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Saddle parasthesia, lateral sciatica, numbness, back pain, taking codeine

I went to my local accident and emergency yesterday regarding saddle parasthesia. They said I don t have it but I have almost all the symptoms. They won t give me a scan but I feel like I should have one. I also have lateral sciatica . I do have numbness and an occasional burning sensation at my very lower back but I m not incontinent and I could feel when I had an examination of my rectum . Please help as I m taking codeine and I m still in pain.
Asked On : Mon, 16 Apr 2012
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Thanks for writing to us.
The symptoms you are having are likely to be due to nerve compression at the level of sacral spine. A nerve conduction velocity and MRI of the lumbo sacral spine will help in proper diagnosis.
For symptomatic relief you can take methylcobalamin and Vitamin B complex supplements regularly after consulting your physician.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.


Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Tue, 17 Apr 2012
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