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What causes numbness in feet?

hi.. my mom got problem in both feet..there is numbness in both feet and she feels no like no sensation in feet also feels there is like no life in feet and when we see both feet they look shrink..like shrinkage of feet and now these shrinkage is going towards legs. MRI report shows: diffuse posterior disc bulge at L4L5 focal ligamentum flavum thickening at L4L5 level and partial sclerosis of facet joints at L3L4 level please describe treatment...er are too much worried some doctors who were neuro surgeon prescribed surgery
Mon, 20 Jul 2015
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Hi there.

Your Mother is experiencing symptoms of sciatica and this is because of disc slip causing nerve pinching. I would recommend that she try back stretching exercises. Avoid forward bending, lifting weights. She can wear back support like Lumbar belt. Also medication like pain killer and muscle relaxant combination like Tablet Diclofenac + Thiocolchicoside would be very helpful. Also for the tingling and numbness, she can take Tab;et Pregabalain + Methycobalamin. Get tested for Diabetes. With proper physiotherapy surgery can be delayed if she responds . God bless.
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What causes numbness in feet?

Hi there. Your Mother is experiencing symptoms of sciatica and this is because of disc slip causing nerve pinching. I would recommend that she try back stretching exercises. Avoid forward bending, lifting weights. She can wear back support like Lumbar belt. Also medication like pain killer and muscle relaxant combination like Tablet Diclofenac + Thiocolchicoside would be very helpful. Also for the tingling and numbness, she can take Tab;et Pregabalain + Methycobalamin. Get tested for Diabetes. With proper physiotherapy surgery can be delayed if she responds . God bless.