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Doctor insights on: Left Leg Weakness And Numbness

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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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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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10 months left side arm leg weakness, numb, hard to walk, now it is getting better, numbness almost gone, no dr has answer to why it happen?

10 months left side arm leg weakness, numb, hard to walk,  now  it is getting better, numbness almost gone, no dr has answer to why it happen?

See neurologist!: You do not say what kind of docs you have seen and what sort of work-up you have had. Have you had a MRI of your brain? Have you seen a neurologist? Please do both, if either have not been done. If you have see a neurologist, and not gotten an answer that is clear to you, please get a second or even a third opinion. Glad this appears to be getting better. Good luck! ...Read more

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MRIreadsC3-4 disc herniation stenosis with ap of 0.7cm? indention on spinal cord. Could this cause left leg weakness from the hips down

MRIreadsC3-4 disc herniation stenosis with ap of 0.7cm? indention on spinal cord.  Could this cause left leg weakness from the hips down

Potentially: If spinal cord becomes severe enough, it can start to affect the legs, although there are other potential causes. Either way, I would be seen in follow up immediately. ...Read more

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I have severe muscle spasms in my left leg. Weakness in both legs. Both hands fall asleep and I have a loss of sensitivity in my fingers?

I have severe muscle spasms in my left leg. Weakness in both legs. Both hands fall asleep and I have a loss of sensitivity in my fingers?

See Neurologist now: Your symptoms are very concerning, urgent that you see Neurologist asap. Comprehensive workup is indicated including blood tests, MRI of spine and brain. If these symptoms just started, call 911 or go to nearest ER. You did not give any history, but it will be important to determine if you have had recent injury, trauma or involved in Motor vehicle accident. Please see Neurologist now, ...Read more

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Nerve damage symptoms: leg weakness and numbness. Any way to treat this?

Nerve damage symptoms: leg weakness and numbness. Any way to treat this?

Yes: If there is mass lesion on your nerves such as a spur or disc- surgery would help. Otherwise therapy, meds, epidurals, tens unit etc would help. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Why do I have foot numbness & lower leg weakness?

Why do I have foot numbness & lower leg weakness?

Foot numbness: If its unilateral, it could be due to spine related problem. If bilateral, more systemic cause is likely, eg diabetes, neuropathy. ...Read more

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What can I do for foot numbness & lower leg weakness?

What can I do for foot numbness & lower leg weakness?

See a doctor: You need to see a neurosurgeon or orthopedist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Best way to treat foot numbness & lower leg weakness?

Best way to treat foot numbness & lower leg weakness?

It depends: The cause of the weakness and numbness needs to be determined before rendering treatment. ...Read more

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What is it? I have low back pain. The following also describe me: Back pain, Leg numbness, Pain shooting down the leg, and Leg weakness.

What is it? I have low back pain. The following also describe me: Back pain, Leg numbness, Pain shooting down the leg, and Leg weakness.

Sciatica: could be since large sciatic nerve runs down butt into leg if trauma or disc injury/disease to lumbar disc need mri to prove , neurontin at 100 mg 3x/day incr by 100 every 3 days till max 900mg3x/day might help , but causes weight gain, sedation/constipation a little ...Read more

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Is foot numbness and lower leg weakness a nerve problem or a muscle problem?

Is foot numbness and lower leg weakness a nerve problem or a muscle problem?

Nerves: Typically numbness points to nerves. Numbness associated with weakness is concerning for spine disease (pinched nerves). You should consult a physician for evaluation sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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I am having sciatica pain shooting down the leg, Leg numbness, Back pain, and Leg weakness. I need a doctors note for extensive walking limitations. ?

I am having sciatica pain shooting down the leg, Leg numbness, Back pain, and Leg weakness. I need a doctors note for extensive walking limitations. ?

Are you making a: request for medical documentation/ recommendations? If yes, we can not do that on the general health education of HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can a slipped disc in neck cause numbness in my face, arms, and legs as well as leg weakness and altered gait and trouble walking?

Can a slipped disc in neck cause numbness in my face, arms, and legs as well as leg weakness and altered gait and trouble walking?

See a physician: This sounds like something that needs to be looked at. You don't get facial numbness from a slipped disc or a herniated disc. Unlikely that symptoms would include the arms and legs as well as altered gait to the point of having trouble walking. This should be evaluated very soon by a physician. ...Read more

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Canfoot nunbness and leg weakness be caused by shingles in chest ?

Canfoot nunbness and leg weakness be caused by shingles in chest ?

Vzv: Sshingles can cause separate neurologic manifestations (neuropathy, myelitis, etc) from the rash and pain. Would be very unlikely to occcur at same time. ...Read more

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I am 45 male...I have of developed certain conditions like numbness in my hip tightness in calves and weakness in left leg. wobbly at times?

