A 57-year-old female asked:
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can a problem with l4-l-5 disk cause pain at medial knee? can it cause weakness in thighs? thanks

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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
20 years experience Neurosurgery
Sometimes: L4/5 disc usually affects either the L4 and/or L5 nerves. If the L4 nerve is affected (in the foramen) then the thigh can be mildly weaker. If the L5 is affected, then the foot strength will be affected. Please see a doctor for a full exam.
Answered on Jun 19, 2015
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