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Atrophy In Left Leg
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?
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
I have never been able to get a diagnosis in the last 35 yrs. as to why my left leg has atrophied and weakened and now seems to have spread upward to ?
Hi! I assume you: are interested in a second opinion of sorts. Because we would need much more information than you are able to provide in 400 characters or less, you would need to set up a virtual consult with one of our physicians. I wonder if polio was considered. Dr. Anne ...Read more
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
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
18 mnth after tb meningitis her ct scan says Diffuse atrophic changes in d bilateral cerebral hemisphere with large hypodensity in left internal capsul? She's 23, why she's facing spasm in left leg???
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
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
Sevderal things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's your question: We need more info regarding your post. Low back pain from high velocity or energy injury & trauma is more worrisome. Numbness, tingling & weakness of a leg is worrisome. So is incontinence & inability to walk normally. Most low back pain from low energy injury will resolve in 6wks. Check out http://www.Choosingwisely.Org/doctor-patient-lists/american-academy-of-family-physicians/ re xrays/imaging. ...Read more
Disconcerting: This is not to be taken lightly, and needs to be evaluated asap. You are describing a sign of spinal cord dysfnctn, which could be due to a host of disorders. Consider, a possible spinal cord avm, a tumor, multiple sclerosis, vasculitiis, even vitamin overdose toxicity (b-6). Get MRI images of thoracic spinal cord, see a neurologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more