Posted 6/21/2007 6:38 PM (GMT -6)
I had all that neck surgery and we were talking for a while about necks and backs. I have a lot of numbness and have had numbness in my legs like you describe, especially after sleeping, like your whole leg falls asleep, the scary thing is it doesn't want to wake up for a long time. My doc told me with my arms that it was the nerve root pinching and if I bend my arm a certain way, I can make it go numb. You might want to insist on a myelogram and/or nerve conduction studies. I just live with my problem because I know what it is and the surgery I would have to get next would be really awful and leave me in much more pain and probably only temporarily fix the numbness. I hope your bed is a good one for your back. You might try sleeping with a pillow between your legs if you don't already to see if it makes a difference. Maybe a stint on muscle relaxers or traction might be somethng to ask about. Maybe they can help you out non-surgically this time. I hope you feel better. My son is having the same thing, in both legs, when he misses his epilepsy medicine or is late in taking it and we have to talk to the doc about that. Well (((hugs))) and don't forget to mention to the doc.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
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