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Could spinal stenosis in lumbar spine cause bluish color feet?

Could spinal stenosis in lumbar spine cause bluish color feet?

No: The symptoms of spinal stenosis can sometimes mimic those of vascular disease (clogging of blood vessels). I would see your doctor and get this checked out right away. Patients with vascular disease in the legs may also have it in the heart (leading to the potential for a heart attack)>. ...Read more

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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


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How is gabapentin for burning in legs, feet etc caused by back pain from spinal lumbar stenosis? And is yes, is it worth the side effects?

How is gabapentin for burning in legs, feet etc caused by back pain from spinal lumbar stenosis? And is yes, is it worth the side effects?

Yes: Gabapentin is a very good drug with minimal side effects, especially at the lower doses. It is used for neuropathy, chronic pain and fibromyalgia, etc... I would proceed with your doctors advice and try the medication. ...Read more

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I have lumbar spinal stenosis and have had four back surgeries. I also have nerve damage in my legs and feet.I feel extreme burning and tingling. Now they want to puta spinal cord stimulator (scs) in. Is it a good idea?

I have lumbar spinal stenosis and have had four back surgeries. I also have nerve damage in my legs and feet.I feel extreme burning and tingling. Now they want to puta spinal cord stimulator (scs) in. Is it a good idea?

Good idea: Do the trial then implant i if it works, has out performed revision surgery in studies no reason to think a fifth surgery would be helpful burning pain could be permanent nerve damage with no structural solution blocking the transmission of afferent impulses makes sense to me. ...Read more

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What causes most spinal cord injuries to occur in the cervical or lumbar region?

What causes most spinal cord injuries to occur in the cervical or lumbar region?

Trauma: Most causes of spinal cord injury result from trauma. Some diseases can also cause spinal cord injury as well. Anatomically there is no spinal cord beyond the L1 level of the lumbar spine. ...Read more

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Can a lumbar sympathetic block cause a person's feet to sweat excessively?

Can a lumbar sympathetic block cause a person's feet to sweat excessively?

It's possible: But not likely. A sympathetic block block done correctly would treat hyper hydrides of the feet ...Read more

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Can drop foot be caused be a complication after a.Spinal Fusion surgery nine weeks ago and how will the drop foot heal?

Can drop foot be caused be a complication after a.Spinal Fusion surgery nine weeks ago and how will the drop foot heal?

Yes: It fan be a complication of surgery especially if it is a new issue. Speak with your surgeon and have it reevaluated as soon as possible. This is not a good situation. ...Read more

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Lumbar facet syndrome, what can be done is there surgery to fix it. Causes pain down to my foot. Always at a 4 or 5 on the pain scale.

Lumbar facet syndrome, what can be done is there surgery to fix it. Causes pain down to my foot. Always at a 4 or 5 on the pain scale.

Physical therapy: Physical therapy is the place to start once you have had a good evaluation. You'd be amazed at how much improvement you can get from the targeted exercises and strengthening you learn from a physical therapist. Ask for a referral from your back specialist. ...Read more