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I hope this is in correct category. I am a 48 yr old woman with no known health issues About 10 weeks ago I got a back spasm that didn't release causing me much pain. The next morning I woke up with extreme pain in both of my hips as well as my back. Daily this became progressively worse as the pain started to travel down my legs, eventually causing from the knee down to become numb, and ultimately numbness traveled from knee to under feet, then back up legs to hips, including the genital and bottom areas and when this occurs I cannot walk and I must hold onto something to stand because I literally do not feel my feet or legs. There have been occasions where the onset has been so rapid that I actually fall where I stand.It is painful to walk more than a few steps at a time without holding onto something, and especially difficult and painful to walk up the stairs. Actually, it feels as if I'm always in one degree or another of pain from hips down.
I'm waiting on my appointment with doctor so I can get a referral to neurologist for MRI. I believe this to possibly be a pinched nerve, although the back pain and tight muscle is gone. Has anyone experienced such debilitating leg numbness and if so, what was done to treat it? I'm at my wits end here and still have 2 weeks for my appointment! I am tired of falling down randomly in public especially since it is difficult to get back up when I can't feel my feet.
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