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Dr. Joseph Gregorace
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I had a lumbar spinal fusion of l4/l5 in may of 2012. I wasdiagnosed with nerve compression and stenosis. I am currently having leg weakness and back pain. Could arthritis be involved?

Dr. Joseph Gregorace
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I had a lumbar spinal fusion of l4/l5 in may of 2012. I wasdiagnosed with nerve compression and stenosis. I am currently having leg weakness and back pain. Could arthritis be involved?

LBP: Depending upon your exam finding a follow-up mei of the lumbar spine is necessary. ...Read more

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Leg Weakness (Definition)

Leg weakness is a clinical finding in which there is decreased strength of the leg. This can result from nerve damage, infection, stroke, ...Read more


Dr. Craig Morton
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Can a compressed sciatic nerve cause leg weakness? Specifically the hamstring?

Dr. Craig Morton
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Can a compressed sciatic nerve cause leg weakness? Specifically the hamstring?

Possibly: A compressed sciatic nerve can cause leg weakness. Often pain down the leg is due to a lumbar radiculopathy or irritation to the lumbar nerve roots that make up the sciatic nerve. The distribution of pain depends on which nerve is irritated although pain in the back or leg or "hamstring" is common. See your md if this pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Mohammad Khan
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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I want to know what causes leg weakness?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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I want to know what causes leg weakness?

Many causes: Parasaggital brain lesion, compression of spinal cord at the neck or mid back, lumbar stenosis, peripheral neuropathy, muscle disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, endocrine disorders, vitamin deficiencies, etc. These are examples, and if you wish more information go to www.Aan.Com. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Smith
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What can cause leg weakness and random sharp body pains?

Dr. Edward Smith
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What can cause leg weakness and random sharp body pains?

Diabetes for one: No specific condition is responsible for this combination, if indeed they are related. But statistically in the us diabetes is probably the most common disorder capable of causing both complaints. Other possibilities are numerous including b vitamin deficiency, aids, guillain-barre, syphilis, etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Albright
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What can cause me to have sudden leg weakness at martial arts class?

Dr. Jeffrey Albright
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What can cause me to have sudden leg weakness at martial arts class?

See your Doctor: There can be a variety of causes, but what first comes to mind is a low back condition which can often be aggravated with high floors, high kicking, etc. See your chiropractor to evaluate for neurological deficits due to disc bulge or herniation, as well as ruling out anything in the abdomen/pelvis. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Gromko
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What can cause bi lateral generalised leg weakness with difficulty to step up without grabbing pain in top of leg . R worse and calf mus hurts ?

Dr. Linda Gromko
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Get evaluated.: Please see your doctor about this. Unless you are having other symptoms you haven't mentioned, i wonder if you are having a nerve impingement in your lower spine area. Your doctor will likely perform a neurologic screening exam, and possibly recommend a ct or MRI to rule out spinal stenosis or other nerve impingement problems. You need to be seen about this. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Dr. Rhett Griggs
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Could spinal/back problems cause leg weakness?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Dr. Philip Chao
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Lower back, thigh, and leg weakness? What are possible causes?

Dr. Philip Chao
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Multiple: See a doctor and or a chiropractor. ...Read more

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