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Suffering from back and neck pain, foot feels numb. What can be done?

I have recently been suffering from back an neck pain were the doctor was saying it was spasams I had to go to hospital yet agin on fri as I was in a lot of pain the doctor there said he thinks its a disc problem an I now have to wait for an MRI but today my left foot at the top feels very numb I don t no what else to do as the pain bed so sore
Asked On : Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

The symptoms can be attributed to compression of nerve root which supplies your foot.
Kindly consult a Neurologist for a complete clinical examination including nerve conduction tests.
Investigation like MRI of the Cervical & Lumbosacral spine will help in determining the site of compression.
Nervigenic agents like Vit B6, Vit B12 & Folic acid as well as Physiotherapy exercises will be helpful in reducing the symptoms.
Temporary relief can be obtained with Analgesics, Antispasmodics & muscle relaxant gel.
In case relief is not obtained, then surgical measures need to be taken for correction of the deformity.

Wishing you a good health.
Take care.
Answered: Sun, 29 Sep 2013
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