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Numbness in the legs and arms, severe pain in the arms. Had surgery in the spine. What is the further treatment?

I have had a total of three operation on my spine . Now they are telling me i have 2 in my neck that are very bad. Plus another one in my lower back.I have lost feeling in both legs & right arm . There is alway Ele.shochs in bothe. legs & arm. The main promble i,am now having is when i walk. I sometime think my head will come off from the pain in my arms.Is there any hope out there.
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Your symptoms are suggestive of radicular pain, which is a result of compression of nerves in the neck and lower back, often due to bulging of discs.

Initial treatment consists of pregabalin or gabapentin capsules. Physiotherapy is also useful.

In cases of severe pain, epidural injections may also be useful.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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