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Lower back hurting for 4 weeks.Getting slowly better; but still no lifting left leg to the front or bending down+coming up.Weak+tight or need MRI?

Lower back hurting for 4 weeks.Getting slowly better; but still no lifting left leg to the front or bending down+coming up.Weak+tight or need MRI?

If it's getting : If it's getting better - not sure an MRI is indicated. Typically these types of problems resolve within 2-3 months. I know, it's annoying and frustrating that it takes so long ... But stick with it. Perhaps some physical therapy might be helpful to speed your recovery. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Weakness, numbing in left arm.. Feels like it's going to fall asleep. Always cold. Red blotches after shower. Decreased response to stimuli. Happens to lower left leg as well. ?

Weakness, numbing in left arm.. Feels like it's going to fall asleep. Always cold. Red blotches after shower. Decreased response to stimuli. Happens to lower left leg as well. ?

Needs evaluation!: The most concerning thing about your question is the distribution of the symptoms: left arm and left leg. It would be more reassuring if it was all over. This needs full neurologic evaluation; have your doctor refer you to a neurologist. Causes might range from a problem with your sympathetic nervous system to MS ... or just normal for you. But it needs to be checked our thoroughly. Good wishes:) ...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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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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Can a spinal tumor filling the left half of thecal sac at L4 cause flares of pain in lower left pelvis along with exacerbations of stress incontinence and GI problems but no weakness in left leg?

Can a spinal tumor filling the left half of thecal sac at L4 cause flares of pain in lower left pelvis along with exacerbations of stress incontinence and GI problems but no weakness in left leg?

Yes it can.: More likely the spinal tumor affected d sensory and not the motor (muscular) function of the spinal nerve.Follow up with your orthopedic or neurosurgeon. Take care and god bless u! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/spinal-tumor/ds00594. ...Read more

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Unable to abduct upper left leg due to worsening muscle weakness. Lower back pain x6 yrs. Mri spine "not bad" mild disc herniation l4/l5/s1. Now what?

Unable to abduct upper left leg due to worsening muscle weakness. Lower back pain x6 yrs. Mri spine "not bad" mild disc herniation l4/l5/s1. Now what?

If muscle weakness: You should be evaluated by spine specialist. Either neurosurgery or orthopedic spine fellowship trained doctor who can relieve the pressure on the nerve by that disc. Assuming you have had conservative care, including physical therapy, possible injections by pain management, adjustment by chiropractor very briefly. ...Read more

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Left leg weak from stroke now hurts is this common after a year ?

Left leg weak from stroke now hurts is this common after a year ?

Central pain : If you have sustained a stroke involving thalamus, you could experience a deafferentation syndrome called dejerine-roussy or thalamic pain syndrome. But get this checked as your pain could also be due to leg thrombophlebits, which puts your at grave risk if not diagnosed and treated. ...Read more