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Can a compressed sciatic nerve cause leg weakness? Specifically the hamstring?

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

Nerve (Definition)

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


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What can cause me to have sudden leg weakness at martial arts class?

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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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 ?

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 more

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Could spinal/back problems cause leg weakness?

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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What could cause left arm and leg weakness?

What could cause left arm and leg weakness?

Multiple things: If your left arm and leg are both weak, you can be having or have had a stroke. Alternatively, brain tumors or seizures can lead to such weakness. Furthermore, high neck problems (discs, tumors, fractures) that are asymmetric to the left can cause these problems also. These are just a few causes by the way. See your md for a full workup. ...Read more

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Can nuvaring cause leg weakness/pain/restlessness?

Can nuvaring cause leg weakness/pain/restlessness?

Unlikely, but...: Probably not, but the eluting (drug) iud, can increase the likelyhood of phlebitis, albeit low. Restlessness, many causes-doubt related to your pain, per se! need to discuss this with your doc! ...Read more

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Canfoot nunbness and leg weakness be caused by shingles in chest ?

Canfoot nunbness and leg weakness be caused by shingles in chest ?

Vzv: Sshingles can cause separate neurologic manifestations (neuropathy, myelitis, etc) from the rash and pain. Would be very unlikely to occcur at same time. ...Read more

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Would l4-5 posterior &rt paracentral as forrminal herniation cause leg weakness?

Would l4-5 posterior &rt paracentral as forrminal herniation cause leg weakness?

Lumbar radiculopathy: In the lower back, a nerve can be "pinched" by a disc herniation, or by foraminal narrowing. Unilateral leg weakness, associated with pain and numbness might be seen. If at l-4, weakness of thigh muscles, l-5 weakness foot dorsiflexors, s-1 weakness of foot plantar flexors. ...Read more

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Leg Weakness (Definition)

Motor strength is usually graded from one to five with five being normal. Any motor grade of the lower extremity that is less than five would be classified ...Read more