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Camille: I am 58 years old and have experienced mild

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Hi Camille:
I am 58 years old and have experienced mild tingling in feet and mild burning sensations in legs for 5 months now. I went to the ER and they diagnosed me with mild to moderate lumbar spinal stenosis. I followed up with a spine doctor who confirmed this. I recently went to a neurologist who did a neuro exam and felt most of this was anxiety as I have also feared I had MS with these symptoms. The neurologist felt this was benign. When I am not focusing on these symptoms, they seem to subside quite a bit. Is it possible that these symptoms could be anxiety.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
Thank you for your question,
I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
In lumbar stenosis there can be pinching of nerve causing such symptoms.
As neurologist has examined & did not find any sign of MS, you need not to worry.
Anxiety state can also cause a feeling of pins & needles or tingling.
You can see this link for those symptoms.
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Anxiety/Pages/Symptoms.aspx
I hope this information helps.
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