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  • mariskab
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    I have had a right limb with no feeling, burning sensation, no feeling in the last 2 toes on the right leg, feels like one big bruse that I cant touch. T7/8 herniated disc and a tumor on T3. Had 3 spinal blocks and 6 MRI scans with normal xrays. Been taking Lyrika 75ml twice a day and pain doesnt subside. Been to see 3 surgeons, neurosurgeon, fisio no one can help me figure out what is cousing the nubniss and dead feeling to the right limb. I get shooting pains out the back all the way down both legs. I have pain around the rib cage and awake with a feeling of bricks on my chest and back. cant sit/stand or lie for long periods, some days my leg feels like jellow and cant put any pressure on it.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Right leg numbness, burning and weakness (“leg feels like jello”) normally occurs from nerve or cord involvement. If this is an upper motor neuron injury (central nervous system involvement), there will be certain physical examination findings (long tract signs) present. If this is a peripheral nerve injury (lower motor neuron involvement), then both EMG test findings and physical examination findings (reflex deficit, motor strength loss and sensory loss) will be apparent.

    Occasionally, a brain problem will cause these symptoms but there are other signs and symptoms that would accompany this particular disorder.

    A trip to a good neurologist might be helpful to you.

    Dr. Corenman

    mariskab
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    Thank you Doc, been for a full examination at a neurologist already and she’s stunned at the numbness. There are no conclusions on MRI that there is a nerve problem. MRI findings 30/11/2011 There is hemagioma on the T3 vertebral body that is of no significace. At T7-8 leverl there is a central dis cerniation that does cause spinal stenosis. Ther is also minimal impression the the spinal cord. No ther disc herniations can be seen and there is no additional spinal stenosis. The spiinal cord and conus medullaris are normal, the cuauda equina has a normal apperance. MRI of the brain findings: Ther is calcification the anterior aspect of the falx cerebri that is of no sinificanes all is normal. MRI findings 03/10/2012 dorsal spine: study was compared to the previous MRI of 30/11/2011. At the T7/8 level there is a central disc protrusion. This caused impression on the anerior tecal sac and slso an impression the anterior aspect of the spinal cord just to the right of the midline. The lateral recessed are normal. there is no neural foraminal rarrowing, the facet foints are normal. The haemangioma in the T3 vertebral body was also previously seen and is of no sinaifiace. The signa intensity of the spinal cord is normal with no mass lessions noted. Fiosio is no help, some days I cant walk at all.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    It is unlikely that the small disc hernation at T7-8 is causing your current leg symptoms unless there are physical examination signs (long tract signs) present on physical examination. I would assume that the neurologist would be able to find those on examination and since you do not mention these signs, I also assume that they are not present.

    Your MRI of the brain sounds normal.

    Have you had an MRI of your lumbar spine? What does the neurologist state when discussing the origin of your weakness? What are the physical examination findings for your lower leg?

    Dr. Corenman

    mariskab
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    Neurologist only diagnosed me with paralysis of the limb, no sign of MS. EEG was done and only mentions that the right side is not responding as good as the left limb. Ive been treated for damage to the nerve but nothing is working or confirming that its a nerve problem.
    Could this be a mussle sickness as the mussles on my buttoks and down the right leg is always feeling like its brused. I get shooting pains from down the buttocks all the way to my ancle. I have a burning sensation on the calfe section of the leg, some days the leg swells double the size of my left leg and only swells to my knee. When the leg pains I sometimes have a cold foot and my leg feels like is up against a cold piece of metal. Ive had sonars done to look for deep vain trombosis but there is no sign of clots or narrowing to vains. We are now mannaging my pain with muscle relaxants. When I move in the mornings its stiff over my lower back and rib cage and sometimes ease if I stand with the back bent to the front. I’m frustrated as this is now been going on for longer than a year now. Somedays it feels like I cant sit and other days I cant put any pressure on the leg as it doesnt repond. My pain is constant every day and feels like a deep bone pain that doesnt weaken or strengthen it stays the same. I also have this numb sensation over the right side of my private parts and have no feeling with intercouse on days where the leg pains. I also have a tingeling feeling when it starts paining.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    if the nerve is damaged, typically there will be signs on an EMG (not an EEG which is an electrical test for the brain). Shooting pains from the buttocks to the ankle sure sound like sciatica, another reason to have an MRI of the lumbar spine.

    True swelling of the leg has to be proved by measurement with a tape measure. If the leg “swells” then diagnosis of a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) has to be considered. You have had that ruled out. Many times, neurological involvement will make the leg “feel swollen” but not actually be swollen. Actually motor nerve involvement will make the leg shrink due to muscle atrophy.

    Again, an MRI of your lumbar spine would be the next step.

    Dr. Corenman

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