Has numbness in the inner, upper part of the thighs
1. Treat Pain
Changing positions or shifting posture may reduce immediate discomfort. For example, laying on the back, with feet on a chair and knees at a 90-degree angle, can be quite comfortable for back problems.
Apply a cold compress several times a day for no more than 20 minutes at a time.
Give nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication (such as Motrin, Aleve, Advil or Naprosyn).
2. Have the Person Rest
Lying flat for a day or two may help, but no longer than that; it is important to become active again sooner than later.
The person should avoid activities such as lifting or pushing.
3. See a Health Care Provider
All slipped disks should be evaluated.
The health care provider may recommend muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory medications, injections of pain reliever, acupuncture, or physical therapy.