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  • Avatarfoxylady
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    My legs are giving way when I go downstairs, what is the cause please? I still have numb feet and cannot do Tandem walk or walk on heels test. I have excruciating lumbar pain 24/7. I cannot feel my big toe on left foot at all.
    Is it spine or elsewhere?
    Thanks

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    You could have any one of a number of lumbar and/or non-lumbar spine disorders. The two which come to mind with your limited description are lumbar stenosis and peripheral neuropathy. Please read about them and how to properly describe your symptoms here:

    https://www.neckandback.com/conditions/lumbar-spinal-stenosis-central-stenosis/
    https://www.neckandback.com/conditions/peripheral-neuropathy/ and
    https://www.neckandback.com/conditions/how-to-describe-your-history-and-symptoms-of-lower-back-and-leg-pain/

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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