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what is leg paralysis

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Difficult question: It is possible to have a lesion (ie. Tumor or stroke) that affects the motor regions in the brain but spares the sensory cortex. Don't forget that the ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Needs evaluation: This could be neurologic or vascular. This can be a serious problem and you need a thorough evaluation
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Nerve injury: The L5 nerve root exits at the l4/5 level and is responsible for raising the foot and big toe. The nerve can be be repaired but the recovery can be mo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See physician soon: There are a number of neurological problems that can complicate HIV infections. You need a prompt and thorough evaluation. You should start with an ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Stroke Syndrome: Depending on whether the symptoms are transient or permanent. If transient can be TIA or complicated migraine. If permanent, then a stroke that was n ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe: Not sure what you mean by sleep paralysis. You can have a numb or tingling extremity if you have decreased blood flow to it. This is why it is called ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Paralysis: Left basal ganglia lesion would cause right sided weakness. Left leg paralysis would be from a right sided lesion in the brain above the brain stem. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Atypical: hemiplefic migraine. See a neurologist, you need imaging
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
20 years experience Neurology
Rarely: Less than 1 percent of patients with whiplash can develop neurologic deficits and that is when there is such severe whiplash that the cervical spine i ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Secord
25 years experience Podiatry
Radiculopathy: You don't mention what surgical procedure you've had previously, but an l4-5 entrapment would effect the lower extremity and not the thigh. That level ... Read More
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