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why do my legs go numb when i lay down

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Pinched nerve back: You may have arthritis of joints of spine in low back which is the most common cause of such symptoms. In flat body position you probably get pinching ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
See neurologist: See neurologist as soon as possible. You need to be examined.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
31 years experience Neurology
Pressing nerves: pressing nerves either in your lower back (disk) or in the muscles in your buttocks (periformis syndrome). I would see a neurologist.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
20 years experience Neurology
Seek an: evaluation from your physician. It is hard to know what it is without further history and examination. You may need imaging of your cervical spine or ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Gill
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Legs numb: Many interesting things cause numbness at night. See your doctor. They need to narrow the options which occurs with a complete physical exam.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. See a hand surgeon for an examination an ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
17 years experience Podiatry
Pain: Could really be 3 reasons. 1. Nerve compression in you back causing pinching in the sitting position. 2. Could be decreased blood flow when your kn ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Numbess: Hard to tell without further history and physical. Possible nerve damage, less likely circulation problem, maybe medication side effect, although, the ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Numbness: Finger numbness can be from nerve entrapment in the wrists or can be a medication side effect, mention it to your treating physician, you may need to ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Nerve compression : There are a number of spinal conditions such as facet cysts which are aggravated by extension ( laying down). Consider seeing a spine specialist for ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Carpal tunnel: This are classic symptoms related to carpal tunnel syndromes. There are several possible causes for cts. Have the problem evaluated.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Because your: Egs are in a dependent position and allow gravity to work. Try elevating legs wh en sitting if possible.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Back cracking: "cracking" of joints is a normal phenomenon. When you pull on a finger, your knuckles crack. Virtually any of the other joints in your body will do th ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Lullove
18 years experience Podiatry
Get off the toitlet!: The numbness is from direct pressure on the sciatic nerve when you sit on the toilet too long. Avoid prolonged "office" time in the bathroom. Get in ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Lipnick
29 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Restless legs: Legs tingle from multiple causes. Could be a condition called restless leg syndrome or it could be neuropathy. You also might have an allergic skin ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
? Knee problem: It sounds as if your knees are the issue. See your own doctor or an orthopedist.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Possible nerve: Entrapment or impingement from your back.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: If the tingling is temporary, and relieved by positional changes, it could be a neck, jaw, or facial nerve problem. A neurologist or physiatrist can ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
May have bpv: You may have positional vertigo. It can be triggered by leaning forward, putting the head back, getting into and out of bed , or turning over in bed. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
42 years experience Family Medicine
Swelling: It would help with more information but assuming this is pain in feet while standing for long periods of the day and when you sit they still hurt sugg ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
? Restless legs: You may have 'restless leg syndrome'. Google it. Your doc has treatments that may help. Ask him to check muscle enzymes and an iron level.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
RLS: You may have restless leg syndrome. Check with your doctor for help.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Several things: You may be putting pressure on the nerve. When you bike most of the pressure is on the toes and you may be irritating the nerve to the toes.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Low blood pressure: Check your blood pressure. This is a sign of ortho static hypotension, commonly called low blood pressure.
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