Patient Comments: Radiculopathy - Symptoms

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Comment from: Tony, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 14

Footdrop. I am unable to lift my right foot. The big toe is most affected causing tripping and under pronation (tilting of foot to outer side). No amount of cortisone shots or physio therapy has helped me. MRI of my right foot, lumbar spine, EMG, X-rays are all normal. Visit to 5 doctors in top class hospitals has not done any good and none are able to cure it. Only thing left is AFO.

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Comment from: kweendeb, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 27

I have numbness, burning, and my fingertips hurt with my radiculopathy. I occasionally have swelling of both hands overnight. The symptoms start with burning fingertips, numbness at tips, and I sometimes get a fluid filled vesicle that itches, weeps a clear liquid, then dries up as peeling skin on fingertips. The numbness is so bad that I can't feel a pulse to count. (I work in a doctor's office, and I am always dropping things because I can't feel what my fingers are holding. It's usually the thumb, first and second fingers on the right hand.) The symptoms are so bad that I can't use my fingers to hook my bra behind my back because I can't feel what I'm doing!

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Comment from: Lue Everett, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 13

I have a family history of Neuropathy and found out today that it is Radiculopathy. My symptoms are pain in the left leg and thigh and hip. I have fallen several times and tore the muscle in my left arm and face. I go to step down and have no feeling in the left leg or foot.

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Comment from: de3andjr8, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 20

I was taking a typing test to speed up on typing. I done for 2 days and on the 3 day I woke up and could not bend either arm. It scared me to the point I went to the ER and they told me this is what I have, I'm scared I will not be able to do the test to get the job I want and so badly. My family has a history of spine disease and I'm scared that I'm next in line.

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