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What causes sharp pin prick pain in legs?

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Posted on Thu, 17 Jul 2014
Question: I'm suddenly getting sharp pin prick like pain in my legs. What causes this?I have a degenerative spine and scoliosis and did exercises in our indoor pool today. Could these things be part of the problem?
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Due to degenerative spine

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The sharp pin prick like pain in the legs is likely to be due to the degenerative spine. It can be caused by a mild nerve root compression or Vitamin B 12 deficiency.
A course of Muscle relaxants, interferential therapy (IFT) and/or Intermittent Lumbar Traction (ILT) for a week followed by exercises will help you.
Medical drugs like pain killers - acetaminophen/ibuprofen and muscle relaxants might be helpful.
Methylcobalamin supplements are also recommended for nerve compression symptoms.
Do consult an orthopedician for proper prescriptions.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

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Brief Answer: Due to degenerative spine Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The sharp pin prick like pain in the legs is likely to be due to the degenerative spine. It can be caused by a mild nerve root compression or Vitamin B 12 deficiency. A course of Muscle relaxants, interferential therapy (IFT) and/or Intermittent Lumbar Traction (ILT) for a week followed by exercises will help you. Medical drugs like pain killers - acetaminophen/ibuprofen and muscle relaxants might be helpful. Methylcobalamin supplements are also recommended for nerve compression symptoms. Do consult an orthopedician for proper prescriptions. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal