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weak and numb thighs

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  • Posted By: josa1121
  • March 17, 2007
  • 03:39 AM

hi im 21 years old im epxeriencing weakness and numbness in my thighs. I can't sit up from a chair without the support of my upper body...same with going up the stairs. I can no longer walk normally because if I slightly bend my knees, it feels like my knees are going to give up on me since my thighs are so weak. This has been going on for 3 weeks.

I went snowboarding twice in January and was extrememly sore. I also consistently went to dance practices not giving my sore legs a rest. I went to the doctors and said to rest for 2 weeks, so I did and now the soreness is gone however my thighs are extremely weak and it is also numb. I hope I didnt do any permanent damage. I want my normal life back...Im home all the time since I have difficulty walking =(

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  • hi im 21 years old im epxeriencing weakness and numbness in my thighs. I can't sit up from a chair without the support of my upper body...same with going up the stairs. I can no longer walk normally because if I slightly bend my knees, it feels like my knees are going to give up on me since my thighs are so weak. This has been going on for 3 weeks.I went snowboarding twice in January and was extrememly sore. I also consistently went to dance practices not giving my sore legs a rest. I went to the doctors and said to rest for 2 weeks, so I did and now the soreness is gone however my thighs are extremely weak and it is also numb. I hope I didnt do any permanent damage. I want my normal life back...Im home all the time since I have difficulty walking =(Hello. I am a Physical Therapist so please listen to my advice.The numbness combined with weakness in your thighs is likely due to a L3-L4 disc herniation. Perhaps you injured yourself while snowboarding. In any event, I suggest you see a Spine Specialist, as it is typically not a good thing when you have BOTH weakness and numbness. It also sounds like your function is on the decline, which is a sign of worsening. Please seek the care of a licensed Spine Specialist. Not a Chiropractor. They will try to adjust your spine and possibly make it worse. You should see a Spine Specialist/Surgeon who will thoroughly examine you and order the proper MRIs and x-rays. ~Chris
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