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Anon_235251 posted:
I was coming doen the stairs and I felt something pop in my butt/lower leg I was unable to move and my foot felt asleep! did something break??
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davedsel57 responded:
You need to call 911 or get yourself to an emergency room. We can not give you a diagnosis or medical advice over an internet message board.
Click on my user name or avatar picture to read my story. Blessings, -Dave
 
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Rafael Levin, MD, MSc responded:
It is relatively unlikely that you have sustained a spine fracture, but there is a reasonable chance that you have a lumbar disc herniation. The fact that you are unable to move your foot may indicate significant nerve compression that requires medical attension sooner rather than later. Your doctor may order an MRI study to confirm the diagnosis and to make definitive treatment recommendations. If you cannot make an appointment today, you should probably present to your nearest emergency room.

Good luck.


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