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Slip disk @ l5s1, pain in my right upper leg muscles, legs feel weak, shaky & burning pain along outer side, what is wrong?

Slip disk @ l5s1, pain in my right upper leg muscles, legs feel weak, shaky & burning pain along outer side, what is wrong?

Nerve irritation: L5-s1 disk herniation (slipped disc) can irritate either the L5 or s1 nerve root. Nerve irritation can cause leg pain, weakness, numbness. The outside of the leg typically means the L5 nerve root is being affected. See your doctor, who can decide if MRI is needed. ...Read more

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I feel pain and weakness in my right leg why this hapening I don't have any disease?

I feel pain and weakness in my right leg why this hapening I don't have any disease?

Nerve impingement: If a nerve is injured, it will have less ability to send an impulse to the muscles that it supplies. Such an injury or impingement can be done to an injury or influence from somewhere from the spine on down. It could also occur from injury/tightness of the muscle(s) themselves. ...Read more

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I feel a little off balance, i have pressure in the front of my head and my right leg is weak. What could this be?

I feel a little off balance, i have pressure in the front of my head and my right leg is weak. What could this be?

Need brain imaging: Disequilibrium, headache and leg weakness are certainly indications for brain imaging ASAP. See you primary doctor or neurologist as soon as possible ...Read more

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My right leg feels like a bit of a nerve pain rather than an injury pain. Each time I move my leg in a certain way, I feel pain and weak in the area.

My right leg feels like a bit of a nerve pain rather than an injury pain. Each time I move my leg in a certain way, I feel pain and weak in the area.

Get checked: If you feel pain AND weakness, then you may have nerve injury. Based on the information you provided, I can't be more specific regarding why you have this, what it means & what can you do about it. I recommend you see a clinician for a diagnosis & treatment plan. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My husband twisted his back 2 weeks ago- and now his right leg is numb and weak and has decreased function. What is going on?

My husband twisted his back 2 weeks ago- and now his right leg is numb and weak and has decreased function. What is going on?

Nerve: It sounds like he has ruptured a disc with resulting pressure and irritation of a nerve root. Without further information & evaluation, I am unable to tell which level is involved. I would recommend that you contact your pcp for immediate examination. He will get the proper diagnostic studies and refer you to an appropriate specialist as needed. ...Read more

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After sitting for a period I stand up and my right leg is very weak. It takes a couple of steps and then it gets better. What could be wrong?

After sitting for a period I stand up and my right leg is very weak. It takes a couple of steps and then it gets better. What could be wrong?

Incomplete informati: Is there pain also associated in right leg when you stand up? Since you have " degenerative disc disease" it seems that you do have pain in leg. If so your weakness in right leg is likely to be due compression of sciatic nerve in sitting position which is temporary. Compression is relieved by standing and you feel better. ...Read more

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Random intermittent lower right leg pain and weakness off/on when walking started today?

Leg pain/weakness: It is either intermittent claudication-related to blood flow issues. Or more likely neurogenic claudication, being related to a pinched nerve, herniated or bulging disc, or spurs about the nerve roots. ...Read more

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Leg pain and weakness but right leg ok after climbing 8 flights of stairs. Why the difference?

Leg pain and weakness but right leg ok after climbing 8 flights of stairs. Why the difference?

Asymmetry: You could have different alignment or different strength in each leg. You could be unknowingly favoring 1 leg over the other. ...Read more

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When I walk I feel I put much load on my right leg and I feel its more heavy and weak than my left, i also have lower back pain for 2-3 years!?

When I walk I feel I put much load on my right leg and I feel its more heavy and weak than my left, i also have lower back pain for 2-3 years!?

Be seen: If you are having back pain and unilateral leg weakness, it would be wise to be seen just to make sure it is not something that could potentially worsen. A mri to evaluate your nerve canal and a detailed exam will likely yield the correct diagnosis. There are many possibilities, but u would certainly get it checked into. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy, also there is pain/weakness in my right leg and some weird tingling sensations in face/across jaw, is this due to the rabipur vaccine?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor to make sure you are not having a stroke, even you are too young for that, but you have to have an explanation for your symptoms ...Read more

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I'm 23. Right arm+armpit with deep dull ache. Right leg same dull ache. Both limbs feel tingly/numb and weak, pain at rest and use. Lasted +2month?

I'm 23. Right arm+armpit with deep dull ache. Right leg same dull ache. Both limbs feel tingly/numb and weak, pain at rest and use. Lasted +2month?

