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SirSaintly
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OT Doctors Please Help Update: Page 4
On 1/24 I noticed my gait changed all of a sudden. Googled and it sounded like foot drop in my right foot. Made appt with my PCP and a chiro. Was able to get appt with Chiro first. He confirmed foot drop. There was also numbness in foot and weakness when trying to lift foot from heel.
He took x-rays and didn't see anything alarming so wasn't too sure on cause. He suggested an MRI. I decided to see PCP first.

Saw my PCP on 2/3. At this time I began experiencing numbness in right butt cheek and back of right thigh. He says it's probably a pinched peroneal nerve below the knee and sends me to neurologist for nerve conduction testing. I have this done on 2/4. Neurologist says the foot drop isnt too bad. She does her nerve testing only below the knee and confirms compressed peroneal nerve right below knee. She prescribes a round of Prednisone for 20 days beginning with 50mg for 4 days, 40 mg for 4 days until it tapers off. She said the foot drop should fix itself but if not come back in 2 months. Of course, that doesn't address the numbness in right butt cheek and thigh that only happens when sitting.

I got through the weekend OK but this past Monday I began feeling like I have to pee all the time. I emailed PCP and let him know and also reminded him of the numbness. He thinks all of this may be side effect of prednisone. He said to finish my course of prednisone and hopefully these symptoms will go away... Of course I had the numbness before beginning the predisone, but he doesn't seem concerned.

Well I begin to Google and of course start seeing horrible diseases and syndromes so I freak out and have the MRI done to be on safe side.
I have 3 2mm bulging disks in my lower lumbar... One is L5-S1( I don't remember the other 2 off the top of my head, but I think it's L4 and L3. Chiro says that's not too big and he can definitely help. My appt with him is next Monday as he said he'd like to wait for me to be in the lower doses of the predisone to see what is a side effect and what isn't.

Anyway I'm still really freaked. I'm an active person and having this numbness and drop foot is an issue. I also don't see how they're not related. I'm having no back pain btw and dont remember hurting it although I was doing landscape work in front yard before this all began.

Any ideas OT medical professionals?
This post was edited on 2/10 at 12:24 pm


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best of luck to you

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OT Doctors and/or Chiropractors
will prevent you from getting many quality replies

physicians get salty when mentioned within 15 words of a chiropractor


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Did you remember to take the gerbil out?
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Blob Fish
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re: OT Doctors Please Help Update: Page 4
True story, the most common cause of arse cheek, leg, and lower back pain/numbness in men is sitting on your wallet. Make sure you're not doing that first.


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Bet you have blown one of those bulging discs.


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SirSaintly
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physicians get salty when mentioned within 15 words of a chiropractor


Noted. I edited my title but at this point, I'll take whomever can help. Sleeping is becoming a bitch too b/c I can't find a comfortable position and I have to pee 2-3 times a night.


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I have fricked up disk in my Lower lunbar L4-L5 with significant arthritis... I get the tingling from anywhere in the right arse cheek all the way to the bottom of my foot going numb or hurting like a bad Charlie horse type cramp Under my big toe.... just a nature of the beast... the more I stay active and healthy seems like the better it gets. Nothing else really works. Sometimes a small back brace under my shirt for stability is needed to help every 6 months or so but I try to no use it due to it weakening my core.

Ib profen alieve and water bruh



Oh and don't go to a Chiro


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re: OT Doctors Please Help Update: Page 4
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True story, the most common cause of arse cheek, leg, and lower back pain/numbness in men is sitting on your wallet. Make sure you're not doing that first.


It's a good thing I pay all that money to the chiropractor then, my wallets never been thinner.


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SirSaintly
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re: OT Doctors Please Help Update: Page 4
quote:

True story, the most common cause of arse cheek, leg, and lower back pain/numbness in men is sitting on your wallet. Make sure you're not doing that first.




nope, first thing I thought of. I'm thinking possibly piriformis? Just would like answers and I'm not big on "wait and see" especially if nerve damage is happening.


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I was taking 40-60 mg of prednisone for shingles a couple months back. I was peeing constantly. You're good there. Just make sure you're drinking plenty of fluids.


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SirSaintly
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re: OT Doctors Please Help Update: Page 4
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Oh and don't go to a Chiro



this is the first time I've ever been to a chiro. I was hoping it was a pinched nerve in my back and he could help. Didn't think it would lead to all of this.
Who should I see? PCP, who's an Internist, doesn't seem too concerned.

Also, I'm afraid to be too active or go to the gym now b/c no one has told me what is actually wrong and I don't want to make anything worse.
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Lose some weight fatty.


Bmath
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go to the gym


By gym, do you mean crossfit box?


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SirSaintly
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Lose some weight fatty.


Trust me, if i thought that was it, I'd agree. But I've been doing a keto diet since May and have lost some weight and have been feeling great. I'm definitely not a fatty by any standard definition.


LSUSoulja08
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Med student here

Go see an orthopedic. Chiro isn't going to help. Far too often I've seen them make things like this worse


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Make sure the chiro has one of those full-body massaging tables with remote control and the heat stimulator thingamajig. Its like going to a day spa. Not sure them cracking your back actually does anything though.


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Red Drum
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re: OT Doctors Please Help Update: Page 4
MRI of lumbar spine


Sidicous
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True story, the most common cause of arse cheek, leg, and lower back pain/numbness in men is sitting on your wallet. Make sure you're not doing that first.


He's seeing Dr.'s so not much pressure can be generated by an empty wallet.


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tiger rag 93
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Go see an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine. Drop the chiropractor.


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re: OT Doctors Please Help Update: Page 4
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I began feeling like I have to pee all the time.


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He thinks all of this may be side effect of prednisone


Truth


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