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Nerve problems?

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  • Posted By: Cnovak
  • August 26, 2008
  • 01:03 AM

:confused:I'm a 53 year old woman who has had numerous health problems over the years. I had a spinal fusion when I was 23 for a congenital defect at L3-4. I healed fine and didn't bother me for years. A couple of years ago my right hip started catching, for lack of a better word, and the pain was staggering. A cat scan showed that the fusion had started to deteriorate and there was some arthritis in the lower back. It would seem that pain will follow me chronically in that area. Then I developed a spot on my right thigh which seemed to burn and tingle at the same time. It was annoying but only occurred if I stood for long periods of time. As soon as I would sit it would go away. Eventually the area grew larger in size and more frequent to the point where my entire right thigh is numb most of the time and the skin hurts especially on the outer area next to my knee. Recently my left heel and outer foot has become numb and tingly. Also if I move my foot a certain way there is a tearing pain in the heel area. My doctor simply says it is a nerve problem and is related to my weight. I am about 30 - 40 pounds overweight but I find it hard to believe that that is the cause of this. He has offered no help or even a diagnosis. I am also being treated for carpel tunnel which I have had for the last 20 years but I simply discounted as an occupational hazzard as I am a typist. Is it possible that the nerve issue with the leg and the foot could be related? I am hoping that the neurologist that I go to see for my carpel tunnel can help. Any ideas?

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  • Get to a doctor who knows what CRPS / RSD is.It's important. annie
    Anne at FibroFix.com 9 Replies
    • August 28, 2008
    • 10:35 AM
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  • What is CRPS/RSD?
    Cnovak 2 Replies
    • August 28, 2008
    • 09:01 PM
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  • What is CRPS/RSD?Use Google to learn all about this. Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome / Reflex Sympathic Dystropy.The truth is setting us free. Annie
    Anne at FibroFix.com 9 Replies
    • August 28, 2008
    • 09:45 PM
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