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Old 12-19-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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anyone help any ideas about what's causing pain numbness

Hi i am getting desperate in trying to find an answer to whats going in with me. I started waking up with numbness an tingling feeling in my arms an hands back in june. It comes an goes then about same time having my biceps aching an feeling like its alot to lift a glass of water. Then started having numbness in left foot two small toes. On the left side of leg once in awhile i will get what feels like a shiver. Now i went to my primary first when all this started an he ordered brain an cervical mris. He referred me to neurosurgeon an neurologist an spine dr. The neurologist ruled out ms an ordered more blood work. Neurosurgeon said have herneiated c56 an many bone spurs an i can see on the mri where there is pressure on spinal canal. Over 7 years ago i was diagnosed with ddd on lower back also with spurs but have not had current xray or mri. Also this year had cat scan right knee due to pain an they said arthritis. I am at a loss as to why all these oains are increasing it seems. Can these problems cause all this. Also i have dizzyness at times. Feel like i am falling apart. Im 48 yr old female no spine surgeries as of yet an hopingnot. Also this past Monday had elctrical emg i think done on arms not sure what that report says yet he jus said no carpal tunnel. Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks tami

 
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Re: anyone help any ideas whats causing pain numbness

It is possible that most of your problems are coming from the cervical area of your spine. If the spinal cord is being impacted, it can cause pain not only in the upper body but can have an effect on the legs too. But you should probably have a new lumbar MRI as well as you could have problems in both areas that are compressing spinal nerves.

When you get the results from your MRI, come back and let us know what it shows. Be sure to get copies of the MRI and the radiology report and start a personal file. It can save you a lot of time in the future when you may need copies of the tests, etc. for future appointments with different specialists...or you want to refer back to it at some point in the future.

 
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Re: anyone help any ideas whats causing pain numbness

I have been thru multiple surgeries to the cervical and lumbar areas and as a result have Harrington Rods in both areas.

My symptoms vary from severe back pain; radiating pain into the shoulder area; weakness in the arms. I also have numbness in my legs and a feeling of pins and needles.

An EMG was done and it showed severe nerve damage in the neck & lumbar region; severe arthritis and peripheral neuropathy.

The neuripathy was both due to spine conditions and being diabetic. So it was coming from 2 sources.

I would suggest an EMG to see how the nerves are responding. If done correctly and interpreted right it can give you a great deal of information. good luck

 
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Re: anyone help any ideas about what's causing pain numbness

Dear sissy, I also have numbness in toes, pain in feet etc, neuropathy. Have you ever looked up a dermatome map? Easy to find & will show which level affects which toes, part of foot, hand, arm.They (dermatome maps) are pretty self explanatory. Hope you find help, relief. Im so sorry that you are having this problem and an EMG & nerve conduction study can give you precise information. I have had some with a more detailed report than other times. I think it depends on who is administering the test. Hope it turns out ok. Your dr will know who is best if he indeed orders the test. Thank you, gmak

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