I have spine problems throughout my spine..bulging disc, spurs dds the list goes on and on but now I am having bad zapping pains in my toes when I take a step any body know why?
This sounds like nerve damage to me. The spinal problems you mentioned are causing pressure or "impingement" on one or more nerves that lead down the legs and that's why you are getting zingers or zaps as you call them. I hope you are seeing a specialist. Good luck to you.
Bless you heart! I have not personally had what you describe, but it sounds like
spinal nerve root compression. Family members and sev. friends (ages from 40-70) said the same thing-they couldn't walk to bathroom, stand at work, etc,bec of the killer foot pain. After surgery,when they woke up, they could stand and walk :the relief was instantaneous. In most, there were regrets later bec of more compression from scar tissue forming ~ 6 mos post-op, herniated discs from cutting away bone, I'd like input from group to help you...
.Every back and every pt is different so always a tough call.
e.g., one relative ended up with spinal cord stimulator (2 diff ones) which helps but still has to take a lot of pain meds and Pain Clinic ~weekly bec of other areas of back/spinal problms. But she can travel now, leave house,shop, take vacations etc
Pain/back drs said that many pts showed the same "outcome" 5 yrs later re surgery vs no surgery ( intense PT, etc). I think Mayo Jacksonville (or entire Mayo system) did the retrospective study on surgery vs no surgery. This was several yrs ago so please look into updated info., Hope you get relief soon! chaz
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