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What Could Cause Numbness In The Left Leg Of A 67-year-old?

I am a male, 67 years old. On my left side leg i have a feeling like numbness ,at the beginning it starts with my fingers and now it has developed op to leg muscle. (below the knee) (About one year back i was suffering from sciatica on the same leg and now its ok after the treatments.) Help me..
Tue, 5 Nov 2019
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Hello,

It may be due to nerve compression at lumbar spine level.

For further assessment you may require MRI back and nerve conduction studies after spine surgeon consultation.

For pain you can take tablet acetaminophen.

You may require Pregabalin and multivitamin after consultation.

Do regular physical therapy.

Avoid forward bending and squatting position.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr Shyam Kale, Family and general physician
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What Could Cause Numbness In The Left Leg Of A 67-year-old?

Hello, It may be due to nerve compression at lumbar spine level. For further assessment you may require MRI back and nerve conduction studies after spine surgeon consultation. For pain you can take tablet acetaminophen. You may require Pregabalin and multivitamin after consultation. Do regular physical therapy. Avoid forward bending and squatting position. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr Shyam Kale, Family and general physician