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I am having pins and needles tingling in both hands and feet

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I am having pins and needles tingling in both hands and feet along with difficulty in walking.
I have been told(2015) that I have 1 herniated disc and 2 bulging disc in my back. I am unable to get an apt with a neurologist until Aug. What Can I do for this extreme and
constant pain?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 3 months ago.


You need to see an MD specialist of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Or a spinal orthopedist.

They can do injections into the disc areas that are a problem.

You need to be getting physical therapy, the correct type.

A PM&R doctor will also use electronic pain therapies and other techniques.

A neurologist is not going to be very useful if this is all from the discs.

By the way, Gabapentin is not a once a day drug.

It can increase the dose and be 2 or 3 times a day.

Talk with your doctor about this.

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