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Numbness / loss of pain and temperature sensory on left side from shoulder blade to toes

Started by 1557156156@facebook on 02/08/2012 4:33pm

I have no idea what is wrong with me. I have no sense of pain or temperature on the left side of my body. Every once in a while my leg will twitch too. It starts from under my shoulder blade and goes all the way to my toes. I had an MRI of my lumbar and it showed nothing. I have another MRI scheduled for my Thoracic area on Satuday. I hope they find something because if not, my Orthopedic said I'll need to see a Neurologist and probably get a spinal tap. He also named a long list of things it could be which scared me a lot. I'm only 33 and I have young children, after that dr's visit my kids' whole future without me flashed before my eyes.

Anyone know what this could possibly be? My face, arms, hands, and shoulders are not affected at all. It's just only my left side on both my front and back, all the way to my toes. I've googled everything I possibly can and nothing perfectly describes my symptoms. I don't have any irregular headaches either.

I just want to know what's wrong with me and having these spaced out Dr's appointments are very frustrating. Anyone have any idea?

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I know it has been a few years, but I was wondering how things worked out with you? Your symptoms sounded similar to mine.

I just had surgery in November. I had 3 herniated discs in my thoracic spine (T 6-7, T 8-9, and T 9-10). I went to sleep as a perfectly healthy 27 year old and when I woke up the next morning my right side (belly button to spine) was completely numb starting at my bra line down through my toes, and on my left side I had a burning pain with any slight cold temperature change that felt like an iron held against my skin on the back of my left thigh, outside of calf, and entire foot and ankle. I had been told surgery would never be an option. It took just under a year before I met a surgeon who recommended surgery. I had a micro-endoscopic discectomy on all 3 levels. I am still numb on my right side, I know I will just have to be patient with that, BUT my left leg has not burned since I woke up after the surgery.

I hope you found an answer and relief!