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Why Are My Legs, Feet Numb?

By    |   Friday, 06 Feb 2015 03:34 PM

Question: How should I treat the numbness in my leg and feet caused by a herniated disc?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer: 
 
Numbness produced by a herniated disc is a red-flag warning that you that nerve function is being adversely affected, and that further loss may occur without warning. That loss may include motor loss.

For this reason you must discuss this with a spinal specialist (a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon with spinal expertise) to evaluate your risk of progression or deterioration. You may be lucky and be found to face low risk and will simply be advised to wait for it to resolve on its own. But it’s also possible you symptoms may need more aggressive treatment.

Laser spine surgical options are often available, but are not always presented to patients as an option. Often this is because consultants are biased by their experience, available equipment, or lack of it in laser procedures.

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