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18 Nov 2008

Pregnant with numb spot
have this really weird numb spot on my right leg, just above the knee. Its so difficult to describe because I can feel when there is an itch but when I touch it the entire area has no feeling to it. I fell two weeks ago and had bad back pain so I thought maybe I pinched a nerve? The back pain is mostly gone and I only discovered the numb spot two days ago so I don' t know how long its been there. The colour and everything is okay so the blood supply seems fine, its just its totally numb. Standing, rubbing, massage...nothing seems to relieve it.Its about 20 cm in diameter.

I am 29 weeks pregnant
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ChiroDoc

01 Jan 0001

This is an indication that the nerve was "irritated" - as there is no low back pain at present and as you indicate that you are pregnant (how long?) - it may be advisable to wait until your youngster has arrived, and six weeks after the birth consult a chiropractor for a thorough "check up". Injured nerves often take quite some time to fully recover.
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