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What exactly can cause lower paralysis?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Lower extremity: I believe that you are referring to lower extremity paralysis? This may occur from a compressive lesion (tumor, bone fragments from trauma) that affects the spinal cord. If the arms are ok, this would be in the thoracic or lumbar spine. There may also be infiltrative lesions(tumors) or demyelination (multiple schlerosis) or vascualar lestions (strokes) that can cause these problems.

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A 52-year-old member asked:

What can cause lower paralysis?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Do you mean: ?leg paralysis. We would need more information to be specific, but usual cause might be disorder of spinal cord, although some brain lesions can do so also. If you or someone you know, has leg weakness, this needs to be evaluated rapidly to prevent further damage.

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