Hip, outer thigh & outer side of foot, along with two small toes, are numb

by Gina
(Brick, NJ)

Started about 3 years ago. I have pain in my left hip that goes down the outer side of my left thigh, ends above knee. The outer edge of my left foot, along with the two small toes on my left foot are numb and painful at the same time.

A year ago, I was diagnosed with a slightly herniated disc, L5. X-rays and MRI of lower back have revealed nothing of consequence. My primary said to go see a neurologist, he did absolutely nothing for me, said he couldn't figure it out.

Don't know what to do next, I'm tired of the constant pain & numbness. What should I do, who should I see? Also, I go to a chiropractor every week, doesn't seem to make a difference at all.

Hello Gina,
Do a few tests for me, and let me have the results at this column. Keep to the same thread.

Off painkillers, bend slowly forwards. Is the pull at the back of your legs the same? Does it hurt in the lower back or buttock?

Now backwards, and then to the side. What happens?

Go to Slump Test for Sciatica and let me know what happens.

On one leg only, can you stand equally well on your toes?

Let me know.

Dr B

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