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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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Just had my right hip replaced three weeks ago. Just two

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Just had my right hip replaced three weeks ago. Just two days ago My both thighs get a cold sensation and right leg near knee acts like a pinched nerve. What should I do? What might be the cause. Feet are a bit cold
JA: Do you keep personal medical records to help track this?
Customer: No. This just started. I do physical therapy 3x a week
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Nothing
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 9 months ago.

Hello and welcome. I'm Dr Chip

This sounds like a neuropathy problem from one or more nerve roots in your lower spine being compressed.

Usually rest for a few days will improve this and ibuprofen can also help, but you need to let your doctor know since I would get an MRI scan of your lumbar spine to check for a ruptured disk problem.

Please let me know if you need any more information.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I do have two compressed discs in my lower lumbar which showed up in an MRI back in March. I have had a little pain in the lower right back.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 9 months ago.

OK. but compressed disks don't press on nerve roots and don't cause the leg symptoms you have now. Since March you may have suffered a ruptured disk or two so I would repeat the MRI now.

If you need more discussion I'll be more than happy to continue but please consider rating my service to you.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Your information is very helpful and I will make a doctors appointment for next week. Thank you
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 9 months ago.

Please let me know how it goes for you

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