I am 45  male...I have of  developed certain conditions like numbness in my hip tightness in calves and weakness in left leg. wobbly at times?

See your physician: The many possibilities include meralgia paresthetica, vitamin deficiency, drugs, medications, infection, diabetes, anxiety, Guillain-Barré syndrome, herniated disc, tremor, spinal cord injury, cardiovascular disease, etc. See your physician for a full evaluation -- sooner if the symptoms worsen. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/leginjuriesanddisorders.html ...Read more

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One year after i fractured my L3 L4 transverse process I am having numbness and weakness in left leg. Is this a small problem or should I worry?

One year after i fractured my L3 L4 transverse process I am having numbness and weakness in left leg.  Is this a small problem or should I worry?

Worry: Your symptoms indicate that you likely have a radiculopathy, which means a nerve root to your leg is not functioning correctly. This could be caused by a herniated disc caused by your injury, a piece of bone (either a piece of broken bone or a bone spur) or even a shift of the bones you injured (called spondylolisthesis) with respect to one another. See a board certified spine specialist. ...Read more

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Pain in my left leg from my knee down a lil numbness in my toes, I do have lower back problems can that be the cause? Also weakness in the am both legs sometimes

Pain in my left leg from my knee down a lil numbness in my toes, I do have lower back problems can that be the cause? Also weakness in the am both legs sometimes

See a back surgeon: You may well have spinal disc disease with consequent pressure on nerve roots exiting the spinal cord. Get this taken care of before you have permanent problems. ...Read more

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I have developed sudden weakness and numbness in left leg and tremor in right arm and left leg. Referred urgent MRI scan. What could this show?

I have developed sudden weakness and numbness in left leg and tremor in right arm and left leg. Referred urgent MRI scan. What could this show?

Stroke or MS: Sudden weakness & numbness is worrisome for stroke. Think fast: face, arms, speech & time. Obviously someone didn't think that you're having a stroke. Multiple sclerosis comes to mind in young caucasian females especially those living in northern latitudes. But the best person to answer your question is the doc who ordered the test! ask him/her what s/he hoped to find. ...Read more

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Numb lower left leg front of the calf, mild weakness, brisk reflexes. Sent for MRI of brain, tspine, cspine and lspine. Normal. Now EMG. Scared.

Numb lower left leg front of the calf, mild weakness, brisk reflexes.  Sent for MRI of brain, tspine, cspine and lspine.  Normal.  Now EMG. Scared.

MS EVALUATION: The way you classify your symptoms is worrisome. The EMG is the next step to pin down the diagnosis. You may also need a lumbar puncture if symptoms persist. Full lab work including evaluation for Lyme disease it VIT d deficiency b12 folic acid thyroid studies. Sjogrens Syndrome and Sarcoid evaluations well. If no firm diagnosis is made you may need second opinion. ...Read more

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What could cause left arm and leg weakness?

What could cause left arm and leg weakness?

Multiple things: If your left arm and leg are both weak, you can be having or have had a stroke. Alternatively, brain tumors or seizures can lead to such weakness. Furthermore, high neck problems (discs, tumors, fractures) that are asymmetric to the left can cause these problems also. These are just a few causes by the way. See your md for a full workup. ...Read more

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Leg weakness upon standing. must wait at least a minute before walking. inside of left knee and outside of rt knee most painful.

Leg weakness upon standing. must wait at least a minute before walking. inside of left knee and outside of rt knee most painful.

Needs to be checked: We don't know your age and your life style like going to gym,playing sports,running,jogging in the past.Any history of injury and if you are or have been taking any medications.I suggest you consult your doctor to find out the cause of your knee pains and leg weakness so that it can be appropriately treated ...Read more

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Left foot tingles. No leg weakness or tingling in leg. Only in foot. Been like this for a week. Vitamin defiecency? Ms? What could it be?

Left foot tingles. No leg weakness or tingling in leg. Only in foot. Been like this for a week. Vitamin defiecency? Ms? What could it be?

Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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1.5yrs ago had sudden acidity,IBS N left eye blurred,it recovered in an hr.I took vitD n B12 n things improved,now I have leg weakness n fatigue. MS?

1.5yrs ago had sudden acidity,IBS N left eye blurred,it recovered in an hr.I took vitD n B12 n things improved,now I have leg weakness n fatigue. MS?

Multiple Sclerosis: I'm afraid what you are describing doesn't make any sense. You had reflux and were diagnosed with IBS, but what does that have to do with blurry vision for an hour? How does Vit D and Vit B12 help IBS or reflux? what do you mean by leg weakness? it sounds like you have been self diagnosing and self-treating. You need to see a neurologist if you are concerned about a neurologic condition. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more