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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more


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I'm 24 year old female and I'm having a lot of pain on my right side. I'm get numbness in my leg also burning. What can be wrong?

I'm 24 year old female and I'm having a lot of pain on my right side. I'm get numbness in my leg also burning. What can be wrong?

Paresthesias: Rather than alarm you with some possible diagnoses which may not be relevant to your case, I think going to a neurologist and/or having an MRI of the brain might be a good starting point as the symptoms are on right side of body and not just the leg. ...Read more

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What could be causing numbness in my leg?

What could be causing numbness in my leg?

Miscellaneous: Is this intermittent? Maybe crossing your legs, or being on your feet for a while, or prolongation on a toilet seat, results in transient reversible numbness? If overweight or wearing tight belts, can compress a nerve on the thigh. Foot numbness maybe due to nerve pinching at the ankle. If persistent, and/or progressive, see your physician. ...Read more

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What causes numbness on my leg after abortion?

What causes numbness on my leg after abortion?

Nerve: Leg numbness following a surgical procedure may be associated with positioning, and typically most situations totally resolve within 3 or 4 wks. If this continues, or you develop pain or weakness, contact your physician. ...Read more

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I am on medication 'flupirtine and levipride 50' but since the day I took it,the numbness in my legs is increasing day by day.Now unable to even walk.

I am on medication 'flupirtine and levipride 50' but since the day I took it,the numbness in my legs is increasing day by day.Now unable to even walk.

Check potassium: Flupirtine is unique among pain killers in that it works by opening potassium channels. It is not marketed in the US so I have no experience using it. Numbness or parasthesias in the legs followed by rapidly progressive paralysis may be due to AIDP (Guillain Barre) so its important that you have a neurological assessment immediately. ...Read more

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I am experiencing numbness in my leg when sitting. What is the cause of this?

Pressure on Nerve: Numbness in leg only when sitting is most likely from pressure on a nerve. It could be from a wallet in the back pocket, or your spine out of alignment and even a spinal disc starting to bulge. Try doing some back stretches for a couple of days. If it doesn't go away on its own, I'd recommend a few visits to a chiropractor and then a family doctor if not improved. ...Read more

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Doctors, can my jeans actually cause numbness in my legs?

Doctors, can my jeans actually cause numbness in my legs?

If too tight: Especially around the waist, you could compress the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of the thigh with resultant thigh numbness. But if your feet are becoming bilaterally numb, investigate possible neuropathy or lumbar stenosis. ...Read more

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Two days ago when i picked up water camper i felt sudden ache in lower back on right side, it has somewhat spread a little numbness in my leg. Help.

Two days ago when i picked up water camper i felt sudden ache in lower back on right side, it has somewhat spread a little numbness in my leg. Help.

Exam: To sort this out it would be best to be examined to see if there is something causing the pain and also irritating the nerve to cause the numbness. It could be your back or possibly a nerve coming from the back causing the symptoms. ...Read more

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My latest back episode is lasting 8 weeks now and i experience tingling in my left foot and numbness down my leg. What should I do?

My latest back episode is lasting 8 weeks now and i experience tingling in my left foot and numbness down my leg. What should I do?

See Doc: Symptoms that have gone on for this long should be investigated. Advanced imaging like MRI or ct may be indicated if pt and bt didn't help, more aggressive therapy like trigger point injections, or various spinal injections or more conservatively osteopathic manipulation or chiropractic might help. ...Read more