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Thursday, July 02, 2009 Allorrah, Community Member, asks

Q: What kind of doctor can help me with neuropathy? I have not been formally diagnosed.

I have developed some kind of neuropathy in my left leg from knee up to hip. It feels like ants crawling inside my skin, but the skin doesn't feel it when I scratch. Sometimes it feels like the ants are biting me. Other times, it feels like hot water runs down my thigh. I am not diabetic, but I am 67 and obese (206 lbs.)

I did have a severe back and neck injury about 26 years ago and have had much pain in the left leg over the years. I take Flexeril to help with muscle pain, also undiagnosed.

 

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Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro
2/20/12 12:15pm

Hi. See
http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/c/110/150468/neuropathy

Hope this helps!
Bill
William W. Quick, MD, FACP, FACE

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By Allorrah, Community Member— Last Modified: 02/20/12, First Published: 07/02/09