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I am an otherwise healthy 48-year-old woman I have numbness

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I am an otherwise healthy 48-year-old woman I have numbness from just above the waist down to my feet I have a loss of sensation I cannot feel pain hot or cold. The onset was gradual
I have had an initial consultation with the neurologist who has ordered a thoracic spine MRI
This is been at least two or three months in this problem
Any ideas what it could be or what the doctor is looking for it to be?
I am not overweight or have diabetes or anything else.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 months ago.

Hello,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
Since when are you having this issue?
Do you have any other symptom? back pain or past illness?
Did you have the MRI?

What was the result?

Did you have any other test?
Did neurologist suggest any treatment?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Hi. I've been having the issue for at least a couple of months I forgot to mention I also have increasing weakness in both legs
I have not had the MRI yet
I have X-rays which showed nothing unusual
I've been getting chiropractic help which is not helping
Neurologist has made no suggestions aside from getting the MRI
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for all the information,
I am sorry for your symptoms.
I would suggest to follow the advice of neurologist.
There can be impingement of nerve in the spine.
This can cause weakness, numbness.
Disc disease is a frequent cause.
Usually there is pain in the back radiating down.
If impingement is much there can be numbness, weakness.
Other spinal cord disease, neuropathies need to be ruled out.
NCV, EMG tests can be needed, if doctor feels after MRI.
X ray may not be conclusive always.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.
Regards.