Re: where is the lesion on your brain that makes your left leg feel numb
Just alittle more info on this, and Jayhawk is absolutely correct- there is almost no way to know for sure...my initial symtom was complete numbnes in my left hand and left fingers..after a week of it not going away, ruling out a pinched nerve and carpal tunnel, eventually an MRI was ordered, showing over 50 lesions.
I went on over the next year to have PT, and accupuncture, looking to fix this incredible numbness- nothing helped, not even remotely. Three EMGs later, testing the nerves in the hand, still showing that the hand is perfectly normal and not damaged in anyway- my MS specialist along with my regular Neuro have decided that "one" of the many lesions in my brain is causing this...and the nerve damage is obviously permanent. Its been this way for three years now.
The only thing they DO know for sure is the brain is a mirror....if the problem is on the right side of your body, the lesion or damage is on the left side of your brain (and vice versa)- because my lesions are so clumped together, its hard to differentiate or even count which one could be causing the problem...at this point, the lesions are turning into holes- which means they are very old.....
Thats scary enough, but wondering for the past year, exactly what you are asking, is kind of a catch 22.....there really isnt an answer- unless you are lucky enough to have ONLY one lesion???
sorry couldnt help more, but wanted to share that with you.
RRMS- dx 05