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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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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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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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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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What causes tailbone pain and leg numbness?

What causes tailbone pain and leg numbness?

Most plausible cause: of your symptoms seems to be irritation of a nerve in your Lumbar spine, either from a disc herniation, arthritis, disc-facet joint complex, or some other space occupying lesion. Check with an orthopod and be examined and investigated, so treatment could be started. Good Luck. ...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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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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What can cause leg numbness if an MRI and nerve test both came out negative?

What can cause leg numbness if an MRI and nerve test both came out negative?

Multiple possibility: I recommend you see a good neurologist. Ther are many possibilities, including spinal cord, nerve pbs, pernicious anemia, multiple sclerosis etc. Please see a neurologist. You can get a referral from calling your local hospital, or call director of a neuro ICU and speak to the director for the name of the best neurologist in town. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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