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Ballerina
04-11-2007, 09:26 PM
Tonight, I have been laying down, sitting down and standing, went for a nice 30 minute walk, and my legs feel really weird.

Either my thighs are numb, where I slap them and it does not hurt, or my calves feel that way.

It's not pins and needles numb it's like no feeling.

What do I do?

Justine

geo
04-13-2007, 06:59 PM
Hi Justine,

What a scary feeling! I hope you have since let your parent(s) know about this....?

cherylplinder
04-14-2007, 01:19 PM
Where are you being treated?

Thirteen degrees is not a very large curve, and you may be near skeletal maturity, but with the symptoms you describe and a left thoracic curve, an MRI to rule out any underlying conditions would be prudent.


If finances are a problem, Shriners hospital offers free medical care to all pediatric orthopedic patients. They are some of the best in the country.

Hugs to you! This is all overwhelming and stressful, isn't it?

Sheena729
04-17-2007, 09:48 AM
i have the same problem, and i got told that it was because my hip allignment moved therefore moving the nerves in my legs...not sure it that helps?

Sheena xxx

Taylurr__
05-13-2007, 01:36 PM
My legs get like that, too sometimes.
Actually, not numb per se, but they (my thighs) feel like they're tightening.

Quick questions:
Do your feet fall asleep easily/often?

Ballerina
05-14-2007, 10:22 AM
^They do sometimes, but not always.

Allegra
05-29-2007, 01:33 AM
I'm assuming you are a ballerina because of your name. Is it posible that you are stretching or holding the splits too long? If i hold my splits while stretching for over a minute and a half they start to feel pretty weird..idk i have scoliosis, too. so maybe its the stretching?

~ScoliosisGirl~
06-01-2007, 11:33 PM
Tonight, I have been laying down, sitting down and standing, went for a nice 30 minute walk, and my legs feel really weird.

Either my thighs are numb, where I slap them and it does not hurt, or my calves feel that way.

It's not pins and needles numb it's like no feeling.

What do I do?

Justine

I know exactly what you mean, it happens to me sometimes too.. try picking your brace a little up.. It all depends on what brace you have :rolleyes: .. It atleast works for me.. :)

Ballerina
06-08-2007, 12:32 PM
^^No, it does not happen from stretching. It just happens whenever which is very odd. Also, for the above poster, I do not wear a brace, so unfortunately, it's not that easy :(

~ScoliosisGirl~
06-08-2007, 02:49 PM
^^No, it does not happen from stretching. It just happens whenever which is very odd. Also, for the above poster, I do not wear a brace, so unfortunately, it's not that easy :(
ohh.. so in that case i can't help.. Sorry = [

Jen-jen
06-23-2007, 01:42 PM
Hiya, I get that too. Do you get it in both legs or only in the leg that your spine curves towards? Cos i get it in both for some reason even though i only have a right thoracic/lumber. Can you do anythin to bring back the feeling?? x x

Ballerina
06-23-2007, 06:23 PM
Hiya, I get that too. Do you get it in both legs or only in the leg that your spine curves towards? Cos i get it in both for some reason even though i only have a right thoracic/lumber. Can you do anythin to bring back the feeling?? x x

For me, it happens in both of my legs. Nothing seems to trigger it, and nothing seems to make the feeling come back. It just comes and goes at different times throughout the day. I talked to my doctor about it, and I was sent for tests so I am awaiting those results.

Jen-jen
06-25-2007, 02:09 PM
Yeah, same here: numbness in both and totally random times! Well, I hope your tests come back fine - my surgery's on 23rd July so I don't see the point of tests. Eek. lol. x x

Ballerina
06-25-2007, 07:57 PM
Yeah, same here: numbness in both and totally random times! Well, I hope your tests come back fine - my surgery's on 23rd July so I don't see the point of tests. Eek. lol. x x

Good luck on your surgery! I hope everything goes well.

Jen-jen
06-26-2007, 06:44 AM
Thanks! I've waited years for this and I've gotta say I'm a bit nervous. I'm going on a 4 day hike for my Duke of Edinburgh award tomorrow and I'm absolutely terrified that I'll come back with a cold or something that could jeopardise it! lol. Anyway, back to the point. lol. I hope the tests help you find out if there is anything you can do about the numbness.

Jen x x

Balletgirl77
07-13-2007, 10:59 AM
I had this exact problem...do you wear a brace? if not I'm not sure how to help you but if you do heres what I did: I found numbness in my legs while sitting down so I went back to the place wear they made my brace and they told me that part of the brace was pushing directly on a nerve, so they cut tat part off and voila the problem was solved!!!

If you don't have a brace ignore this.

Jen-jen
07-14-2007, 07:29 AM
hmmmm your post has got me thinking. I myself don't wear a brace but could it be that the way your spine curves might be pushing on a nerve too? PS i love to dance too - I had to give it up though because my back limits my movement. x x

gasweetpea93
08-24-2007, 08:32 PM
Hi,
This happens to me, too. It happens in my right leg and my right arm as well. I just got a brace but it happened long before the brace. My right hip is higher than the left so I don't know if that has anything to do with my leg numbness. It will tingle and feel like it is going to sleep, but then it just goes numb. Is that what happens to you??

jen-jen, what degrees are your curves? Just wondering because your experience sounds really similar to mine.

-Allie

~ScoliosisGirl~
08-25-2007, 12:18 PM
oohhh congrats! what kind of brace did u get?

gasweetpea93
08-25-2007, 05:29 PM
Boston I think. Woohoo...lol. I am going back to the doctor on Monday to do X-rays so we can find out whether or not it's working. I'm a little nervous because I don't feel any difference when I run my fingers down my spine, but I guess we'll see.

