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Dr. Frank, Board Certified Physician
Category: Neurology
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Experience:  Board certified general Adult Neurologist, with experience in experimental neuroimaging and neurodiagnostics.
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If someone had a "dead leg" after years of pain in their

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If someone had a "dead leg" after years of pain in their back, which no longer occurs - and - some shoes seem to help... Would they see a neurologist or orthopedist, and might that do with peripheral or peroneal?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

The neurologist could diagnose the nerve(s) problem as a peroneal palsy and where ( the back. The knee) by doing an emg test. There are nerve stimulators and other treatments he could initiate. Please get back with questions if I can help

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, you have my attention...thank you...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have questions...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could that be caused by long term damage to the lower back due to a sports injury? Sometimes people just need to know why before they continue with some form of...well, I don't want to say "treatment" - I'd rather say "getting it fixed". I'm dealing with a stubborn one.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the difference between peripheral and peroneal? And why? How? Yes, I have questions.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't have an extra $45, but I do know I came here with specific questions and your answer was something I already knew. It was not why I asked.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Neurologist it is.
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

I am here. Ask your questions and I can try to answer them. Sometimes it takes time for the answer ok?