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Old 03-25-2005, 01:11 PM   #1
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have a question..

I got burning and numbess in my right leg and not sure whats causin it..anyone have an idea?I am on Oxycontin 40mg and Oxycontin 40mg SR's taken 3 times a day..Helps my back pain but not the burning and numbess in my leg..

 
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Old 03-25-2005, 07:25 PM   #2
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Re: have a question..

Hi,

Who has you on the pain medication for back pain? Have they spoken with you about disc problems? Has any PT or other alternatives been discussed for the back pain? Foot and leg pain and numbness may be caused from back problems. Hope you can provide a little more info so maybe some of us can relay eperiences or info we have learned.

 
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Old 03-25-2005, 07:38 PM   #3
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Re: have a question..

Are you seeing a spine specialist? Have you had an MRI? Why has a dr. put you on such strong medication without a diagnosis? As quietcook said, we need much more information if we are to be of help.

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Old 03-26-2005, 03:29 PM   #4
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Re: have a question..

Im seeing a neurologists for my back when i asked if i had a slipped disc he told me there were no disc ...bone against bone what could have caused this to happen?

 
Old 03-26-2005, 03:31 PM   #5
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Re: have a question..

I was born with severe scoliosis for one thing and and a fused spine with some verterbraes developed and some not also had hydrocephelaus..

 
Old 03-26-2005, 07:11 PM   #6
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Re: have a question..

If you have bone against bone, then the disc deteriorated for some reason. Is your surgeon offering you anything besides meds? You know, I think after reading your post about the oxycontin and him telling you to cut them, you would be wise to get a second opinion. It sounds like you have some nerve impingement....that would cause the burning pain in your legs.

I really think you need another work up by a different spine specialist. Either a ns or an orthopedic ss. Good luck.

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