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    Old 01-15-2020, 08:33 PM   #1
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    Exclamation Numbness in right leg when laying flat, tingling in right arm

    Hey guys, I've been having this issue for the past few months: when I lay flat on my back in bed my right leg starts to go numb after 10-15 minutes. Now I'm getting occasional tingling feelings in my right arm. My right leg has some pain. I believe the issue started with my mattress which is too firm and I have not yet replaced. However I've added multiple layers of cushioning including a memory foam topper, sleeping pad, down comforter and other layers to make it cushy and the problem still persists.

    My friend recommended I start weight lifting more to add "padding" to help protect the nerves which I think is good advice. Is there anything else you guys can recommend? Thank you for any help.

     
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    Old 01-16-2020, 06:13 AM   #2
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    Re: Numbness in right leg when laying flat, tingling in right arm

    This sounds like a pinched nerve..more than likely in your neck since it only happens when you are laying down.

    Weight lifting will NOT add padding to protect the nerve, in fact it is likely to cause further problems as it will put pressure on the nerve. Before you do this, please visit an orthopedic doctor who can do the proper tests and get you the help you need.

    Sometimes a shot of cortisone will relax the muscle and nerve- reducing the pain; othertimes an ablation of the nerve will be necessary..there are a ton of PT exercises you can do, but you cant do them until you find out which nerve is being affected.

    Please see your doctor and get the correct tests before you decide to "self treat" and possibly make the issue worse.

    I had this exact problem and after PT and shots resorted in an ablation..it was the greatest thing I ever did! No pain!
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