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ask: Can I get help finding a doctor in New York to treat my back pain?

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I am experiencing severe pain in my lower back and down my legs into my toes. It alternates between the left and right leg. There is alot of numbness in my legs and toes with sensation of pins, needles and vibration in the toes. I am also getting shocks in the pelvic area and down my legs. I have difficulty walking, standing for long and sitting.
I am not familiar with the doctors and do not know who to visit. Please help.

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Rosa Cabrera RN

Hi Anon,

It sounds like you may have some type of nerve damage. In this case, the best doctor to see would be a neurologist. However, in most cases a neurologist is a specialist which you need to be referred to by your primary care physician. So, schedule an appointment with your doctor, explain your symptoms and if he cannot help you with his general knowledge, then he will more than likely refer you to a neurologist or any other specialist that he thinks you may benefit from seeing.

Good luck,


January 2, 2013 - 9:36am
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