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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for back pain and numbness in foot

I am 35 and have severe back pain. It had been going on for years now. It is not just my lower back but also my mid upper back as well. I my legs hurt so bad sitting or standing my little toes on left foot have recently started going numb. When I take a deal breath it hurts my upper back feels like I am getting stabbed in the back my little fingers and arm on my left side start feeling like I have no circulation in them when I am sitting at my desk doing paper work. If I stay in bed to long it hurts to get up .i also had 2 compression fractures lower back about 7yrs ago after picking up my 2yr old I have to say that recently I have seen a doctor and all he said was I was to young to feel like that and ordered pt for me.
Tue, 7 Oct 2014
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Symptoms you are describing suggest Lumbosacral radiculopathy. Get your MRI LS spine done. Start with conservative measures like physiotherapy, avoiding lifting heavy weight and bending forward. Start tab pregabaline and analgesics. If symptoms persists or neuro deficit developed then surgical intervention may be needed. Hope my advice will help you. Take care. Don't forget to rate me.
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