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Is it normal to have numbness and leg tremors due to spinal surgery?

Is it normal to have numbness and leg tremors due to spinal surgery?

No: It is not normal after the recovery phase. Numbness suggests persistent nerve compression. I would follow up with surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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With spinal stenosis -- are leg weakness and leg tremors more common when it is cold?

With spinal stenosis -- are leg weakness and leg tremors more common when it is cold?

Yes: Leg weakness & tremors are frequent symptoms of spinal stenosis. Cold also reduces strength of muscle contraction and also induces tremors. The combination of the two situations augment the responses. ...Read more

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How long does the numbness and pain in left leg last after lower spinal surgery?

How long does the numbness and pain in left leg last after lower spinal surgery?

That can vary as to: The original diagnosis & whether it was present preop & for how long as well as if there are other underlying medical issues like diabetes, neuropathy, thyroid disease etc. -sometimes nerve tissue does not fully recover even with correct surgery & then there are less successful outcomes due to complications or to less than optimal surgical technique and procedure. So, the answer is very variable. ...Read more

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Leg tremors when I raise my heel while sitting. Some people are saying it is normal. Is it?

Leg tremors when I raise my heel while sitting. Some people are saying it is normal. Is it?

Muscle twitches: If you have not stretched in a while pulling a muscle tight by stretching can cause the muscle to twitch and oppose the stretch.
If this condition continues and become painful have your legs checked by a physician as there are many other causes of leg tremors. ...Read more

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Leg tremors or convulsions while sleeping what could be causing this?

Leg tremors or convulsions while sleeping what could be causing this?

Movement disorder: Most likely Restless Leg Syndrome or nocturnal myoclonus, but nocturnal seizure activity could be an issue. Recommend you clarify via overnight sleep study. ...Read more

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I have chiari and Sjögren's. What can cause leg tremors when waking up? Very fast vibrations in legs and it's visible. Very scary. Sorry for many q

I have chiari and Sjögren's. What can cause leg tremors when waking up? Very fast vibrations in legs and it's visible. Very scary. Sorry for many q

Depends on involveme: This depends on your involvement of each of these diagnoses. These two diagnoses may not have anything to do with your symptoms. You need to discuss this with your physicians. The leg tremors may be benign fasiculations of the muscles. You will need to know if there is any neurologic involvement, any medical involvement. Your rheumatologist can also clarify this related to the Sjogren' ...Read more

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My newborn has leg tremors?

My newborn has leg tremors?

Other causes: Some newborns may have changes in their metabolism eg glucose level which may contribute or cause this symptom. I would recommend having this evaluated as soon as possible. It may be normal, but the seizures in newborn infants may present very subtly. ...Read more

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My 4 month old boy has leg tremors every once in a while. Is it something that is common or is it worth worrying about?

My 4 month old boy has leg tremors every once in a while. Is it something that is common or is it worth worrying about?

Tremors: Infants typically are jittery when they feel insecure, so I suspect that is what you are seeing. So the next time your son has a "tremor" grab the leg and if that stops the motion you are dealing with jitteriness, a normal finding. On the other had if grabbing the leg does not stop the "tremor", see your doctor and look into I ...Read more

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Idiopathic full body spasms 4wks ago. ER visit, cause unclear. No followup req'd, but small hand/leg tremors ever since. Should I go back?

Idiopathic full body spasms 4wks ago. ER visit, cause unclear. No followup req'd, but small hand/leg tremors ever since. Should I go back?

Anxiety and Stress: Based on the information provided, I would suspect anxiety. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can provide you with treatment options or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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44 y/o female, leg tremors upon standing/walking down stairs, marked decrease in strength of arms and legs from a squatting position. Thoughts?

44 y/o female, leg tremors upon standing/walking down stairs, marked decrease in strength of arms and legs from a squatting position. Thoughts?

Need exam: You need a physical exam and further evaluation to investigate these issues. It is impossible to give you an opinion on possible factors or causes in this format. ...Read more

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20 yr old F Had arm and leg tremors lasting 15mins. Felt weak and spaced out. Tired, worn out for the rest of the day. Have persistent headaches 1yr

20 yr old F Had arm and leg tremors lasting 15mins. Felt weak and spaced out. Tired, worn out for the rest of the day. Have persistent headaches 1yr

See your doctor: You have many symptoms that are very vague. It would be best to see your doctor for evaluation and needed diagnostic testing lab work. Then you will have a diagnosis and treatment plan ...Read more

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As a doctor wut would u prescribe ur patient with hand, teeth, & leg tremors that has the least amound of possible side effects?

As a doctor wut would u prescribe ur patient with hand, teeth, & leg tremors that has the least amound of possible side effects?

Need Answers, you: ...Need doctor. Tremor is not a disease but a symptom. You need to be evaluated to find out why you have them and then the proper treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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My left leg tremors when heel is raised and in the same leg my Achilles pain while running on treadmill. What shud I do? Can't visit a doctor.

My left leg tremors when heel is raised and in the same leg my Achilles pain while running on treadmill. What shud I do? Can't visit a doctor.

Don't run on tread: Switch to low impact exercises, wear a soft ankle brace, perform eccentric exercises for the avhilles ...Read more

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Can hand, teeth, leg tremors be from poor blood circulation? Also I know celexa (citalopram) is used for anxiety but can it help tremors and or circulation?

Can hand, teeth, leg tremors be from poor blood circulation? Also I know celexa (citalopram) is used for anxiety but can it help tremors and or circulation?

Don't think so.: Celexa (citalopram) doesn't help circulation. It may reduce your anxiety. If you don't have any other symptoms, your condition is more neurological or psychiatric. Best to see your doctor to guide you and refer you to the right specialist ...Read more

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Loss of lordosis in neck; causing tremors, pain and numbness, shaky weak legs, movement of neck causes uncomfortable sensation in body, is this normal?

Loss of lordosis in neck; causing tremors, pain and numbness, shaky weak legs, movement of neck causes uncomfortable sensation in body, is this normal?

Not normal: The combination of symptoms you are experiencing are quite concerning. I suggest that you see your gp right away. If not available, this could be handled by your local walk-in clinic or a;e. Good luck. ...Read more

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