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What causes pins and needle sensation on legs?

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Posted on Mon, 21 Jul 2014
Question: I am partially paralyzed in my right leg, have foot drop a Harrington and compression rod on my spinal column, lately when I stand or sit for an extended time, my legs and feet get the pins and needle sensation.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Symptoms are suggestive of nerve compression.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms. These are suggestive of nerve compression in the lower back.

This can be confirmed by MRI of spine.

For relief of symptoms (pins and needle sensations), you can take pregabalin or gabapentin capsules.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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What causes pins and needle sensation on legs?

Brief Answer: Symptoms are suggestive of nerve compression. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query. I have noted your symptoms. These are suggestive of nerve compression in the lower back. This can be confirmed by MRI of spine. For relief of symptoms (pins and needle sensations), you can take pregabalin or gabapentin capsules. I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information. Wishing you good health, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My BLOG: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.in