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Paraplegia In Flexion
Can limitation of motion or pain at vertebral column affect movement in the hip, knee and ankle joint?
Grandbaby has spinal bifida intrauterine.Sono shows. Only movement. Of. Shoulders. Elbows. Knees.Is this conclusive of lower extremity paralysis?
Suggestive: The spina bifida defect is a variable and the outcome depends both on initial abilities and the effect of surgical intervention after birth.The mess of open nerves and tissue that may present at delivery must be closed to prevent infection and initial movements may be increased or more likely diminished after closure.Functional abilities of all sb patients improve with carefully planned delivery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnose in 2014 with arthritis in neck/back and lumbar spondylosis.Having swelling in lower back/ ankle/knee /muscle spasms/shooting pain down leg?
I would see a back: specialist, such as spine orthopedic or neurosurgeon, for sciatica and spinal stenosis in the lumbar spine. You will need MRI and/or CT myelograms. If left untreated or undiagnosed, spinal stenosis will debilitate you and push towards non-elective surgery which is never a good thing. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
How can a limitation of motion or pain at the vertebral column affect movement in the hip, knee, and ankle?
Pain in lower back above butt-right side. Standing causes pain in knee, tingling in foot/toes, numbness. History of tissue damage + curve of spine?
Needs evaluation: You are describing symptoms that suggest possibly some nerves are being pinched. Would suggest getting evaluated to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
Not sounding good: If someone can't move their legs it would be a nerve problem from the spine or a brain problem from a stroke it would be an emergency if just happening, there could also be a significant infection in the spine or a blood flow problem to the spine or a bleed in the spine or brain. ...Read more
Yes: If spinal stenosis is severe enough in the neck or cervical spine it can cause a condition known as myelopathy which can include these symptoms. Also, degenerative changes in neck can also contribute to some of these complaints. There is a 20% chance of co-existing stenosis in lumbar spine as well when it is found in neck. A double whammy! but so can other conditions so you see your physician! ...Read more
Get checked: If symptoms don't go away in a few days. Go sooner if leg weak. ...Read more
Annular tear L4/L5 disc. Could that cause aching in leg muscles @ night, intermittent knee weakness, numbness in lateral quad in L leg, sweating fits?
Hip arthritis : True sciatica is a pinch of the sciatic nerve usually in the spine. Hip arthritis does not commonly pinch sciatic nerve but can cause pain in groin and radiate down to knee via obturator nerve. Muscle weakness can occur due to difficulty exercising. However, you may have separate back issues going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cervical spine.: Normal cervical spine has a forward curvature (lordosis). Reversal of cervical lordosis usually means cervical muscle spasm. It may lead to pain with the muscle spasm. The other symptoms described are the result of the underlying problem which also causes the reversal of curvature such as cervical spondylosis or slipped discs. ...Read more
Can a almost reversed cervical spine, a curve in my spine & partial sacrilization of mylumbo sacral joint cause severe back pain with muscle tightness?
See Spine Specialist: Many people have anatomical variances in their spine like you, however not everyone of those people has or will have pain. Since this has been bothering you enough, i would suggest seeing a pain ; spine specialist to see what exactly is bothering you to see what they can do to help with your pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low-back pain in transfemoral amputees: is there a correlation with static or dynamic leg-length discrepancy?
Anytime: you have a change in your prosthetic components you will put stress into your lumbar spine which will result in abnormal forces there. Also being a transfemoral amputee, do you have a flexion contracture at the hip? If so, this will also place stress on the spine. Recommend seeing a physiatrist that can help with adjusting your prosthesis and abnormalities associated with amputation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe maybe not: If severe no. If mild yes. If in between, no was knows for sure. The spine surgeons say no. The chiros and therapists say yes. The osteopaths say combine both modalities.... ...Read more
Nerve damage: Spinal cord injuries usually result in nerve injuries. Thus, nerves that travel to or from the bladder may become severed. The bladder muscle needs nerve connection to the spinal cord to maintain tone. Damage to nerves leaving the bladder can lead to loss of bladder sensation. Same applies to the muscles which cotrol the urinary sphincters and hence can affect urinary continence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer