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It started with severe back pain and nummness and pain down right leg, chiroprictor made back better, was pinched nerve. Still having pain right thigh?

It started with severe back pain and nummness and pain down right leg, chiroprictor made back better, was pinched nerve. Still having pain right thigh?

Leg pain: Your chiropracter helped the muscle pain, but it sounds like something else is going on. I would suggest you see your family doctor, a neurologist or an orthopedist and evaluate further. Nerves can be pinched by many things, including disc fragments, bone spurs and even tumors. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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I was wondering what do I do about pinched nerve causing foot numbness?

I was wondering what do I do about pinched nerve causing foot numbness?

See a neurologist: First determine the correct cause of numbness. After that it may be possible to successfully treat it or not. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in the seventh vertebrae of my spine and i recently started getting numbness in my toes and now a sharp pain in my butt. R they related?

See doctor to verify: Usually anything related to pinched nerves in the neck (cervicals) have implications with the upper extremities, and likewise with the lumbars. So, normally the 7th vertebrae would not affect your toes. See your doctor, so they can do a mini-neurological check, and see what's causing that, as it may be more related to the sharp pain in your butt, rather than your neck. You need a physical exam. ...Read more

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A pinched nerve at which disc level would cause numbness/loss of sensation over the top of the toes?

A pinched nerve at which disc level would cause numbness/loss of sensation over the top of the toes?

Numbness: The numbness you are talking about is caused by compression to the disc at level l4, l5, s1. I would recommend you see a physician for a work up and MRI to confirm your diagnosis. There are other diseases that can mimic degenerative disc disease. ...Read more

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Will massaging or soaking my feet help to make the numbness go away in my toes caused by wearing high heels? Possibly a pinched nerve.

Will massaging or soaking my feet help to make the numbness go away in my toes caused by wearing high heels? Possibly a pinched nerve.

Foot massage: Foot massage is extremely helpful for foot numbness because it increases circulation. Numbness is due to decreased circulation especially to nerves which alter sensation. It's not likely a pinched nerve per se but compression of all your foot structures. A soak and massage should be good.... And laying off the high heels may be good too. :-). ...Read more

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Low prob for clots, ddimer neg, dr thinks numbness from knee into foot, slight ache in inner thigh is pinched nerve. Is ddimer secure test for clots?

Low prob for clots, ddimer neg, dr thinks numbness from knee into foot, slight ache in inner thigh is pinched nerve. Is ddimer secure test for clots?

D dimer - screening: D dimer is only a screening test. Confirmation of a blood clot should be done through a doppler ultrasound. Discuss with your doctor if he would consider ordering a doppler ultrasound of the lower extremity that is affected. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in foot when I stood up, radiating pain in upper thigh simultanesouly, feet/hand numbness and tingling, pinched nerve?

Confusing: The only place all those areas have a common nerve serving them is the neck. This would be very unusual. Ypou should see your doc soon. Those are sx of multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause Numbness and weakness that comes and go on the right arm/hand and right leg/foot? Also, pain in the shoulder blade/bicep.

Can a pinched nerve cause Numbness and weakness that comes and go on the right arm/hand and right leg/foot?  Also, pain in the shoulder blade/bicep.

Yes: Numbness and weakness in the right upper and lower extremities may indicate nerve compression at the level of the spine. MRI and EMG could localize and prognosticate a compressive neuropathy and would give guidance to appropriate treatment options. Consult with a physical medicine and rehabilition specialist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot numbness and burning sensation. My plantar nerve was removed. Should half of my big toe be numb?

I am experiencing foot numbness and burning sensation. My plantar nerve was removed. Should half of my big toe be numb?

Unclear: Not sure why you had either/both of your plantar nerves removed — nor any past history of relevant diseases associated with a neuropathy. The innervation of the top of the foot and the bottom are different, and the lack of plantar nerve(s) make it more complex. Please consult your doctor who can sort through all of these issues to localize the issue and additional tests to define it better. ...Read more

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Toes started to go numb 2 weeks after steroid injections in lower back? Year later my foot is very sore to stand on. Pinched nerve in back.

Toes started to go numb 2 weeks after steroid injections in lower back? Year later my foot is very sore to stand on. Pinched nerve in back.

Possibly : Given the history and symptoms, a pinched nerve can be the cause, your doctor may refer you to a neurologist fir further management, but you need to act on it, best wishes ...Read more

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Woke up with left arm, foot and face numb. I can't turn my head to left very far. Might be a pinched nerve?

Woke up with left arm, foot and face numb.  I can't turn my head to left very far. Might be a pinched nerve?

More than a pinch: The constellation of the symptoms described is not due to a pinched nerve unless one was struck with multiple pinched nerves in the neck and the back. An upper motor neuron lesion (i.e. Brain, spinal cord) must be evaluated for immediately. This may be a stroke and time is money. Emergency room now. ...Read more

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Is foot numbness and lower leg weakness a nerve problem or a muscle problem?

Nerves: Typically, numbness points to nerves. Numbness associated with weakness is concerning for spine disease (pinched nerves). You should consult a physician for evaluation sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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I have this slight numbness on the upper part of my left big toe. This started after I had a dance. Is it possible that this is due to nerve compression?

Yes: This could be due to repetitive trauma, a pinched nerve, poor fitting shoes at the dance. Many diseases can start this way but the most likely cause are the shoes you wore to the dance ...Read more

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What could cause toe numbness at night?

What could cause toe numbness at night?

If U R a back sleep-: -er, it could B the weight of the covers on the tip of the toes, or if U R a stomach sleeper. This can cause some numbness on the tips of the toes. This is not the case if it's the entire toe. Otherwise, i have no explanation 4 U. ...Read more

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Could plantar fasciitis cause toe numbness?

Could plantar fasciitis cause toe numbness?

Yes: They could be enough swelling to put pressure on the nerves to the toes. ...Read more

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The pinky toe on my left foot went numb about 3 weeks ago and now its spreading to the next toe, numbness never goes away. What could be causing this?

Any associated pain?: Possibly the start of a pinched nerve. If the third toe becomes involved get it checked out for sure
good luck. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing foot numbness for the past couple of weeks; not pins and needles but a numbness and my foot near my toes feels "fat". What could be the cause?

I have been experiencing foot numbness for the past couple of weeks; not pins and needles but a numbness and my foot near my toes feels "fat". What could be the cause?

Symmetric : Symmetric numbness affecting all the toes, often making the toes feel "wooden" or "like balled up socks, " or "swollen" (without visible swelling) can be a sign of a kind of nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by many conditions, but in developed countries the most common condition is diabetes. Other things that can cause peripheral neuropathy include infections, vitamin deficiencies, and hereditary conditions. Other things that can cause symmetric toe numbness could include problems affecting the spinal cord or blood vessels.

Because many of these conditions can get worse or result in permanent injury if not detected and treated early, it is important to get the problem checked out. Starting point could be a primary care doctor (family practice or internal medicine) who can determine if neurology consultation is needed. ...Read more

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Big hard lump on top of foot numbness of big and second toe, hurts to touch above but not on lump do I wait it out or go to dr?

Big hard lump on top of foot numbness of big and second toe, hurts to touch above but not on lump do I wait it out or go to dr?

See foot doc: It sounds like you have an exostosis (bone spur) which is putting pressure on a local nerve causing the numbness. The recommendation likely will be to shave away the bump if my assessment is correct. ...Read more

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MRI shows small herniation on l5s1, mass effect on s1. Numbness and pain are l5 dermatoes, eg big toe numbness, is this common?

MRI shows small herniation
 on l5s1, mass effect on s1.  Numbness and pain are l5 dermatoes, eg big toe numbness, is this common?

Complex: First you have MRI demonstration of S-1 compression, but you say your symptoms are at L-5, which raises question in my mind of an additional disc fragment affecting this nerve root. The complexities may affect a conservative approach to your problems, and surgery may be needed. Get opinion from spinal surgeon. ...Read more

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