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It started with severe back pain and nummness and pain down right leg, chiroprictor made back better, was pinched nerve. Still having pain right thigh?

It started with severe back pain and nummness and pain down right leg, chiroprictor made back better, was pinched nerve. Still having pain right thigh?

Leg pain: Your chiropracter helped the muscle pain, but it sounds like something else is going on. I would suggest you see your family doctor, an neurologist or an orthopedist and evaluate further. Nerves can be pinched by many things, including disc fragments, bone spurs and even tumors. ...Read more

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Everytime I lay down I have numbness in my right thigh from my hip to my knee. Has been going on for 2 years. Had nerve test-normal?

Everytime I lay down I have numbness in my right thigh from my hip to my knee. Has been going on for 2 years. Had nerve test-normal?

How good the test?: Your symptoms suggest a problem with the femoral nerve or saphenous nerve. These nerves are not part of the "standard" test battery of emgers. You should enquire of the doctor whether these nerves and the associated anterior thigh muscles (such as quadriceps, adductors, obturator) were evaluated. If not, have the test redone with attention to those nerves and muscles. ...Read more

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I received a block in my right thigh after surgery on foot. Thigh becomes numb if I lay down for awhile. Is this normal?

I received a block in my right thigh after surgery on foot. Thigh becomes numb if I lay down for awhile. Is this normal?

A nerve block: Should show a progressive dissipation until it is gone. It should not recur or deepen and certainly shouldn't increase its depth with position. You should ask your doctor to evaluate you for other causes. ...Read more

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Why does my right thigh go numb minutes after I lay down. And also when I'm standing or walking? It's numb from the kneecap up to the hip. I

Why does my right thigh go numb minutes after I lay down. And also when I'm standing or walking? It's numb from the kneecap up to the hip. I

Meralgia Paresthetic: Meralgia paresthetica is a benign condition in which the anterior thigh will experience numbness, burning, tingling sensations from stretching of a nerve just below the surface of the skin or from compression of the nerve. It is usually relieved when the leg is flexed and turning on your side. It is a simple condition which is best left alone unless severe. ...Read more

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Laying down &I feel a tight burning sensation on the outside of my right thigh. No numbness just feels hot hot hot and tight from above my knee thigh?

Laying down &I feel a tight burning sensation on the outside of my right thigh. No numbness just feels hot hot hot and tight from above my knee thigh?

Meralgia: Meralgia paresthetica. Inflammation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve in the region just medial to the anterior superior iliac spine (hip bone in front). Caused by excess adipose/weight pulling or pressuring the nerve there or even tight clothes/cell phone holster/etc just over the nerve. Treatments: loosen aggravating factors, lose weight, injections. ...Read more

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For the last few months whn im laying down my right thigh goes numb every now and then it really is weird. Do I have anything to worry about?

For the last few months whn im laying down my right thigh goes numb every now and then it really is weird. Do I have anything to worry about?

Numbness: Numbness is a sign of nerve irritation -- it can be central (near the spinal cord or in the brain itself) or peripheral (closer to the thigh) -- there is a common benign syndrome called meralgia paresthetica that may be the cause, but this should be evaluated by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Right thigh will go numb if laying down. Occasional pain in front area. I can usually tell my leg is being touched, but the feeling is very distant.

Right thigh will go numb if laying down. Occasional pain in front area. I can usually tell my leg is being touched, but the feeling is very distant.

