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Monday, March 16, 2009 Louise, Community Member, asks

Q: I have a herniated disc and now my toes are becoming numb. Will my toes progressively get number

I have serveral disc buldges and one herniation.  My toes have progressive become number with pain in the matrx of my toe nail bed.  I am reluctant to back surgery, but I don't want to end up with numb feet and continued pain.  Should I consider surgery.


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Greg, Community Member
3/17/09 12:18am

I wish I could answer this for you, however I have Neuropathy and have degenerative disc disease plus bulges and herniations.  I hope someone could help us both.  I went to my pain doctor and he said I should talk to the neurologist or neurosurgeon and see what they have to say.  The word surgeon scares me because I am 60 and do not want surgery, but the pain medication does not take care of the neuropathy.  I have had 2 previous cervical laminectomies which were NOT fused, 10 years later I am going out of my mind.

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By Louise, Community Member— Last Modified: 10/20/10, First Published: 03/16/09