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Extreme back pain

I have been with mild back pain in the lumber region for a few weeks now but last saturday i started getting numbness in my toes and base of my foot with an increase of pain in the centre of my back. The doctor has prescribed codeine phosphate along with paracetomols but I'm in agony every morning now when i go and walk my dogs and its only when i get back that the pain eases but the mobility of my right leg is not as it should be. HELP

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I have spinal stenosis have same symptoms now on diazepam and codeine after a year now couldn't cope doctor wanted me to have spinal injections but for my condition doesn't help that much now going for surgery.need doctor to refer you to a spin specialist don't know if you are under one CT would be good hope I have help a bit sorry you are in pain no how you feel.

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Thank you. The doctors aren't too helpful these days. Just want to rush you out the door!!

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You need to ask for m.r.i scan similar symptoms to me ....i have 2 prolapsed disks sitting on nerve to my leg

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It sounds similar to what happened to me. My GP gave me gabapentin to take and sent a letter to pain clinic for a MRI. She told me she was writing the letter then and there as it takes approx 6 weeks to get an appointment through and no one would see me before that 6 week period was up. The pain consultant told me what was wrong with me as I walked through the door but had to have a MRI to confirm it.

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thank you

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Urgent!! . get treatment for back pan as soon as you can or it will turn into cronic back pain, -you have it for ever. pills just mask it, you need diagnosis then treatment, If it costs to go private to get diognosis, that is still cheap compared to a lifetime pain......

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Thanks. I was thinking seriously about doing that.

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