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Lower Leg & Foot Numbness

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  • Posted By: MichelleC
  • August 7, 2007
  • 06:55 PM

Since July 16 my left foot and outside part of the leg has been numb/tingling continously, my doctor had blood tested for B12 & Folic, both came back normal, had EMG which came back normal, the Neurologist said they would not be concerned about MS unless I lost my vision or started dragging my foot, and then I SHOULD COME BACK :eek: I myself would like to know before it went that far! She also said that I would have to wait until the nerves were more damaged to have another EMG with different results.

I am going to another doctor Wednesday, should I request a MRI to see if it is MS? Is it too early to tell? what is the difference between contrast and non? Do I have to have permanent damage to the nerves before the EMG will show it?

I have started having numbness/tingling on the same side of my back, not continous, but could they be connected? Are there other test that I should ask for? Any help would be greatly appreciated

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  • Look for a doctor of Oriental Medicine who practices NAET. You are probably having an infection and a toxic overload.You don't want to wait for an infection to impair your brain function so the doctor can go ahead an call it MS or whatever.Best,Frui.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
  • It could also be due to a disc problem. Have you injured your lower back recently? If so, mention that to your doctor. The numbness could be due to a herniated disc, and a lumbar MRI would show whether you have one. There are a few basic things you can do while waiting to see a doctor or get a test - and they're good things to do anyway: Make sure you're sitting and standing up straight (not hunching over); try to avoid sitting for long periods of time (or at least get up and walk around periodically if you are); and sleep in a position that's easier on your back: http://health.yahoo.com/topic/back/living/article/mayoclinic/626CB6D8-2DA8-47FF-A3176754517DC387 An anti-inflammatory medication like Aleve may also help, but don't take more of it than you need to.
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