-Allie

Jen-jen
08-26-2007, 09:05 AM
My curves not very big at all - roundabout the 30-40 mark i do believe (ps my doctor has never actually told me but thats what a nurse of mine said). I go in for the surgery tomorrow now (it was the 23rd July but they just kept cancelling it and cancelling it, you know the NHS - never enough beds or never enough anaesthetists or they all decide to go on holiday lol). x x

gasweetpea93
08-26-2007, 02:34 PM
My curves are 44 and 40, so I don't know what's going to happen to me!! LOL!! I'm going to the doctor tomorrow. Good luck with your surgery!!

-Allie

Jen-jen
08-27-2007, 09:39 AM
I hope everything goes well at the doctors Allie. I myself am rather angry because my hospital rang up this morning at 11.30am and said that because it is a bank holiday, they aren't going to operate. I'm so disappointed - this is the 4th time I've been cancelled. I'm starting to wonder if it will ever happen.....

x x

cherryCowgurl13
08-27-2007, 08:17 PM
Hi my name is Spencer. I'm 13 and in the 8th grade. I have one large 40 degree curve. And I have numbness in my right arm and sometimes it gets so bad to wear in have to take my brace off and wait 20 or 30 minutes until i get feeling in it then i have to put my brace back on! Why is it in my arm??? Is there anything else I can do besides keep taking my brace off???!! Help Pleaz!! :)

gasweetpea93
09-04-2007, 09:31 PM
Jen-jen, I'm sorry everything didnt work out!! What a bummer!! I would be pretty angry, too if that happened to me. Hopefully your surgery will happen soon so you can get it over with.
When I went to the doctor, the x-ray showed that the brace is working pretty well, so I'm grateful for that. Although, I do have to get a new brace as the one I have right now is not doing anything for my top curve. I'm beginning to dislike my brace a lot and my mom gets mad at me for not wearing it as much as I should. Does that happen to anybody else??? :(
Spencer, even though I havent had my brace for very long, that happens to me sometimes, too. I dont have to take my brace off, though; I can usually just wait it out and the feeling returns in my arm within 10-15 minutes. Hope it's a comfort to know that you're not the only one!!

-Allie

Jen-jen
09-05-2007, 04:40 AM
Thanks Allie, if I thought that was bad, my hospital just had to top it off by cancelling me the NEXT DAY AGAIN. Now, I've been totally re-scheduled for Mid October so I'm gonna miss a hell of a chunk off college. lovely!! lol.
As for you're mom telling you to wear it more, I guess she's just trying to help cos she knows it will help you. True, they can do it at times just to be annoying (lol my mum would kill me if she heard this) but it's only because she cares.

x x

Ballerina
09-06-2007, 03:23 PM
Just a small update, I was told that I now have a 28.5 degree curve, so from 13 to 28.5, and my appointment with Dr. John Hommes is the 14th of September. I am very nervious. I guess I will see what's going on.

~ScoliosisGirl~
09-07-2007, 04:39 PM
Allie,
im with you.!! im also starting to "dislike (im using it cuz its a softer word- lol)" my brace!! and hey! i think im wearing it even longer than u are! lol :p


Jen-jen, I'm sorry everything didnt work out!! What a bummer!! I would be pretty angry, too if that happened to me. Hopefully your surgery will happen soon so you can get it over with.
When I went to the doctor, the x-ray showed that the brace is working pretty well, so I'm grateful for that. Although, I do have to get a new brace as the one I have right now is not doing anything for my top curve. I'm beginning to dislike my brace a lot and my mom gets mad at me for not wearing it as much as I should. Does that happen to anybody else??? :(
Spencer, even though I havent had my brace for very long, that happens to me sometimes, too. I dont have to take my brace off, though; I can usually just wait it out and the feeling returns in my arm within 10-15 minutes. Hope it's a comfort to know that you're not the only one!!

-Allie

~ScoliosisGirl~
09-07-2007, 04:44 PM
ohhh allie,
and i just want to tell u,think of it this way.. ur lucky enought to have a brace and be able to treat ur scoliosis! u should be wearing ur brace as much as u could and not wait for ur mom to be mad at u and tell u to put it on cuz its only doing bad to yourself! u see, other people tried and it didnt work for them , like jen jen and hopefully it will work for us if we try! at least jen jen tried! thats the most important thing!! but no one gaurentees us that we wont need to have surgery, but we hope we wouldnt!.. do u get wat i mean???!?!? :confused: :rolleyes:

gasweetpea93
09-08-2007, 05:29 PM
ohhh allie,
and i just want to tell u,think of it this way.. ur lucky enought to have a brace and be able to treat ur scoliosis! u should be wearing ur brace as much as u could and not wait for ur mom to be mad at u and tell u to put it on cuz its only doing bad to yourself! u see, other people tried and it didnt work for them , like jen jen and hopefully it will work for us if we try! at least jen jen tried! thats the most important thing!! but no one gaurentees us that we wont need to have surgery, but we hope we wouldnt!.. do u get wat i mean???!?!? :confused: :rolleyes:

Yeah. Totally true. When I went back to the doctor, he told me he wants me to work up to 23 hours a day and I was sitting there thinking AAAAAAAAA!!!!! LOL! I'm getting better with it though. I'm trying to be self-disciplined so my mom doesnt have to keep reminding me that my "out of brace time" is up and I need to put it back on. Oh and by the way, you asked me a while back what kind of brace I had, and I told you I thought it was Boston, but I was wrong. It's a TLSO. I have no idea what the difference is anyway... :) Thanks for the reality check...I'm still hanging in there...

-Allie