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Spinal Stenosis ?

TheresaJoyTTheresaJoy Posts: 1
Hi I'm 37 female. I've suffered with back pains both in my neck and lower back for over six years. Multiple car accidents. Almost a year ago my feet started burning. Mostly when I lay down at night. Recently it has been my feet my shins my thighs, burning again mostly when I lay down at night. This is also aggravated from driving when I am using my right foot to press the petals I'm having a lot of burning in my foot up the back of my leg and my thigh and sometimes in my butt. While the left foot is at rest it is generally pain-free. I drove for 9 hours one day and that was the worst day by far concerning pain. I started yoga class in which we did a lot of backbends two weeks into the class the burning became very intense. I Stopped doing the backbends only doing the front bends and things got a lot better. In my lifetime I have been in four car accidents two that were bad. I believe I had a herniated disc five years ago when lifting a heavy pot I 'threw my back out and couldn't move from the ground for about four hours. Another accident I was in, someone hit me from the side so hard that I flew 5 feet landed on the ground and when I got up I no longer had my hearing. The impact was so hard that it moved my ear canal. My hearing came back a month later. Through all the accidents I never seemed help, Physio, chiro, nothing. My MRI showed spinal stenosis and disc degeneration in my neck.
Lower lumbar MRI has not come back yet.
I have researched burning feet and come up with so many horrible neurological or muscular diseases. Needless to say I am in a state of panic. My MRI and EMG won't come back for over a month.
My doctor told me he truly believes it is spinal stenosis causing the burning in my feet / legs. lower lumbar spinal stenosis.
My former doctor said it was plantar faciatis.
My naturopath pointed out that I'm very anemic iorn level is 10 (Iv been a vegan for 10 years and have heavy periods) she believes things may change when I get my iorn up.
Iv seen a rhumetologist sho says it's not lupus.
Iv mentione MS to my doc but he doesn't believe it to be that.
He did order an EMG wich I have not gotten yet. He said the MRI was to check for spinal stenosis and the EMG for nerve damage. I can't figure out now if he is also considering that I have a neurological disease or muscular disease. I'm really panicking. I believe an EMG is common to get with an MRI for spinal stonosis???? Imagination getting the best of me.
Id love to hear if other people have burning feet not legs simply from spine issues like spinal stenosis.
My X-rays show disc degeneration and spine twisting. Could this all just be from spine issues? I truly hope so.


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  • ivymiivym Posts: 278
    edited 04/16/2015 - 7:16 AM
    Welcome. I am a new member too. I have neck issues but my husband has had lumbar issues and had surgery 2 years ago. Your symptoms sound very much like they are coming from your back (please know I am not a Dr.) My husband described the feeling of "creepy crawlies" on his legs that resolved after surgery. For us, the process was to get an MRI then schedule appt with a neurosurgeon. My husband was directed to a neurologist first befor he was allowed to make an appt with the NS. I called the NS office and was told I cannot make an appt w/ him until I have a CD from MRI. I went to my family practitioner which was much less expensive than a neurologist and took the CD to the NS. I received a call 2 days later and my appt has been made for April 22. I hope this helps. You will find lots of support here. PLease keep in toch and take care. You will be in my prayers.
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