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Repeated episodes of numbness traveling from waist to feet on bending, sensitive thigh, severe hip pain. Cause?

In 2008 I was dressing to go to work. I was sitting on the toilet putting my socks on. It was so strange I felt numbness going from my waist down to my feet. I thought that I was having a stroke . I ended up in the hospital for all kind of tests. I than returned to work after staying home for almost 2 months. I wore a tens to alleviate the pain, and I always wore a gait belt cause I was a CNA. I didn t do to well lifting cause it was painful, and I started having foot spasm in my toes when I put pressure. I made many excuses why I wasn t working too well. I later had an offer to do recreation with the residents which they had dementia . I got stomp on punch etc...., but I need to work. It was difficult, but I sat and stand as much as I tolerated. I prayed not to ambulate people which I did anyway. I didn t have good balance. I stopped working in June of 2011. I recently had more MRI s and tests done. Supposedly, I have continuing nerve damage, I have worst balance, and my feet feels more like I have pebbles at the bottom while I walk. I am now having severe hip pain. I recently had a bone density done which they found that I have osteopenia which I thought was causing my hip pain but obviously is not so I am told. My thigh is sensitive to the touch when even my grand children hugs me gently. My legs hurts also if banged into even gently or when I poke myself to check. I have three toes now clamming together starting from the small toes to the middle, and it seems like one is twisting. Alot has happen so I am ready to see a chiropracter very soon, and I am very nervous cause I can even bend to pick up an item from the floor let alone lay on my back. I recently had problem during physical therapy which is my third time. I am just so confused about everything.
Asked On : Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,
It is a presentation suggesting a possible nerve root compression. It is possible that a branch of the sciatic nerve is been compressed at some point. It is indisputable the physiotherapy and chiropractor services give relief for such conditions. However, it might be necessary to get an X ray and a CT scan of the spine. the opinion of the neurosurgeon could be useful , Steroid infiltration and surgery at times are the only means to get definitive treatment, especially when other treatment options have failed. Kind regards
Answered: Sat, 30 Nov 2013
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