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foot numbness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 17, 2011
  • 06:13 AM

Definately wondering what is happening to those of us in our 50's???? I am soon to be 57. Three years ago at the age of 53 I began to notice that my feet had a tingling sensation in them; almost felt like they were falling asleep. I went to an orthopedic surgeon because I was experiencing severe back pain at the time. He ordered an MRI but my insurance company refused to pay for it. So for the past three years I have been dealing with this numbness in both of my feet, especially my big toes. This spring, a local chiropractor was able to convince my insurance company to pay for the MRI. I was told that there was extensive damage in my back (probably due to 2 auto accidents) but that there was nothing to warrant the numbness in my feet. Now I am off to the Cleveland Clinic and will probably have to go through a host of testing to rule out diseases connected with foot numbness. I would appreciate ANY feedback.

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