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I have a constant numbness in my left thigh and when i sleep

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i have a constant numbness in my left thigh and when i sleep on my back the pressure make my thigh even more numb and nerves start firing off in pain waking me up i have to jump out of bed ive had this about 4-6 weeks now hurts really bad pain gets so bad at night i have a constant pain in my thigh now just to touch when i rub it its always got this constant burning sensation it use to onnly happen when slept wrong but now its all the time is this just a pinch nerve or can there me some nerve damage since its constant now and can it b fixed and how
Thank you for your question,
I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
When did you have CT/ MRI scan last?
Which treatment did you get so far?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

no treatment and havent had mri since may... and sorry its right thigh not left but also my left outer hip/thigh has started getting a burning feeling also within past week if i sit a long time it happens also

Thank you for the information,
The symptoms can be due to pinched nerve in the back.
This can change with posture.
The pain can radiate down as you know along with numbness.
I would suggest to get an examination again & have a repeat MRI.
You can take some measures to alleviate the pain.
Place at least one pillow under your knees when you lie down.
This helps relieve pressure that the disk is putting on nerve.
Rest on a firm mattress as the pain is severe.
Local or epidural steroid injection often helps to reduce the pain.
Physiotherapy can also be helpful.
I hope this information helps.
I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.
Please feel free for any follow up query.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

dr wants to giv spinal fusion to fix disc but not keen on having screws in back so i was wandering is there a surgery to unpinch nerve without getting back surgery on disc or does back have to be fixed to stop pinch nerve also by firm mattress meaning thick stiff got one but the pressure from that not giving way and being firm is what causes the numbness and back pain which generates pain in nerves actually my softer couch works with relieving the pressure and back pain

Surgical treatment varies widely depending on the condition.
Percutaneous or minimal endoscopic techniques, fixation etc. need to be discussed with doctor individually.
If the relatively softer bed helps you that is ok.
The idea is to prevent bending of the spine or curvature to prevent pressure on nerve.
Dr. Saha and 2 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Had nerve blocker week ago thigh still going numb and now foot feels like it is also the sharp pain from nerves however stop
Thank you for the follow up.
The symptoms usually get better in a week after injection.
Usually pain is relieved first.
You can discuss with doctor regarding physiotherapy.