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Numbness in right foot

RogerRRoger Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:39 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
Hi all,

I suppose this is called neuropathy, but I have an annular L5 tear and some S1 nerve damage that was cured via epidural about 10 years ago.

I have permanently had a tingling in most of my right foot, that sometimes just drives me nuts.

I called numb it, and practically everything else with valium and tramadol, but don't want to stay dependent on meds.

Has anyone experienced success at curing such symptoms?

I would be eternally grateful for any support anyone can off.





  • It sounds like you may still have a problem with that S1 nerve. Have you been to a fellowship-trained spinal surgeon recently to see if there have been any changes in your spine? How long has your foot been this way? Is it numb all over or just part of it?

    My feet began to get numb in 2001 and I was told it was peripheral neuropathy. I continued to pass along that diagnosis to various doctors until last year when I pain management doc asked me what testing I had to arrive at that diagnosis. I hadn't had any tests! So he ordered an EMG and it turned out I did not have peripheral neuropathy -- it was caused by my spinal issues.

    These nerve things are difficult to resolve. But if you want to try, I would suggest a new appointment with a spinal specialist -- probably a neurosurgeon.

    Good luck.

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