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  • AvatarMai mustaf
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    Hi dr please if you can help me.

    im in so much nerve pain in both feet/numbness come and go/tingling/pins and needles/pricking and burning in feet and lower leg and electric shock in big toe. burning thigh. and i cant walk long distance my legs killing me.

    i did mri, mri report say: posterior central disk protrusion is seen. that is minimally indenting the anterior thecal sac. however. no central canal or neuroforminal stenosis.

    is that bc all of my proplem?
    or theres soemthing else.

    thank you.

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Your complaints of “nerve pain in both feet/numbness come and go/tingling/pins and needles/pricking and burning in feet and lower leg” could be from peripheral neuropathy or from compression of roots in your back. Your MRI report however notes no compression of the nerve roots (“minimally indenting the anterior thecal sac. however. no central canal or neuroforminal stenosis”). “Minimally indenting the anterior thecal sac” generally is a small spur that should not cause symptoms.

    See: https://www.neckandback.com/conditions/peripheral-neuropathy/

    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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