| | Car accident - My legs are numb
Was in a car accident on the 4th and had my spine pretty badly jolted. For the past two years Ive had arthritis in my hips, knees, ankles and lower spine (also bowel disease, urethritis, mouth ulers etc), the accident has caused a major flare of the symptoms. The docs at the ER xrayed my spine but couldnt tell if changes were from arthritis or accident but said there was no obvious twisting/dislocating. Pain ranges from shoulder level down to hips, through stomach and around my ribs. Was very difficult to move my back and still is. Taking Vioxx and Diazepam. About 5 days ago my legs started going numb which is odd because usually Im in a great deal of pain, it feels like Ive been sitting in freezing water for hours so I cant feel when things touch me properly. Doc is bamboozeled as it is not in patches, it is entire lower half numbness. Can still urinate fine but controling my legs is getting rather difficult. Anyone experienced this? Could this be a side effect of the vioxx as it is doubtful its the diazepam. Any ideas????
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