Right UE/LE numbness: Would seek medical attention at doctor /ER/urgent care within week. Could be nerve issue-sciatica and cervical impingment(occurs at times in young especially if history of strenous activities, gymnastics), discitis, lymphadenopathy, clot or arterial narrowing or could be a process like multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Have numb and weakness in right leg after diskcetomy in May can only walk using a walker had PT?

Have numb and weakness in right leg after diskcetomy in May can only walk using a walker had PT?

Nerve root irritatio: You may have nerve root irritation following surgery. I would see my neurologist or orthopedist to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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What can cause electric type pain shooting all through your body at once, down to the right leg and out by the toes? Leg is still weak walking

Bulging disc: I believe you need to be seen by Neurologist for an MRI of your lower back. From your pain they need to key in on L4,L5,S1. The Physician will tell you your options and the sooner it is done the less damage you will have. Please be seen soon. ...Read more

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After walking about a mile, I get a weakness in my right leg with a pinching feeling in a vein behind my knee. It makes me drag my leg. What is it?

After walking about a mile, I get a weakness in my right leg with a pinching feeling in a vein behind my knee. It makes me drag my leg. What is it?

Claudication: This sounds like claudication which is a clinical diagnosis given for muscle pain (ache, cramp, numbness or sense of fatigue), classically in the calf muscle, which occurs during exercise, such as walking, and is relieved by a short period of rest. It is most commonly due to peripheral arterial disease or lumbar spinal stenosis. See your family doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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My left leg shakes when I do squats on one leg. My right leg does not. Is this a sign of clinical weakness in the left leg?

My left leg shakes when I do squats on one leg.  My right leg does not.  Is this a sign of clinical weakness in the left leg?

Dominance: You are probably just noticing that one leg is "dominant." This means that you likely use your right leg a bit more than your right... and it is probably a bit stronger, yes. Just keep training, and you will even them out. ...Read more

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Right leg weak(bum-thigh-knee).tingling in right leg if I sit on floor. This had happened a yr ago which got cured with yoga. NerveConductionTest normal?

Right leg weak(bum-thigh-knee).tingling in right leg if I sit on floor. This had happened a yr ago which got cured with yoga. NerveConductionTest normal?

Compression nerve: Somewhere you are compressing a nerve causing a compression neuropathy. Stay off the floor and ask your physiciasn where you are compressing the nerve ...Read more

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I have herniated disc, which causes right leg and foot weakness. Solution?

I have herniated disc, which causes right leg and foot weakness. Solution?

See a doctor.: Distal weakness that is the result of neural compression due to herniated disc needs evaluation and monitoring by a physician. If it is progressing or interfering with function it may need surgery. However, there are some big caveats here... How do you know that the weakness is not caused by another problem? This is where your physician evaluation is priceless. ...Read more

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I have herniated disc. It causes right leg and foot weakness. What are the next steps?

I have herniated disc. It causes right leg and foot weakness. What are the next steps?

Herniated Disc: Please consult with you physician — some patients opt for pain management based on the severity of the pain, other opt for physical therapy to regain strength. ...Read more

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I hav cervical spine stenosis, and yesterday went to Dr and he said my right leg is getting weak but that is dominant side of body, worried help?

I hav cervical spine stenosis, and yesterday went to Dr and he said my right leg is getting weak but that is dominant side of body, worried help?

See neurosurgeon: If the spinal cord is being compressed, and causing leg weakness, surgery may be needed to avoid permanent paralysis. Consultation with a neurosurgeon is strongly recommended. ...Read more

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Monday, Tues: my left arm/left leg have been tingly/weak. Comes and gradually goes with movement. Today same also face and right leg. Pinched nerve?

Monday, Tues: my left arm/left leg have been tingly/weak. Comes and gradually goes with movement. Today same also face and right leg. Pinched nerve?

Pinched nerve: The symptoms do not correlate with a pinched nerve. The problem may at the brain level rather than the nerve root. It is important to see a neurologist who can perform a thorough history and physical examination and identify the cause of the numbness and weakness. ...Read more

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Having stroke symptoms only lasting an hour over past two weeks happened 6time ER couldn't find a cause. Dizziness right leg weakness headache any ideas?

Having stroke symptoms only lasting an hour over past two weeks happened 6time ER couldn't find a cause. Dizziness right leg weakness headache any ideas?

TIA: It sounds like you may be having transient ischemic attacks, so-called "mini-strokes." by definition, tias are like strokes but the effects last for less than 24 hours. You should see your doc right away for a work up and management of risk factors. ...Read more