Joy25

203d

I've been having lower back pain and pins and needles in my feet anyone experience this? I'm nervous it is something serious like nerve damage or M.S.

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  • Natdacat

    203d

    Yes I have this! I have a herniated disc in my back as well as nerve damage

    • Joy25

      203d

      The pins and needles are so frustrating and get worse when I sit or when I'm driving. What do you do for nerve damage? Did you see a neurologist?

      • Natdacat

        203d

        no not yet. I asked a doctor about MS once and she laughed at me and said if I had MS I would be blind in one eye and laying in a hospital bed! I never mentioned it again!! But now I think I'm going to say something again. This was years ago and that doctor was horrible. I'm much worse now than I was then.

  • Goofy4Disney711

    203d

    Yes. I’m not trying to scare you, but I am telling you my experience. I had lower back pain and pins and needles in my feet. It got so painful, like a bunch of bees attacking my feet. I had other symptoms too. I ended up doing a ton of tests and saw a Neurologist. I was diagnosed with MS. Just knowing and starting treatment helped me mentally. I thought I was going crazy.

    • Natdacat

      203d

      I've talked to a doctor years ago about MS. Didn't go well. Very discouraging. I just seen a new doctor that actually suggested the neurologist for me she's the first one in 10 years that has said that.

  • MsFabulous

    203d

    I went to a neurologist and they are the ones who did the most testing for me. I was put on gabapentin that didn't help then Lyrica which helped a little but then got off of it when the made them narcotics. Hope you find a wonderful Neuro Dr to help you!!!

  • Ms.F

    202d

    I have done everything from surgery,shots nothing works. I can’t take Gabapentin,Lyrica. My Dr wont give Ma anything else just more shots!?!

    • Natdacat

      202d

      yes doctors do not want to give pain killers anymore! Shots make me feel like crap but guess I'll try once more at a different doctor. The first one should have done another MRI cause it had been six years but he obviously didn't care. Turns out I now have a herniated disc that's pressing on my L4 that was NOT on my first MRI!! Definitely learned my lesson with some doctors! They don't care as long as they get paid! But there are some good ones too! Just haven't found any 😤😠

  • Natdacat

    202d

    Don't be afraid to get a second opinion! I had to start my journey all over again recently because they wanted me to drive a hour and a half for my surgery! No thanks! Back surgery with the roads in PA for a hour and a half no thanks

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