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Doctor insights on: Upper Leg Goes Numb When Asleep Wake Up In Agony What Could Cause This

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Upper leg goes numb when asleep, I wake up in agony. What could cause this?

Upper leg goes numb when asleep, I wake up in agony. What could cause this?

Leg numb on waking: When you are sleeping, there is reduced movements. Sometimes, one may lie in a position that compresses some nerves for hours, or compresses blood vessels that supply these nerves. These nerves then do not function properly, and there can be a sensation of numbness or tingling, even pain. With movement after you wake up, the pressure is released, and function rapidly returns to normal. ...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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When I stand, or sometimes when laying for a certain amount of time the outer side if my left upper leg goes numb, what could be causing this?

When I stand, or sometimes when laying for a certain amount of time the outer side if my left upper leg goes numb, what could be causing this?

Lat fem cutaneous: There is an entity called Lateral Femoral Cutaneous nerve entrapment that can cause the upper outer thigh to go numb. It is not as common for the leg to numb lying down. It is common in people that wear a utility belt for work longer term. Some heavier body types are also predisposed to this. ...Read more

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I have been told I have sciatica but its not getting better I have pain in my lower back into my butt into both legs and down to my feet the pain is very sharp and i can not move its mainly in my left leg and thigh and lower back my leg goes numb and ting

I have been told I have sciatica but its not getting better I have pain in my lower back into my butt into both legs and down to my feet the pain is very sharp and i can not move its mainly in my left leg and thigh and lower back my leg goes numb and ting

Given Your Pain: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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There is a numb spot on my right thigh for years and that entire leg has a tendency of falling asleep ("pins and needles"). Is this a pinched nerve?

There is a numb spot on my right thigh for years and that entire leg has a tendency of falling asleep ("pins and needles"). Is this  a pinched nerve?

Meralgia: parasthetica. Pinching of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve may be an issue here. Avoid wearing tight clothing and see if it will help. Check this link. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/meralgia-paresthetica/basics/definition/con-20030852 ...Read more

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I've had lower back pain n numbness in thigh n lower legs feel like they trying fall asleep but not would chiropractor make worse or paralyze me ?

I've had lower back pain n numbness in thigh n lower legs feel like they trying fall asleep but not would chiropractor make worse or paralyze me ?

See a doctor: Chiropractic medicine is very safe but because of the numbness I feel more comfortable if you had the proper diagnostic test before you get to any adjustment see a doctor first ...Read more

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Is it normal to wake up with your arm or leg numb on one side after sleeping on your side?

Is it normal to wake up with your arm or leg numb on one side after sleeping on your side?

Normal: Sleeping on one site for a while can compress temporary a nerve. You should see a doctor if the numbness does not disappear. ...Read more