R/O SCIATICA: . You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam with reflexes Checked. Also X-ray of lumbar spine and if no improvement an MRI to rule out arthritis a bulging disc or congenital back issue. Till then no heavy lifting F/U with doctor for medical treatment. NSAID/Muscle Relaxant. Also start a GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH. COM& focus on WG LOSS. ...Read more

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I have numbness in the right side of my groin area/upper inside of my right thigh. It's been about 6 weeks now. I have sensation (numbness or maybe heaviness feeling) down my right leg into the outside of my right foot. Sometimes my calf has a strong feel

I have numbness in the right side of my groin area/upper inside of my right thigh. It's been about 6 weeks now. I have sensation (numbness or maybe heaviness feeling) down my right leg into the outside of my right foot. Sometimes my calf has a strong feel

Sounds like the back: You are describing the area cover by a dermatome s1 or s2 (racepinephrine). This problem sounds like has it origin on the back. Herniated discs or back arthritis can cause symptom like this in sensory nerves in the leg. You can use topical or oral medication to calm nerve pain. Also physical therapy to relieve back pressure or derangements can be another treatment ...Read more

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Why might it be that my right thigh (only) gets numb after I lay on my right side for a long time?

SEE ORTHOPEDIST: Commonly sciatica due to low back issues such as arthritis or disc herniation compressing the sciatic nerve/branches can manifest itself as thigh numbness. Compression of the nerves in the thigh can also lead to similar symptoms. If symptoms persist or you develop any weakness/paralysis in your lower extremities then seek attention immediately in the er and seek an orthopedic spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Jammed thighs during soccer game last month, pretty often (especially after an activity) when I lie down my right thigh tingles/gets partially numb?

What part?: What part of the thigh becomes numb? Hopefully it is the upper outer part. This is caused by compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, which is at the outside hip. This is a common place of injury, it is even affected by belts. This case normally recovers in a little while. There is probably no need for concern.

Is it a different area? If you are more specific that would help. ...Read more

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It started with severe back pain and nummness and pain down right leg, chiroprictor made back better, was pinched nerve. Still having pain right thigh?

Leg pain: Your chiropracter helped the muscle pain, but it sounds like something else is going on. I would suggest you see your family doctor, an neurologist or an orthopedist and evaluate further. Nerves can be pinched by many things, including disc fragments, bone spurs and even tumors. ...Read more

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Have had numbness on the outer side of my right thigh for a couple of months now tonight it has spread to the top and burned so I couldn t sleep the n?

Have had numbness on the outer side of my right thigh for a couple of months now tonight it has spread to the top and burned so I couldn t sleep the n?

Nerve Root Injury: Most probably you have chronic nerve root/peripheral sensory nerve injury which is worsening, you have to see a physical medicine & rehabilitation physician who will be able to guide you through operative or non-operative treatment plan, and offcourse prior to any treatment you will need some investigations (emg, MRI etc) to determine the exact location of nerve injury. ...Read more

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Hi I have a sort of numbness / tingling sensation in my right thigh. More on the right side of the thigh. I have no discomfort or pain. There seems to be "reduced feeling" on that part of the thigh. Please advise what could be the problem and possible?

Hi I have a sort of numbness / tingling sensation in my right thigh. More on the right side of the thigh. I have no discomfort or pain. There seems to be "reduced feeling" on that part of the thigh. Please advise what could be the problem and possible?

Nerve impingement: This symptom is usually caused by an impingement of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve at the groin level. It is termed meralgia parasthetica. It tends to be more common in overweight people and people who sit for prolonged periods like truck drivers. It is more of a nuisance symptom but may persist. A neurologist could confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Should I worry about numbness in the skin of my upper leg? When rubbing the right side of my right thigh, I feel a strange numbness.

Should I worry about numbness in the skin of my upper leg? When rubbing the right side of my right thigh, I feel a strange numbness.

Just Watch it!: Numbness could be due to compression of a nerve along the upper outer part of the thigh and pelvis or it could be secondary to low back issues. If symptoms persist or worsen see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Can sciatica cause numbness in right thigh and cold right foot?

Can sciatica cause numbness in right thigh and cold right foot?

Yes: Yes it can. Especially, with activity. However, I would see a neurologist to make sure that you do not have a nerve disease, I eat underwear apathy whether the sciatica. The floor more is more likely to cause these symptoms. I meant former. ...Read more