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Doctor insights on: Intermittent Leg Weakness

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I want to know what causes leg weakness?

I want to know what causes leg weakness?

Many causes: Parasaggital brain lesion, compression of spinal cord at the neck or mid back, lumbar stenosis, peripheral neuropathy, muscle disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, endocrine disorders, vitamin deficiencies, etc. These are examples, and if you wish more information go to www. Aan. Com.

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Leg Weakness (Definition)

Motor strength is usually graded from one to five with five being normal. Any motor grade of the lower extremity that is less than five would be classified ...Read more


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Having L5S1hemilaminectomy &disectomy. What can I expect for recovery and results? I do have leg weakness

Having L5S1hemilaminectomy &disectomy. What can I expect for recovery and results? I do have leg weakness

See details: You need to ask your surgeon not a doctor who cannot examine you or see your MRI. Figue 6-12 months to a complete recovery.

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What is the definition or description of: Leg weakness?

What is the definition or description of: Leg weakness?

See below: Motor strength is usually graded from one to five with five being normal. Any motor grade of the lower extremity that is less than five would be classified as lower extremity weakness.

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What can cause leg weakness and random sharp body pains?

Diabetes for one: No specific condition is responsible for this combination, if indeed they are related. But statistically in the us diabetes is probably the most common disorder capable of causing both complaints. Other possibilities are numerous including b vitamin deficiency, aids, guillain-barre, syphilis, etc. See your doctor.

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What could be causing my strange feelings of leg weakness?

What could be causing my strange feelings of leg weakness?

Various causes: This could be vascular or neurological in origin. You really need to see your doctor. If you're having unsteadiness in the way you walk or weakness in your legs, it will require a formal medical workup. I would recommend you see a neurologist or an orthopedic spinal specialist. Pryor will require mris of your cervical thoracic and lumbar spine.

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I still have some numbness and leg weakness two months post back fusion. Is it permanent?

I still have some numbness and leg weakness two months post back fusion. Is it permanent?

Back surgery: It may take several months to fully heal post spinal fusion if there was nerve impingement it may take longer to resolve or there may be some permanent damage depending on the severity of the impingement

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I'm 22weeka pragnet I have a pain in my back I'm feeling shoulder and leg weakness sometimes I feel cold and have a headaches what I di?

I'm 22weeka pragnet I have a pain in my back I'm feeling shoulder and leg weakness sometimes I feel cold and have a headaches what I di?

22 wks pregnant: Call your doctor or seek medical attention today have your blood pressure checked and also check your urine for sugar and for a urinary tract infection/ vaginitis.or possibile reflux, h pylori or gallbladder. Please see a doctor today

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What can cause me to have sudden leg weakness at martial arts class?

What can cause me to have sudden leg weakness at martial arts class?

See your Doctor: There can be a variety of causes, but what first comes to mind is a low back condition which can often be aggravated with high floors, high kicking, etc. See your chiropractor to evaluate for neurological deficits due to disc bulge or herniation, as well as ruling out anything in the abdomen/pelvis.

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What can cause bi lateral generalised leg weakness with difficulty to step up without grabbing pain in top of leg. R worse and calf mus hurts?

Get evaluated.: Please see your doctor about this. Unless you are having other symptoms you haven't mentioned, I wonder if you are having a nerve impingement in your lower spine area. Your doctor will likely perform a neurologic screening exam, and possibly recommend a ct or MRI to rule out spinal stenosis or other nerve impingement problems. You need to be seen about this. Good luck. Lgromkomd.

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I get leg weakness and back pain with prolonged standing. Any options?

I get leg weakness and back pain with prolonged standing. Any options?

Chiropractr, lose wt?: Sounds like an anatomical issue-pinched nerves. I recommend seeing a chiropractor or orthopedic doctor. If overweight, losing weight may help.

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I have leg weakness/pain and a little back pain with prolonged standing. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms?

I have leg weakness/pain and a little back pain with prolonged standing. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms?

Find the reason: You have to find the reason for it before anybody could suggest treatment for you, check it out.

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Had cold for over week, past couple of days I've develop chest pain, headaches and progressive leg weakness. Is it time 2 see dr. Or let it pass?

Had cold for over week, past couple of days I've develop chest pain, headaches and progressive leg weakness. Is it time 2 see dr. Or let it pass?

See Doctor: Both chest pain and progressive leg weakness can be serious complications after a vital illness. Would get checked out right away to figure out if anything serious is going on.

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What can cause leg weakness/tiredness?

What can cause leg weakness/tiredness?

Many causes: In your age group, may consider spinal stenosis, poor blood flow to legs, such as intermittent claudication, myasthenia gravis or muscle disease, peripheral nerve issues, spinal cord compression caused by neck degeneration. But could well be a benign problem, such as deconditioning, gaining weight, having thyroid issues, even depression your doctor can sort all of this out.

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Could spinal/back problems cause leg weakness?

Could spinal/back problems cause leg weakness?

Yes,: If a ruptured disc compressing a spinal nerve going to the leg, weakness affecting those muscles could be acquired. Spinal stenosis, which is widespread might cause weakness in both legs.

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What is the definition or description of: Lower leg weakness?

What is the definition or description of: Lower leg weakness?

Foot to leg.: Described as a weakness in the muscle strength of the muscles located in the leg area, between the knee and the foot. These muscles have a primary purpose of influencing the foot's movement in relation to the leg.

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(+) endometriosis, having a bad flare which includes leg pain (typical); however, recently developing leg weakness, could this be related?

(+) endometriosis, having a bad flare which includes leg pain (typical); however, recently developing leg weakness, could this be related?

Endometriosis sites: If the Endometriosis implants are located in the pelvic cavity above a nerve that goes to your legs, then yes, it can be related. Medical or surgical options should be discussed with your GYN MD to see if the symptoms can be alleviated.