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No Bulge/Herniation on MRI but burning leg pain

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to see your take on this.  I am having burning down the front of me lower thighs down to my feet.  My DR ordered an MRI and it came back clean.

I did have a micro-d at L5/S1 but they said those nerves couldnt be causing the front of leg pain.  Does anyone have any idea what else this could be?  It is in both legs.

Thanks for the help.





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  • Did a neurologist or neurosurgeon review your MRI or just a radiologist? If you haven’t already I would take the MRI to a specialist.

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  • just a radiologist and anesthesiologist who did the nerve conduction study 

    Are neurologists better at reading these?  Neurosurgeons are tough to come get in with in NYC where as neurologists are much easiier.

  • rgurleyjrrrgurleyjr Posts: 7
    edited 06/25/2018 - 5:39 PM

    @pec5002, absolutely get a second opinion. Go with neurosurgeon or a orthopedic spinal specialist can do it too. I've never had those issues so can't help much.

  • Got a 2nd opinion today by a neurologist he confirmed there was nothing on the MRI and doesn’t think it’s some horrible MS type situation

    Possibilities we came up with are:

    1) pinched nerve in groin area which is causing this (but would more explain thigh pain then the pain down both feet)

    2) possibly but unlikely coming fromL5/s1  as those nerves go to the back of the leg but a few to the front

    3) a bulge that only shows up when sitting but Bc I was lying down in the MRI wouldn’t show it.  Unlikely as it is bilateral and probably would have to be a large bulge which would show up even lying. 

    Neither perfectly explains the symptoms but there may be other

    Any other ideas are welcomed!

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  • Where exactly in the feet does the burning terminate at, which toe? Any pain in calves? Is the pain the same in both legs?

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