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Pinched Nerve Causing Leg Weakness
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?
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
What can cause a false positive repetitive nerve stimulation test? I have symptoms of myasthenia gravis (arm and leg weakness, double vision). 1st was abnormal (decrement) 2nd was normal. Is mg possib
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 ?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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