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Thigh numb and for over two months



  • I cannot tell you how much of a relief it is to finally find a group of people who are talking sense to each other!
    I am based in London, and was diagnosed with viral costochondrtis on Sept 1 last year. I have been sent home from my doctors with pain relief ranginf from tremadol to steroids all of which have given me horrendous side effects.
    A mnth ago, I was finally referred to a rhematologist who confirmed that my spine had developed a pretty severe curvature and my skeleton was being pushed out of alignment.
    Just when I thought things couldn't get much worse they did....My left leg is now numb to the touch from my hip to my knee on the outerside of my left leg. The pain is so acute that I wake in the night shouting out with it.
    The NHS has really let me down and I have paid privately for physio and chiro and am booked in for a lower lumber MRi tomorrow am.
    No one seems to know what to do and even though I have finally been due to me pushing snd pushing, been referred to a pain clinic( long waiting list ) I am pretty scared that at 41, I am not going to recover my leg.
    If anyone has any thoughts, please do get in touch. Having been an active career orientated person I am now pretty bed bound and have to fight for every inch through the doctors.
    Kindest regards
  • I am sorry to hear of your problems. You have added on to an older post that was started by another member. You will get more responses if you start your own post.

    This would probably be the appropriate "category" for your question. Maybe just copy it and start a new thread...that way many more people will see it and will hopefully have some ideas for you.

    Again, welcome to the board.

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  • Thanks to those who have provided insight on this condition. I have been 15+ years now with numbness on outer left thigh that sounds very much like this. Probably the result of thousands of repetitions punting a football that has impacted this nerve on my left groin. When I do a lunge stretch for left leg - the sensation is one of severe burning.

    I am seeking medical advice again - as I have history of degenerative disc disease at L4/L5 & S1. 18 month old MRI also shows some foramen stenosis.

    My new concern is for past two years - I get some numbness in balls of both feet that comes and goes that is exacerbated - believe it or not - when I am sleeping. Very strange sensation that has limited my physical exercise regimen and caused weight gain. A viscous cycle!

    My question to doctors will be:

    1. Is the nerve damage permanent
    2. What's could Minimally Invasive Surgery address - if anything?
  • elladeellad Posts: 1
    edited 01/31/2016 - 7:39 PM
    My left has been numb for many years. At the onset of the numbness I passed out and fell to my floor for several hours. When I awakened my left thigh was numb for over a month. The numbness went away. About a year ago the numbness returned and now radiates to my left foot. I have herniated disks that protrude on the right side and severe pain in my lower right back. When I stand for 30 minutes to an hour my thigh becomes numb. The numbness is an off and on sensation. I have no pain with the numbness, only in my lower back. I was going to have spine surgery but the doctor refused to do it because of my weight. Should I seek another doctor?

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  • hi I'm sorry to hear you have had such trouble.

    I recently had a treatment for chronic headaches and neck pain. this treatment just helped my friend with her numb leg that just became that way for no reason, it then became so painfull she couldn't walk. my right arm was numb and in pain. there is a bone at the top of your cervical spine called the C1 atlas. not many docs deal with this or know that it can actually be misaligned, and when misaligned it pushes on the spinal cord, cranial nerves and a lot more causing, neck back head arm leg pan, numbness, shooting pains, FM, sciatica and so much more. it's insane I tell you. I was desperate with my pain as was depressed and ready to quit it all. I found this women who was trained as an atlas profilax specialist. she uses a tool to massage the sub occipital muscles that hold the bone in place, when they relax the bone slides into its natural place. the difference we have had since treatment is amazing. we have our lives back and have sent two more friends this week. one small bone which comes out of alignment in birth mostly or by  an accident like a fall or crash, can cause a lifetime of issues and people have no idea. I am here trying to get the word out as people who have bulging disc can get relief. mine have released and I no longer have tingling or numbness in my arm, I could tell you so much more but don't want to sound like a fruit loop rambling. please do look into this and decide for yourself. for 180 pound I have my life back : )

    all the best
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  • My dr diagnosed me w. this also - has anyone found dissipation over time or treatment that has been effective? He said that if it became really bothersome then we might attempt a procedure that reduced the pressure on the nerves for both legs - thoughts? 

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