I have been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. how come my left leg stays numb all the time?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    As the other poster have said, you have a pinched nerve. Your condition is serious. If left untreated you will lose strength and control in the affected leg. You need surgery to relieve the pressure on the leg nerve. .

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Like the first response says, you have a nerve that is pinched. You need to see a neurosurgeon if you have this constant numbness in your leg. Good luck and take care.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I am assuming you have back pain too? Your nerves run through your back and with disc disease sometimes those nerves get pressed causing numbness on one or both sides.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The nerve that runs from the spine to the leg is pinched between the vertebrae/disks that are pressed together.

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  • REALLY
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    pressure on a nerve. you need to consider surgery to remove the disc.

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