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Can a slipped lumbar disk cause sharp calf, arch cramps, occasional line of pain down back of leg, occasional numbness in calf with mild cramping?

Can a slipped lumbar disk cause sharp calf, arch cramps, occasional line of pain down back of leg, occasional numbness in calf with mild cramping?

Yes: The symptoms that you describe are consistent with a lumbar disc herniation. You should consider seeking medical evaluation. ...Read more

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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I am experiencing leg pain. The following also describes me: Leg numbness in top of leg. What should I do?

I am experiencing leg pain. The following also describes me: Leg numbness in top of leg. What should I do?

Leg symptoms: The leg symptoms relate to a nerve being affected. There are a few possibilities, but a common one is Meralgia Peresthetica, and it is not dangerous. However, it is a good idea to get a thourough check to rule other possibilities out. ...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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Hello docs! Can you tell me what could be causing lower back and leg numbness?

Hello docs! Can you tell me what could be causing lower back and leg numbness?

Could: Be a pinched lower back nerve from herniated disc, but you need further evaluation to precise origin. Good luck! ...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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Recurring leg numbness, vision blur, weakness in mid section, loss of leg strength. Dropping everything...No grip. Have fallen twice.

Recurring leg numbness, vision blur, weakness in mid section, loss of leg strength. Dropping everything...No grip. Have fallen twice.

Leg numbness: You are having neurological and or cardiac symptoms and should be seen immediately by your doctor or have someone take you to the er.
Your symptoms may be warning you of a stoke or other problem. ...Read more

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I am having sweats, weightloss, leg numbness and and fat instool?

I am having sweats, weightloss, leg numbness and and fat instool?

See MD: Go to your primary medical doctor to get diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my leg numbness is vascular or neurological?

How can I tell if my leg numbness is vascular or neurological?

Always neurological: Numbness is always due to injury or disease of nervous system and never from blood vessels directly. Only if blood supply to the nervous system is blocked and this damages the central or peripheral nervous system, can blood vessels indirectly cause numbness. ...Read more

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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my leg numbness?

Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my leg numbness?

Go to your PCP: Go to your primary care physician. They can asses if your numbness is due to something they can easily treat and manage for you. If it is something more complicated, they can refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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I am having sweats, weightloss, leg numbness and fat instool. What can I do to treat these symptoms?

I am having sweats, weightloss, leg numbness and fat instool. What can I do to treat these symptoms?

See your doctor: It is important to visit with a physician to determine what is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg numbness. The following also describe me: Leg pain, Leg tingling, and Numbness or tingling. What should I do?

I am experiencing leg numbness. The following also describe me: Leg pain, Leg tingling, and Numbness or tingling. What should I do?

Radiculopathy: Your symptoms are consistent with lumbar radiculopathy with both sensory and motor disfunction often times associated with a herniated disk or spinal stenosis. You need to seek care with orthopedist or physiatrist ...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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Leg numbness after heart cath. Normal? If so, for how long until feeling normal again?

Leg numbness after heart cath. Normal? If so, for how long until feeling normal again?

Meralgia?: Since the heart cath approach is usually at the groin level, the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve may have been stretched or compressed at the hip causing antero-lateral thigh numbness, or other nerves can be also stretched or compressed. Typically recovery can be achieved in 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Have severe back spasms with left leg numbness and tingling and pain, what causes this, also left leg sometimes gives out.

Pinched nerve: Your symptoms, in particular the left leg numbness/tingling/pain/weakness, strongly suggest a pinched nerve in your lumbar spine. If your symptoms are progressively worsening, you may even need surgery. See a physician for further evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Leg numbness after a heart attack? Should I be worried?

Leg numbness after a heart attack? Should I be worried?

Only: If during the heart attack, there was hypoxemia of the other side brain, otherwise look for distal nerve damage or back issue. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am experiencing numbness or tingling (side: both) (time frame: gradual onset). The following also describe me: Finger tingling, Leg numbness, not?

I am experiencing numbness or tingling (side: both) (time frame: gradual onset). The following also describe me: Finger tingling, Leg numbness, not?

Uncertain: With tingling we consider neurologic issues, and this needs to be checked out. However we also see tingling due in part to paresthesias, which are benign peculiar skin sensations. There is no easy answer here you need to be checked out by your physician and possibly see a neurologist ...Read more

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No feeling across front of knee & down side of leg. Numbness pain & tingling for 2 weeks. Shooting pain across front of knee and down leg when touched?

No feeling across front of knee & down side of leg. Numbness pain & tingling for 2 weeks. Shooting pain across front of knee and down leg when touched?

PCP-evaluation-x-ray: We need to know how it appeared as well as any previous history of trauma or injury. You may have sprained your knee, torn a ligament or tendon or even damaged your meniscus. You may have a neuropthy as well but first you mus be examined by your PCP, be valuated, x-rays may be ordered includying an ortho referral. ...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