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Low back pain, numbness in legs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, urine leakage, constant urge to urinate. Should I see a neurosurgeon?

I am a 33 year old woman with low back pain for two weeks. I have been experiencing numbness in my legs. I had an MRI confirming degenerative disc disease (L4 and L5) and spinal stenosis . Today the numbness is worse in my legs, extending the full length of both legs and not mainly in the feet. I have started leaking small amounts of urine with a constant urge to urinate. Should I go to the ED or wait ti get in to see a Nuerosurgeon?
Asked On : Thu, 16 Aug 2012
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You are young and are having problems which are progressing rather rapidly. Minor degenrative cganges may not be sufficient to explain the symptoms which you are having. i would advice you to visit emergency department rather than waiting for to see a neurosurgeon. Some progressive conditions, if identified early, can be treated in time to prevent any major damages. You could be having urinary tract infection, which also needs emergency attention.
Good luck.
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