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Numbness and lack of mobility in leg, tingling in hands. Had a fall with tailbone injury in past. Could that be the reason? Normal X-ray and blood reports

My 37 year old fitness obsessive daughter recently experienced 2 episodes of strange numbness & lack of mobility in first her leg and then 2 days later a tingling sensation in her arm& hand. She had a bad fall on the stairs, falling back & landing on her tailbone about 3 months ago. Could this be a possible cause of her symptoms? She first consulted with her primary care physician who took lumbar X-ray. Then on the 2nd episode, she went to ER where urine/ blood tests were done, plus cat-scan. Nothing could be found from this. ER physician referred her to a neurologist .
Asked On : Wed, 1 Aug 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
hi, this is dr.syed minhaj ahmed.

Before i answer your question, want to make it very clear tht there is a lot of difference between in lack of mobility ( may be due to pain) and loss of power( may be due nerve compression / injury ).
These symptoms as mentioned may not be related to the fall at all.It seems to be a part of cervical spondylitis and sciatica. Neck and back exercises with rest and T.gabapentin 100mg h.s should do the job.
Answered: Fri, 23 May 2014
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