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What does it mean if I have leg numbness?

What does it mean if I have leg numbness?

Leg Numbness: There are many causes of leg numbness.... For example. Neuropathy, nerve entrapment, back problems...Etc. Its important to find out what the cause is, then you will know, how to treat it.... I would recommend seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

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Leg Numbness (Definition)

The leg can have decreased feeling of pain, light touch, or even buzzing of a tuning fork. This could be due to spinal cord, brain, ...Read more


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I have leg numbness or tingling that worsens on walking?

I have leg numbness or tingling that worsens on walking?

Depends: Could be from nerve compression in the spine. Your age and amount of disk degeneration in the spine will affect this. If you get quick relief after sitting to rest, then it surely sounds like nerve compression. See a neurologist or neurosurgeon for eval. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: leg numbness?

What is the definition or description of: leg numbness?

Loss of sensation: The leg can have decreased feeling of pain, light touch, or even buzzing of a tuning fork. This could be due to spinal cord, brain, or peripheral nerve pathology. ...Read more

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Post-delivery leg numbness. Was I pushing in stirrups too long?

Post-delivery leg numbness. Was I pushing in stirrups too long?

Two likely causes: Positioning of your legs could have resulted in nerve compression (especially the common peroneals) pressure of the baby's body during passage thru the birth can could have compressed the sacral plexus, a large group of nerves to each leg. Either way numbness can last from days to many months depending on severity. If in doubt about diagnosis, see neurologist and have an emg. ...Read more

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I have had leg numbness starting from my toes up my leg what could I be suffering from?

I have had leg numbness starting from my toes up my leg what could I be suffering from?

Numbness: If you have suffered a nerve injury to your lower back, this can cause sensory loss in your feet and legs. If you have a herniated disk, which puts pressure on the spinal nerves, this can lead to leg and feet numbness. Vascular claudication occurs when there is plaque build up, which restricts the flow of blood to an area. It can cause a tingling sensation as well as pain and numbness. Atheroscler. ...Read more

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I was admitted to ER few days ago for leg numbness but no diagnose. my leg still have tingles and now larms and bit in the face. any tips of what it ?

I was admitted to ER few days ago for leg numbness but no diagnose. my leg still have tingles and now larms and bit in the face. any tips of what  it ?

Revisit your doctor: You should be concerned about a sensory stroke. This could be related to oral contraceptive therapy especially if you use nicotine or mood enhancers. Discuss these symptoms with your doctor or return to the ER. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what could be causing lower back and leg numbness?

Can anyone tell me what could be causing lower back and leg numbness?

Pinched Nerve: While there are many causes of leg pain and numbness one of the most common causes is lumbar radiculopathy. This occurs when one of the nerves leaving the back gets compressed as it leaves the spine and travels down the leg. Compression may occur due to degenerative/bulging discs or arthritic bone spurs contacting the nerve. See your physician if these symptoms last longer than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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