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back, legs, pain, numbness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 12, 2010
  • 03:52 AM

my backs bothered me off and on for years but it got more frequent and more severe, each time taking longer for the pain to go away. after moving to a new home, i had to receive my first steroid shot and a 6 day dose pack. my back was helped almost immediately but ever since that my legs have almost crippled me. severe pain began shooting down both legs, initially. it's got to where i cannot walk at a normal pace and im taking over the counter pain pills like candy. ongoing for weeks now. concerning me is the numbness thats began to come to them. numbness in my foot and the whole back of my thigh is numb. feels like the skins numb, more than the muscle. Initially i thought it was probably a herniated disc but I've became more and more clueless. Im a 36 year old female with no current health insurance so unfortunately i cannot visit a neurologist or a decent physician. When the pain got severe enough to need the shot, I had to push myself into an income based clinic. Does anyone have any advice? rsvp: Renee.Weibert@gmail.com

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  • Have you ever tried going to a chiropractor? Chiropractic theraphy is an effective treatment for back pain.
    matthewroller 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause symptoms similar to that - look up the symptoms online. If you can't afford a b12 test you could buy high dose supplements to see if they alleviate the symptoms (if they do then you are probably deficient). You can buy sublingual b12 1000 micrograms on the internet or in health food shops. There is a thread where there is a lot of information on it: http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=9948
    pinkladybird 25 Replies Flag this Response
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