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leg weakness in the elderly

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Many causes: Parasaggital brain lesion, compression of spinal cord at the neck or mid back, lumbar stenosis, peripheral neuropathy, muscle disease, myasthenia grav ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Many reasons: It may be related to a peripheral neuropathy or a pinched nerve in the lower back/sciatica.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: See your md.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Soren Singel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Corticoid axis disturbance can cause these.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: You need to ask your surgeon not a doctor who cannot examine you or see your MRI. Figue 6-12 months to a complete recovery.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
Get evaluated.: Please see your doctor about this. Unless you are having other symptoms you haven't mentioned, i wonder if you are having a nerve impingement in your ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: Motor strength is usually graded from one to five with five being normal. Any motor grade of the lower extremity that is less than five would be clas ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Diabetes for one: No specific condition is responsible for this combination, if indeed they are related. But statistically in the us diabetes is probably the most commo ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Various causes: This could be vascular or neurological in origin. You really need to see your doctor. If you're having unsteadiness in the way you walk or weakness in ... Read More
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