Posted by: Leonie | 2011/08/22

Numb thigh

Hi Cyberdoc

I do have a slipped disk in my back (L1/S1) Grade 1 and am under the care of a neurosurgeon. Within the last 3 weeks whilst I am standing (busy) my left thigh suddenly goes numb - infront and across to the left side. No pain anywhere. Then it goes away. I phoned the neurosurgeon who was not concered and said I must see a physio. Thing is that I was on Cepodom antibiotics for bronchitis and finished them a week ago. I have had reactions to antibiotics before so am wondering if this could be the cause? It is intermittent. I do have pain in my S joints quite often and on the left side. Could this be it?

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Your symptoms can be due to muscle spasm in the lower back and not due to the use of antibiotics. A visit to a physiotherapist is therefore, a good idea.


Dr Anrich

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