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back injury left my toe numb

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 30, 2009
  • 04:02 AM

Back in June 2008 I injured my back while lifting free weights. I have seen a Chiro since then and he told me I screwed up my pelvis so he put it back into place. My back never really hurt though, that was not the problem, what was and still is annoying is my big left toe is kinda numb. It works and looks fine, just a different feeling. How long does this thing last for? Has anyone had this happen where the feeling came back? If so, how long is the process?

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  • Hi, just a thought on your numb toe, my dog bolted to greet me as opened her kennel to let her out only her big claw, - she's 40kg, - dug in under my big toe and ever since I cannot bend that toe, it is always numb also. I thought this was the cause of my toe problem. 2 yrs later I had a back injury which sent me to a chiropractor, after several weeks of working on my back my big toe came right, I could bend it and it felt normal. I've since had a relapse which prompted an MRI cause I'd walk away from the chiro feeling 50 % better but would do something simple like toe tapping to the music and I'd be back where I started. I have Sagittal T1 & T2 weighted sequence. Axial T1 & T2 weighted sequence from L3 to the sacrum and at L5/S1 there is a left paracentral disc protrusion which is impinging on the thecal sac and decending nerve root zone. Maybe your toe problem is also caused by nerve pain, especially if you have had hip problems also. Cheers Heather
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