Numbness/Tingling in foot/ankle/leg .... but spine MRI negative ...what else?
I'm a 22 year old female, healthy, normal weight/height, etc. I have had tingling in my right leg for about 8-9 months now. It started as a tingle in my right big toe and quickly spread all through my foot & ankle and up to my knee. I could best describe it as the numbess of your tongue at the dentist....you know someone is touching your tongue, but you can't really feel it.
I finally was able to be seen my a neurologist. He did two types of tests on me. The first was little shocks, in 6 different places. I didn't feel them in a couple spots until the most severe shock. Then, he inserted a needle into those 6 different spots. The first two times, I watched him stick the needle all the way into my leg.....completely in awe because I felt nothing. But then I definitely felt it for the rest (ouch!!). When he got to the spot on my back.....I think I scared off the people in the waiting room!
He ordered a L-Spine No Contrast MRI. The office called me the next week to tell me that everything was fine & negative on the results. That was that. No concern about what it could be, no follow up, nothing.
My question is this...... does anyone have any clue what else could be causing this??
Like I said, I am young and in good shape. I haven't had any injuries to anything that I can recall. It is just so uncomfortable and so frustrating not knowing what is going on .... because I can't fix it in that case! One last thing that might help....... some spots are number than others. There is a spot on my ankle where I can't feel a thing. I don't know if that means anything.
Thanks to anyone who reads, and thanks very very very much to anyone who can reply!