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Suggest Treatment For Numbness In The Right Foot

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Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2016
Question: My son has numbness in right foot, lower right leg, and mildly in both hands. He has had an MRI done of his back which was normal. He has loss of movement in his foot. The doctor wants to do a nerve study. What can a nerve study diagnose? He hasn't had any blood work done which I think is unusual.
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Answered by Dr. Bruno Mascarenhas (47 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
We do Nerve Studies to know "Where is the Problem"

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to HealthCareMagic.com I am Dr.J XXXXXXX Anto Bruno Mascarenhas. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you.

Your Son has
1. Weakness : Loss of Foot Movement
2. Numbness

This can be due to
1. Problems in Cerebrum
2. Problems in Brain Stem
3. Problems in CV Junction
4. Problems in Spinal Cord
5. Problems in Nerve Roots
6. Problems in Nerves

You have done a MRI Back
That will rule out problems in Spinal Cord

Now
Nerve Conduction Study is required to see whether there problem is in Nerves or in Brain

Blood Works may be needed after Nerve Conduction Studies to know the cause of problem

ie
We do Nerve Studies to know "Where is the Problem"
Blood Tests will tell "What is the problem"

Hope you found the answer helpful.

If you need any clarification / have doubts / have additional questions / have follow up questions, then please do not hesitate in asking again. I will be happy to answer your questions.

Best Wishes for Speedy Recovery
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Take care.

-oOo-

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PS 2 : In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly in HealthCareMagic at http://bit.ly/askdrbruno
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Suggest Treatment For Numbness In The Right Foot

Brief Answer: We do Nerve Studies to know "Where is the Problem" Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HealthCareMagic.com I am Dr.J XXXXXXX Anto Bruno Mascarenhas. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. Your Son has 1. Weakness : Loss of Foot Movement 2. Numbness This can be due to 1. Problems in Cerebrum 2. Problems in Brain Stem 3. Problems in CV Junction 4. Problems in Spinal Cord 5. Problems in Nerve Roots 6. Problems in Nerves You have done a MRI Back That will rule out problems in Spinal Cord Now Nerve Conduction Study is required to see whether there problem is in Nerves or in Brain Blood Works may be needed after Nerve Conduction Studies to know the cause of problem ie We do Nerve Studies to know "Where is the Problem" Blood Tests will tell "What is the problem" Hope you found the answer helpful. If you need any clarification / have doubts / have additional questions / have follow up questions, then please do not hesitate in asking again. I will be happy to answer your questions. Best Wishes for Speedy Recovery Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care. -oOo- PS 1 : After all your doubts have been cleared, kindly (a) Close this Question (b) Rate my Replies and (c) Give your Feedback. PS 2 : In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly in HealthCareMagic at http://bit.ly/askdrbruno