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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain

Question: Lower right back pain Radiating to Leg


 LilBit556 - Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:12 pm

Hi
I am a female 24 years old with a history of Diamond Black Fan Anemia.
I recently wrecked my dirtbike and have been having severe back pain that has been radiating to my right leg. My leg feels like someone is sticking pins and needles into it. I have been having like a burning sensation in my leg to and it has been going numb.
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:09 am

User avatar Hello,
With a traumatic injury to your back causing pins and needles, burning, and numbness into a lower limb, I would immediately recommend an xray and a clinical neurological evaluation. With as many neurological symptoms present, I would be concerned about a fracture in the spine causing nerve damage or a disc herniation.

(An MRI may also be needed to see the discs and nerve tissue in the back.)

Thanks for writing in and let us know how it goes.

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