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Leg numb, shooting pain, tingling feeling

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  • Posted By: meljc222
  • February 18, 2010
  • 06:52 AM

I was in a car accident almost 8 yrs ago, that left my right side partially paralized. My spine in my neck was reversed & I have 4 ruptured disks..2 in neck & 2 in lower back. I had no feeling in my right side at all. I could hold things, but it didnt feel like I was & I couldnt get a good grip on the item. About 2 yrs ago, I slowly started getting some feeling back. Along with the feeling, I got sharp pain shooting down my rt arm... aparently I also injured my elbow in the accident & thats what I was feeling. Almost 2 yrs ago, I also crushed my toes somehow (1 at a time) w/out knowing it at 1st. Every time, the docs swore they were broken, but x-rays came back neg. They are all still swollen & red.

The summer of 08, I got 2 cortizone shots in my back (at the same time). Since then, I have been having problems with my rt leg. The pain is from just above my knee all the way to my toes. Sometimes it will feel hard as a brick w/shooting pain and I cant move it at all. Other times it will get this cooling sensation then a really sharp tingling sensation. My leg is in pain 24/7 and the docs dont know why. I have had some pain in the past with my knee, cause its slightly twisted in & have minimal muscle strength. But it was never this bad. I also was diagnosed w/ a cyst in back of my knee cap last yr. But the docs say thats not whats causing the pain & now are saying its not even there. The cortizone shots did not help my back & the doc does not (neither do I) want to do another, just incase thats what is causing all this pain.

I have tried everything they wanted me to try for my back, neck & now for my leg & nothing has helped. Any suggestions on what could be going?? I have a very sick child at home & am so tired of this pain I am having.


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