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My leg and foot is still numb and tingling a week after an epidural and other foot is just tingly. What can I do to get my feeling back?
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Dr. Vikram Patel
Pain Management
4 doctors agree
In brief: Epidural
If you had epidural for a herniated disc, 1 week is long enough to start feeling the difference, if it was done properly by a qualified physician.
If the disc is physically pressing on the nerves, it may not help and you either wait or get surgery. Avoid prolonged sitting. Get regular therapy. Walk. Avoid lifting, bending.

In brief: Epidural
If you had epidural for a herniated disc, 1 week is long enough to start feeling the difference, if it was done properly by a qualified physician.
If the disc is physically pressing on the nerves, it may not help and you either wait or get surgery. Avoid prolonged sitting. Get regular therapy. Walk. Avoid lifting, bending.
Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Phil Chen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Need to F/U with doc
Epidural just a tool to treat and diagnose of disc problem. Some people will work, but some will not.
It all depend on the severity of your problem. Some people will need surgery after fail several epidural injections. You need to follow-up and let your doctor know your symptom.

In brief: Need to F/U with doc
Epidural just a tool to treat and diagnose of disc problem. Some people will work, but some will not.
It all depend on the severity of your problem. Some people will need surgery after fail several epidural injections. You need to follow-up and let your doctor know your symptom.
Dr. Phil Chen
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Dr. Brian Le
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Complications
It sounds like you might have some nerve issues after the epidural injection.
I would contact the doctor for evaluation.

In brief: Complications
It sounds like you might have some nerve issues after the epidural injection.
I would contact the doctor for evaluation.
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Would contact
The doc that performed it.
You should have full feeling at this point.

In brief: Would contact
The doc that performed it.
You should have full feeling at this point.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Wait
You may still be having effects from the anesthesia used in the epidural.
You may want to call the doctor and discuss it.

In brief: Wait
You may still be having effects from the anesthesia used in the epidural.
You may want to call the doctor and discuss it.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: More Time
After an epidural it can take a few weeks for the symptoms to resolve.

In brief: More Time
After an epidural it can take a few weeks for the symptoms to resolve.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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