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I have tingling feet my MRI shows L5 -s1 bulging disc with mid atrophy of some muscles around l5-4-3 . My doctor tingling feet. Are because of and this disc hasn't. Caused it. He gave me nortriptilin is my doctor right? I still have tingling feet and som

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

However, bulging discs are usually normal findings .
A further workup may be needed to rule out other sources such as a neuropathy ( which may have various causes like diabetes) or a higher level problem with your spine. You should see a neurologist for a detailed workup.

In brief: Maybe

However, bulging discs are usually normal findings .
A further workup may be needed to rule out other sources such as a neuropathy ( which may have various causes like diabetes) or a higher level problem with your spine. You should see a neurologist for a detailed workup.
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Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many causes

Some common causes 1.
Bulging disc 2. Diabetes 3. B12 anemia (alcohol) 4. Medication side effect 5. Nerve degeneration 6. Poor circulation.

In brief: Many causes

Some common causes 1.
Bulging disc 2. Diabetes 3. B12 anemia (alcohol) 4. Medication side effect 5. Nerve degeneration 6. Poor circulation.
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Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Not usual for disk

With the muscular atrophy and neuritis, it might be best to undergo further testing.
There are many possible causes, including diabetes, autoimmune, endocrine, to mention a few. At your age, a complete workup is indicated.

In brief: Not usual for disk

With the muscular atrophy and neuritis, it might be best to undergo further testing.
There are many possible causes, including diabetes, autoimmune, endocrine, to mention a few. At your age, a complete workup is indicated.
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