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Other than surgery what else an I do for my muscle atrophy of my left leg. Ii have nerve damage due to a back injury?

Other than  surgery what else  an I do for my muscle atrophy of my left leg. Ii have nerve damage due to a back injury?

Therapy: The best non-surgical option is therapy to work on muscle stengthening. You may want to be seen by a physiatrist (rahabilatation doctor) to determine any special modalities and/or medications that may be beneficial in recovery of the muscle atrophy. ...Read more

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Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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My daughter 4 yrs old still had muscle weakness, atrophy, hyperreflex, positive babinski reflex affected only left leg..?

Neurologist: Not sure what workup has been done, and what diagnoses have been made, but i would highly suggest getting a neurologist involved to investigate. This constellation of symptoms suggests an issue at the spinal cord level, or a nerve degeneration issue, and requires immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Ct aftr 18 mnths of tb meningitis shw diffuse atrophic changes in bilateral hemisphere wid large hypodensity in left internal capsule thn why she's facing spasm in her left leg if left brain effected?

Ct aftr 18 mnths of tb meningitis shw diffuse atrophic changes in bilateral hemisphere wid large hypodensity in left internal capsule thn why she's facing spasm in her left leg if left brain effected?

Brain Changes: you said there are changes in both sides of the brain. Also not knowing the extent of the damage and if there is damage to the motor cortex or in the spinal cord it is impossible to answer your question completely. You need to seek answers from your neurologist and a neuro radiologist who may be able to see more subtleties on an MRI of the brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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Left leg always seems cold?

Left leg always seems cold?

Interesting: Trauma to a joint can make the whole leg cold. You are a bit young to have a circulation problem. If you have had trauma, or if the skin or nails change color, seek help and examination. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain in my left leg only?

What could be the cause of pain in my left leg only?

More info needed: So many things can cause leg pain that more information is really needed to give you a good answer. Any redness-maybe infection; swelling-maybe bloodclot, or varicose veins; injury/trauma-maybe muscle or bone problem;warmth-maybe gout or other kind of arthritis. And i really haven't begun to list everything. So, if the pain is bad or limiting your function, be seen to get a better answer.Good luck. ...Read more

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Im having pain in my left leg like a pulling pain what could it be?

Im having pain in my left leg like a pulling pain what could it be?

Muscle cramp/strain : Your calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) can become strained or partially torn from a single significant force/injury or from a cumulative effect from overuse. The muscles can cramp (contract), and feel tight. This would cause pain in the thicker area along the back of your leg. Rest, ice, ace wrap and decreased use should allow the tightness to subside. Stay hydrated to help prevent cramps. ...Read more

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I have pains from my waist throughtout my left leg?

I have pains from my waist throughtout my left leg?

Possible sciatica: Check with your doctor. He may want to order an MRI to see if you have a bulging disk that is impinging on your nerve. ...Read more

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Left leg feels numb?

Left leg feels numb?

Lots of causes: Leg numbness is a non-specific symptom with many causes. A good history and exam, and sometimes full workup including imaging, and nerve studies are needed. The numbness could be due to impingement of a nerve in your back, buttock , leg, or foot, could be due to a metabolic disorder, or even a problem in the brain or spinal cord. Please see your doctor for a full work up! good luck! ...Read more

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Left leg knee area pain?

Left leg knee area pain?

Alittlepatella alta: Any more details injury patella alta your patella is a little high and knee hyperextended loose logenta high patella usually get you subluxation patella. ...Read more