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Leg numbness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 29, 2006
  • 01:04 AM

I went drinking last night and got very drunk. Not sure if that has anything to do with this but ALL day i noticed that my upper left leg is really close to being flat out numb. i can feel when i touch my leg but BARELY feel it. It kinda feels like when you have a deep scar from major surgery and your nerves haven't healed all the way so you can feel but not the way you normally would. What does this mean? Will the feeling in my upper leg restore later on or is something happening to me? I didn't do anything to my leg that I know of and the area affected on my leg is from my knee to about 3 inches below my hip.

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  • It sounds as if you might have pinched the sciatic nerve in you lower back. Being intoxicated loosens up your muscles and allows them to move ways that you wouldn't do if you were sober. You could have been "comfortably numb" when you either stepped wrong climbing the stairs or walking down the street. Any number of movements could affect it. If it isn't any better after two or three days and there's no swelling, fever, or rash that accompanies it prior to then, I would sugest you talk with your physician or chiropractor.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 29, 2006
    • 01:13 AM
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  • Sounds like you might have trapped a nerve. But you should get it checked out.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 29, 2006
    • 05:18 PM
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