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pinched nerve

I am 33 and curently i just got married, about say 3 months prier to my marriage i began to have some problems with pain in my foot around my ankle seen the doctor and was told that the tenden was inflamed then shortly after that had much pain in my lower back and now i began with shooting pain into my left leg and also into my upper back some times if i was not careful how i moved my neck it would shoot into my spine down to my back and straight down to my foot, then came the numbness in my butock and sever pain in my left leg, I have seen many doctors we have done some investagation i am currently going through physio treatments but dont know if they are helping me much. before that by maybe one month my doctor told me to see a chyropractor for some treatments that helped maybe my first visit then i was in more pain, I feel i have conic pain now. I cant sit or stand or lay for long and i am in severe pain. sleeping is a challenge when standing i now get pins and needles in my foot and left leg. I am at my wits end about this i am going crazy with this problem any information on how i can help my conditon would be great. I want to avoid surgery and the physio person told me that this is nerve related i am too young to have a bone problem. they did x-ray found nothing. ive tried hot water and many types of drugs to help control pain nothing as of  yet has helped me the pills only take the edge off. I am in pain all the time. Any help reguarding my condition is appreciated. you may send me a personal email if you wish or just post it here ***@**** thank you.
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You really do need to see a neurologist to sort this all out.  Have you had an MRI or any other testing such as an EMG to try to see if this is related to a pinched nerve in your back?  Xrays are often useless in giving information about back problems.

I had a ruptured disc a couple of years ago when I was 44.  And I'm a healthy person, too and did nothing to injure my back.  It just happened.  The pain, tingling, and shooting pains went on for 3 months before I went to the doctor, and the pain was intense.  An MRI diagnosed the problem and I had surgery.  I am now 98% pain free.

The point is to be sure you are seeing the proper doctor.  Chiropractors are well and good, but you really do need to see a neuro or orthopedic surgeon to diagnose this properly.
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Your symptoms sound a lot like mine. I saw many doctors had 3 different sets of x-rays and after about 8 months one doctor finally sent me for an MRI. The MRI did show some problems that did not show in the x-rays. I still have the pain and will for the rest of my life, but I did get it to ease with physical therapy.

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thanks for all your advice, I know what i should do. However i really dont wish to go under the knife and i think that is what they will recommend. i will try and go for the scan soon. I also might be pregnant so i dont think i want to do the surgery till my baby is born. but thanks take care

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I may have a pinched nerve and got an electrical test, is acupuncture better than chiropractor for this?
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