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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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Leg Weakness (Definition)

-when U R legs don't do what they used 2. In other words it can B relative as the statement I just made. It can also B U comparing Ur self R another stronger individual. Congenital means from birth. Unilateral is 1 side Vs the other. This leg tires faster than the other, noted especially on hills or stairs,& this can B from many things including disk herniation or strokes. ...Read more


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Would anyone please advice any physical exercises for improvement in leg weakness that occur after parasaggital frontoparietal meningioma surgery?

Would anyone please advice any physical exercises for improvement in leg weakness that occur after parasaggital frontoparietal meningioma surgery?

PT and Time: Weakness that occurs from removal of brain tumors can take several months to improve and improvement may be incomplete. The best thing to do is pt and exercise to build muscles and prevent contractures of the muscles and ligaments that can occur from disuse. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with a herniated disc after severe pain for only 8 days but doctors are recommending immediate surgery due to leg weakness-advice?

good advice: If you have leg weakness in the setting of a herniated disc, urgent surgical intervention is usually warranted to prevent long term neurologic damage. ...Read more

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What is the best course of action after failed back surgery (lumbar laminectomy). Persistent burning pain along outside of leg and back weakness.

Re-eval: You need to be re-evaluated, preferably by your surgeon. Alternatively, you could consider seeing a non-surgical spine specialist, usually a physiatrist. There may be more simple solutions to your pain. ...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

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Returning leg pain after lower back surgery, what to do?

Returning leg pain after lower back surgery, what to do?

This is somewhat: dependent on what your diagnosis was and indications for the surgery as well as what type of surgery was performed. Other factors include how much time has past since the surgery, smoking history , medical history and has anything happened since the surgery such as an injury that may have caused onset of these symptoms. This is best reviewed with your surgeon to decide any actions needed. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My husband now has a numb area in his leg after back surgery, and is scared to death! is this normal?

My husband now has a numb area in his leg after back surgery, and is scared to death! is this normal?

It is not the norm : But it can happen in a small percentage of patients with some recovering and others being permanent. It is a known risk of the surgery in terms of neurologic ones. If that is the only symptom after his operation there is no real need for oncern and it may improve over time. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Back Surgery (Definition)

Any surg that enters the muscles & beyond. Usually means involving work on the bone structurs disks r considered back surgery. They include a multitude of procedures. 2 ...Read more


Dr. Edward Hellman
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery (Definition)

An orthopedic surgeon who further specializes in the ...Read more