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have you had any studies? Like MRI?
Hello Dr. Cameron, I have not had any studies.
thanks for the reply
well, burning pain is nerve pain
It can feel intensely hot
It can be prickly or even electrical
things which cause this can be systemic- like alcohol related toxicity of the nerves, low thyroid, vitamin deficiency
or they can be focal
like nerve compression
Now, a systemic issue would cause diffuse symptoms
and you would have problems in the other leg
focal symptoms as you describe imply an issue coming from the back which is compressing the nerve traveling down to the leg
You need to have a MRI of the back
you may have a stenosis (narrowing) or a bulging (slipped) disc
THe treatment is different
nerve medications may help, but ultimately, you may need injections in the spine or even surgery- which will help A LOT
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hi did you see what I wrote?
OK, i am waiting for a response. Was this a mistake? did i just throw away J$3280 of hard to come by funds?
I just wrote to you
can you see what I wrote?
I wrote you a long reply
OK Dr. I saw your reply...
Are there not any herbal remedy for this?
No, there is not an herbal remedy for this
unless you consider marijuana a remedy :-)
drinking marijuana tea might help?
well, i am not supposed to advise that you use illicit drugs, but marijuana has been used for pain control in a variety of situations including neuropathic pain as you describe
An MRI in Jamaica can be quite expensive.. so i know that will not be!
Well, do what you can with the tea, but ultimately you may need a MRI to truly address the issue
Could lifting heavy objects improperly be the culprit to my condition?
they can cause a herniated disc and pain as use describe
Well Dr., I don't know what will be the end result of this malady. I hope somehow it will remedy itself.
well, you need to have a MRI to see what is going on. YOu can try the tea.
you can also try exercises to see if they help strengthen your back and prevent worsening injury
what are nerve medications i might be able to take other than ganja tea
these most be prescribed i gather
yes they are
the site that you mentioned will assist with stretches etc.
There is nothing else to ask. Thank you for you assistance.
you are welcome
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You answered my questions. Not sure how accurate because i have not sought other assistance. Don't want to get into a depression because of this. It really is uncomfortable and prevent me from doing my daily routine. stretching helps sometimes. And I really hate taking pain pills. i have to consider all that you have told me. Next week after continued research or getting a prescription of your suggestion--and after much relief, I will know how excellent u r. Good is all i can give at this time.
OK Dr. Cameron, I appreciate your assistance. I will give you the Excellent Service. Next week after trying your suggestions, if they work... I will give you a SUPER Excellent service Rating.