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I have constant hip pain and muscle spasms in my thigh and calf with numbness in the outer half of my foot. What other tests besides MRI should happen?

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Dr. William Scott
General Practice
6 doctors agree

In brief: Nerve damage

What your experiencing is nerve damage.
It will or may be permanent if the cause is not corrected. Nerve conduction velocity is needed to help determine this. I would get the MRI asap. Then have your physician refer you to a neurosurgeon and neurologist to get further evaluation. A normal MRI and abnormal nerve study may indicate a more severe condition in terms of a demyelinating process.

In brief: Nerve damage

What your experiencing is nerve damage.
It will or may be permanent if the cause is not corrected. Nerve conduction velocity is needed to help determine this. I would get the MRI asap. Then have your physician refer you to a neurosurgeon and neurologist to get further evaluation. A normal MRI and abnormal nerve study may indicate a more severe condition in terms of a demyelinating process.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Examination

Firstly a very complete physical exam. Some basic labs, plain (cheaper) x-rays directed at low back & pelvis.
An emg/ncv is likely needed, based on information obtained the need for MRI ct or other studies may be determined.

In brief: Examination

Firstly a very complete physical exam. Some basic labs, plain (cheaper) x-rays directed at low back & pelvis.
An emg/ncv is likely needed, based on information obtained the need for MRI ct or other studies may be determined.
Dr. David Hardin
Dr. David Hardin
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Phyisical exam

History and physical with your doc more important that plus the MRI should show the s1nerve impingment if present treatment follows diagnosis.

In brief: Phyisical exam

History and physical with your doc more important that plus the MRI should show the s1nerve impingment if present treatment follows diagnosis.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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