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Suggest remedy for severe pain due to peroneal nerve palsy

I m a 35 year old female who was recently diagnosed with peroneal nerve palsy in my left leg (about two weeks ago) since then I am loosing feeling in both hips. Numb yet very painful... I haven t eaten in two days bc the pain is beyond what my meds can control. If I bend my legs for more than a minute I m in sever pain and need someone to move them for me. My groin area hurts. My ankle on my left side is sometimes swollen but painful when pressed. What should I do bc I can t see a neurologist until October 7th
Fri, 19 Jan 2018
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My name is Dr. Aida and I am glad to attend you on Healthcaremagic!
Considering your symptoms, I would recommend performing a lumbar spine CT scan to exclude a possible disc herniation. It is necessary to investigate for the possible causes underlying peroneal nerve palsy (trauma, disc herniation, metabolic disorders, etc.).
A nerve conduction study is necessary too.
Meanwhile, I recommend taking gabapentine or pregabaline for the pain control.
Hope you will find this answer helpful!
Best wishes, Dr. Aida

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