away?

I had a laminectomy 2 years ago, between my knee and hip on left leg, I have burnng on the inside and numbness on the surface, will it go away?

How old R symptoms?: If the leg symptoms were present before the laminectomy, I would not expect them to go away. They are caused by nerve irritation. If you had the numbness symptoms this long, they may not recover- it has been longer than 18 months. On the other hand, the burning probably will go away. If the symptoms are not related to the laminectomy, then I would have to give a different answer. ...Read more

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Constant leg pain I've been diagnosed with bilateral meralgia paraesthetica for over 2 years. My legs are always numb and the pain would start after any kind of activity throughout the day reaching its peak in about 5 hrs. For about three months now the p

Constant leg pain I've been diagnosed with bilateral meralgia paraesthetica for over 2 years. My legs are always numb and the pain would start after any kind of activity throughout the day reaching its peak in about 5 hrs. For about three months now the p

Meralgia: Meralgia paresthetica is a very annoying neuropathy. It sometimes appears after gyn surgery or during pregnancy when the increasedsize of the belly puts pressure on the small nerve that supplies the skin on the outside of the thigh. This irritates that nerve and causes the burning, painful sensation. The nerve does not supply any muscles. The nerve passes from the pelvis to the thigh below the crest of the hip. Mri will not show it. Ultrasound is sometimes used. The treatment may include surgery to release the nerve or local anesthetic patches to decrease the pain. If you are carrying extra weight you can help take the pressure off by losing some weight. If you are a guy who wears a tool belt make sure it doesn't hang down too low. If you put your hands on your hips and point down with your pinky you will be at the approximate point where the nerve comes through the groin. I hope you find some relief. The only good news is that the problem is not in the spine. ...Read more

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I have disc protrusion 2 years I dnt have back pain and leg pain now days I feel numbness on hand when I sitting in floor. Do I need surgery?

I have disc protrusion 2 years I dnt have back pain and leg pain now days I feel numbness on hand when I sitting in floor. Do I need surgery?

It depends: The decision to recommend surgery is multifactorial and you would be best served by seeing your physician to start working through the causes of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What could be causing my chronic lower back and R leg pain that started after the birth of my little girl 2. 5 years ago? (Sharp pain down R leg, numbness, tingling, discoloration, cramping)

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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I have 14 spinal disks with problems and 2 lumbar surgeries 20 years ago. I have pain, numbness, & weakness in both legs, right arm. Please help?

I have 14 spinal disks with problems and 2 lumbar surgeries 20 years ago. I have pain, numbness, & weakness in both legs, right arm. Please help?

Difficult dilemma: Although you could be experiencing nerve compressions at several levels in your spine, you might also be suffering cervical stenosis, which is compressing spinal cord and nerve roots. Also, a co-morbidity, peripheral neuropathy, could be superimposed as a new problem. Need to sort out asap, and perhaps see a neurosurgeon, and maybe neurologist later. ...Read more

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What would cause chronic pain in lower back and R leg? (2.5 years: sharp pain, tingling, numbness, weakness, purple color in R leg at times, cramping in calf, severe flare ups at times, tender touch)

What would cause chronic pain in lower back and R leg? (2.5 years: sharp pain, tingling, numbness, weakness, purple color in R leg at times, cramping in calf, severe flare ups at times, tender touch)

Exam and XRays: Problems in your lumbar spine could explain the pain, tingling, numbness and weakness, but not the purple color, cramps and tenderness of your calf. You need to see your physician for an examination, appropriate XRays and other tests to clarify the problem. ...Read more

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Think IV had a L5 s1 herniated disk for 2 years I have burning down the front of my legs and numbness from waist down MRI shows no cauda equina?

Think IV had a L5 s1 herniated disk for 2 years I have burning down the front of my legs and numbness from waist down MRI shows no cauda equina?

Look high: A disc herniation at l5s1 can't explain your symptoms so logically treating it would not expect to resolve. Continue to look for a problem that explains your symptoms neurologistt are familiar with a broader set of neurological conditions beyond compressive neuropathies I can think of any condition that would be expected to give you the symptoms you have described with a clean MRI good luck. ...Read more

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2 years ago I started getting bad headaches that last 1-4 days with vomiting, numbness and tingling in both hands, weakness in legs MRI and CT normal?

2 years ago I started getting bad headaches that last 1-4 days with vomiting, numbness and tingling in both hands, weakness in legs MRI and CT normal?

Migraines?: You should be evaluated by a neurologist, these could be migraines, but other causes need to be ruled out and you need to get on prophylactic treatment if they are frequent. ...Read more