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Question for anyone about TTS including doctors.....

Posted by Brenda W. on 10/10/01 at 13:52 (062658)

I recently had an EMG and have 3 different doctors (neurologist,ortho doctor,and chiropractor) all agree that I have TTS in both feet. I also recently just found out that I have DJD in my back and neck as well. Anyways my question is this....I have a numb feeling from my waist all the way down into my feet....is this normal?? The doctors seem to think that the TTS is responsible for the numbness and knee and ankle pain...but that the numbness from my waist to my knees and the weakness in my legs is from my back (possibly a pinched nerve, I also have stenosis of the lower spine). Does anyone have any ideas? Is this normal? They are suggesting surgery for the feet but I want all the numbness gone...can the TTS go all the way up to my waist? Thanks ever so much for taking the time to read this...Have a great day!!!

Re: Question for anyone about TTS including doctors.....

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/10/01 at 15:42 (062665)

Hi,

It is my opinion that the stenosis is the real cause of your problem including the TTS. Is the stenosis at the L4 L5 level of your lower back.

I have examined you but from my experience the stenosis is the real problem
Anyone suggest an epidural first.

Re: Question for anyone about TTS including doctors.....

Brenda W. on 10/10/01 at 18:30 (062679)

thanks for the quick reply....I believe it is in th L4 or L5..no one has said anything about an epidural...what will this do?? I have been doing PT for about 3 weeks and it is not helping at all. They had me on celebrex and it didn't help so they changed it to vioxx and it doesn't help either.

Re: Question for anyone about TTS including doctors.....

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/10/01 at 19:22 (062690)

Could help you alot. You need to see a pain management specialists who is usally is the one to determine if you need an epidural . This would reduce the pain and other symtoms that you are talking about. It would help the stenosis which I really believe sounds like where are this numbness, pain is coming from.

Re: Question for anyone about TTS including doctors.....

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/10/01 at 15:42 (062665)

Hi,

It is my opinion that the stenosis is the real cause of your problem including the TTS. Is the stenosis at the L4 L5 level of your lower back.

I have examined you but from my experience the stenosis is the real problem
Anyone suggest an epidural first.

Re: Question for anyone about TTS including doctors.....

Brenda W. on 10/10/01 at 18:30 (062679)

thanks for the quick reply....I believe it is in th L4 or L5..no one has said anything about an epidural...what will this do?? I have been doing PT for about 3 weeks and it is not helping at all. They had me on celebrex and it didn't help so they changed it to vioxx and it doesn't help either.

Re: Question for anyone about TTS including doctors.....

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/10/01 at 19:22 (062690)

Could help you alot. You need to see a pain management specialists who is usally is the one to determine if you need an epidural . This would reduce the pain and other symtoms that you are talking about. It would help the stenosis which I really believe sounds like where are this numbness, pain is coming from.