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I AM 44 MY LEFT LEG START TO BECOME NUMB WHEN SITTING WHILE.

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I AM 44
MY LEFT LEG START TO BECOME NUMB WHEN SITTING FOR A WHILE.
THEN I GOT SPASMA IN MY NECK WHICH SPREAD TO MY LEFT ARM.
MY LEG WORRIES ME MORE CAUSE IT KEEPS ON BECOMING NUMB AND WHEN I LIE ON MY LEFT SIDE IT WORSENS.
CAN YOU HELP,
THE XRAYS DO NOT PICK UP ANYTHING IN MY BACK,BUT IN MY NECK THE SPACE IN BETWEEN NECK BONES SEEM TO BE THIN.
MY MOTHER HAD CANCER IN THE SCELETON
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 7 months ago.

Hello

X ray is not useful for this situation.

You need an MRI of the lower spine and the neck.

This will show disc, nerve and ligament.

X ray does not.

Try to see an orthopedist or other type of spine doctor, as they will be more concerned.

The correct treatment is usually physical therapy as long as it has not become a surgical problem.

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