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Dr. Mark, Neurologist (MD)
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Experience:  Neurosurgeon - Brain, spine, and peripheral nerve surgery
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Happy New Year. For more than a year now I've had numbness

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Hi and Happy New Year. For more than a year now I've had numbness (no pain) in my upper right leg. Last month the numbness also moved down the front of my lower right leg. I saw a neurologist last year who said it would resolve itself, but obviously it hasn't. Any suggestions? Thanks.
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Any redness or swelling in the leg?
Customer: The numbness is constant...no redness or swelling.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I'm a 66yo female, 5'5", 125#. Hx of polio, osteoporosis, degenerative disc disease, and RA. Two months ago I fell and broke my pelvis is 3 places.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 6 months ago.

Happy New Year and welcome I'm Dr Chip

Have you had an MRI of your lower back?