A 37-year-old female asked:
Unable to abduct upper left leg due to worsening muscle weakness. lower back pain x6 yrs. mri spine "not bad" mild disc herniation l4/l5/s1. now what?
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Deconditioning: Is likey the issue. Pain can act as a hindrance to activity and once pain subsides the inactivity can cause disuse weakness. Work with a physical therapist to activate and strengthen those muscles. See your physician for an evaluation. To evaluate for muscle atrophy , reflexes to see if there are any neurological issues to be concerned about.
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Pain Management 29 years experience
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Last updated Mar 1, 2021
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