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Numbness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 1, 2007
  • 11:37 AM

Last March i had a burning sensation that seemed to come and go in both of my legs. 2 weeks later i was on holiday and we drove for 8 /9 hours. My feet felt numb like when you sit on them and they feel "dead". This soon spread up my legs and right up to may waist. A week later i arrived back home and went to my doctors who sent me to hospital. It had then spread to my fingers of both hands but a little better in my legs. They said there's nothing wrong and did a chest xray! and a few ECG and loads of blood tests and found nothing, then i had an MRI scan and still nothing. Nearly a year on my fingers are still numb and i get occasional pins and needle feelings in my left shoulder. I am very worried but my doctor says its fine.

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  • prolapsed intervertebral discs in lower back and neck.so common as to be regarded as normal. it will probably continue to get better slowly.doctor is right .in the great scheme of things it is a small problem.dont try to exercise your way out of it,but keep reasonably mobile.dont do any more very long drives.
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