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man 65y has for the last couple of years been feeling burning sensations in his legs and feet and loss of sensation in arms. He had stenosis in cervical 5 the doctors suggested and he had a surgery last spring. He has not at all recovered or become better. He is now unable to walk without assistance. The burning is still there and now he also has edema of his legs. The doctors only suggest exercise but exercise only worsens the situation. He also feels "thousand needles" in legs. He can't control his urination or pooping. He can't feel if the bladder is empty or full.
what may cause these symptoms and do you have any suggestions?
Do you think the problem is neurological or maybe hematological or maybe there is a problem in his kidneys?
I would be greatful for a reply!
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There are many unanswered questions in your post.

The burning and pain may be relieved by a 5% lidocaine transdermal patch overb the area where there is nerve compression for no more than twelve hours a day. Consult yourt primary care physician.

Differential diagnosis is not possible based upon the information provided.

I suggest a consult with a different physician, preferably a neurologist.
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