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Old 03-05-2005, 10:15 AM   #1
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Woke up this morning leg numb

I was wondering if anyone could help me out here? I fell In Nov had a contusin to the spine and narrowing at l-4 and l-5. Well I have been fighting bad back problems ever since. I started going to a chiro a week ago so I am not sure exactly what happened this morning maybe someone can let me know if they have eve experienced this. I woke up this am with lowerback pain and when I stood up I almost fell down my left leg was numb and wouldnt moved. It scared me to death. I finally drug myself to the bathroom. I ended up laying back down and now my leg is ok but I am still having lower back pain......I hope this makes since..........Thnks

 
Old 03-05-2005, 10:28 AM   #2
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Re: Woke up this morning leg numb

Hi there
If your leg was truly numb and you could not use it , then that sounds like it needs to be addressed today. Are you better now?
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Old 03-05-2005, 10:43 AM   #3
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Re: Woke up this morning leg numb

yeah i can now use my leg but I have back pain and sometimes a feelinga of pins and needles in my leg. My leg was numb this morning I did make it to the bathroom. and by th time I stood back up I could walk on it again.......It is really weird. Never happened to me beforeHubby thing it was just asleep.

 
Old 03-05-2005, 12:19 PM   #4
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Have you seen an orthopedic spine specialist? The chiro could hurt you. An internist sent me for tests and then to a neurologist, who sent me to an orthopedic spine specialist.

 
Old 03-05-2005, 01:14 PM   #5
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Re: Woke up this morning leg numb

Sounds very familar, I had the same problems and it ended up with my having damaged the S1 nerve when I fell.
I had to have an EMG to find out.
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Old 03-05-2005, 04:45 PM   #6
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Re: Woke up this morning leg numb

thanks all for your reply.I have just been to me reg doc and the chiro..This evening I took a nap i have had back pain all day and me legs are very shacky this evening. I def and going to call my doc but if it happens again i am going to the er

 
Old 03-07-2005, 11:52 AM   #7
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Re: Woke up this morning leg numb

Have any of u had these sympthoms that just come and go......that could be from lower back or pinched nerve?

 
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Re: Woke up this morning leg numb

The numbness in my legs comes and goes most days depending on how much I'm on them but not always, though because of the damage to the S1 nerve the pain in my legs never goes away, I recently had a SCS implanted for the pain but there isn't anything I can do about the other symptoms such as the numbness, As for me the eamage is permanant, I can only hope it doesn't get worse.
I wish you much luck in getting this resolved.
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Old 03-07-2005, 08:04 PM   #9
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Re: Woke up this morning leg numb

Hi -

Did you have any problems flexing your foot enough to walk? If you had that difficulty, and ended up having to drag your foot, then it may have been foot drop.

Where exactly did you have the problem? Top of foot, outside calf, etc. would help give us an idea if it's radiating down from the L4-5 region vs. something else.

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Old 03-09-2005, 01:57 PM   #10
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Re: Woke up this morning leg numb

sorry took so long to reply been down with the flu.....my pain is always in lower back but sometimes i have numbness in my left leg..and the other morning when i woke i literally could not use my left leg got up almost fell it was just dead i had to drag it..........i have had an mri that showed narrowing at l4 and l5

 
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Old 03-10-2005, 02:46 PM   #12
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agree with quietcook, but i would recommend a neuro first. if you're dragging the foot, then it's probably foot drop. a neuro would conduct a reflex test, as well as an EMG/nerve conductivity test. that's by far your best bet. good luck!
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Old 03-11-2005, 09:46 AM   #13
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Re: Woke up this morning leg numb

Ditto what everyone else has said. When I got to that point my chiro sent me for an MRI & told me up front he couldn't help me any further. Don't wait for it to get worse!!

 
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