my boyfriend thigh goes numb like 90% of the day time. He works 45 hours a week as a bodyman/car painter. He also has a major lower back pain. Sometimes he can't move his left leg (the one that gets numb) and he kind of draggs it when it happens. He keeps sleeping on the floor what he says makes the pain go away. He doesn't work on the weekends, so he should feel rested (leg or thigh too), but he doesn't and the pain continues even while not working or doing anything that includes manual stuff. Please help, thank you.
Hi zuzana -
It sounds like your bf should be seeing an orthopedic doctor. The doctor can order x-rays to see if something has happened to the discs in his low back. Pinched nerves can cause the symptoms that you are relating. It would however be helpful if your bf described his own symptoms. You said that he drags his leg when that happens and that could be muscle spasms down the leg and also the nerves being compressed to cause the foot to drag or "drop foot" can occur. There is too much to speculate on here but he needs to see a doctor. If he doesn't want to go that route or for insurance reasons... cannot, he can go to a chiropractic and try adjustments to see if that helps give relief. Even physical therapy can help but he should do something before any permanent damage is done. I have had lumbar (low back) surgery and it takes a long time to recover from that... like a year or longer... and I still have drop foot and in both feet.
I hope he does something sooner rather than later.
Hi,i dnt want 2 scare u he should be getting regular check ups thats how my partners bro felt numbness,muscles weak diagnosed with motor neurone he2 wkd with cars,heavy lifting but illness he just passed from few days ago was incurable ,it just come and he too had similar symptoms u described.gdluck x
Hi Zuzana, don't want to scare you, but your BF NEEDS to see a doctor ASAP!! I am not concerned that his life is in danger,but what you are describing is a "pinched nerve", or a herniated disk. This alone is not a problem, yes it causes lower back pain, but the problem is if doesn't do anything about the situation, his leg may end up dragging for the rest of his life!! That is why sooner is so much better than later. I know also that sometimes it is difficult to get men to the doctor, missed work, etc., but this one is EXTREMELY important!!!
Best of luck to you, and I hope that you can convince him to seeing a doctor sooner rather than later!!
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