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Tremors in leg ,back and arm with slipped disc - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I was diagnosed with a 'slipped disc' about 2-3 years ago, this was following a CT scan. the specialist showed me the scan & said the disc was right on the nerve & he didn't know how I wasn't in excruciating pain. I was in a lot of pain but it was bearable & I had pins & needles & faint trmours down my left leg. Since then I have rested, used an anti-inflamatory gel, then slowly started to exercise carefully (I did the injury in a yoga class originally). I have hardly any pain now but the tremours are much worse & driving me mad, they are there all the time no matter what I am doing. I can feel them in my left buttock & top of my leg, up the left side of my back & a bit in my upper left arm. Can I do anything to help this or will it get worse or could it be something more sinister? I am getting quite worried. Mo.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   please give me some time to read
Doctor :   ur age /sex?
User :   I am 59 female
Doctor :   u will need a surgery
Doctor :   because without relieving pressure on nerves ur symptoms will not go
User :   will it go after surgery?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   once the pressure is relieved ur symptoms will relieve
User :   OK many thanks - you think it's definately all from the same problem - the disc?
Doctor :   yes mostly
User :   thank you so much
Doctor :   i cannot confirm it but according to history u have given
Doctor :   mostly it is due the pressure
User :   Would using a backswing inversion table do any good?
Doctor :   i dont think so
User :   OK just a thought.
Doctor :   as doctor has confirmed pressure on nerves
Doctor :   i feel u should go for surgery
Doctor :   but major problem again is age
Doctor :   spine surgery is major surgery
Doctor :   so at 59 u should have the capacity to bear it
Doctor :   which will be cionfirmed by doctor after examining
User :   OK thanks.
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