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Sudden Weakness In Both Legs
Potential causes: Many possible etiologies, including problems within brain, neck, middle and lower spines. Certainly, MS can present with leg weakness and spasticity, and often these initial lesions are within the spinal cord in the neck. But your description can apply to many other causes and best to have a neurologist assess the situation and decide an approach to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more
Massive pain isolated in middle of back. Constant muscle twitching all over body primarily in legs. Weakness in left leg and arm. mri of neck normal?
Severe headache with occasional lightheadedness, sudden pain through the left arm, numbness in legs?
Radiculopathy and HA: Neck pain and/or pain around the shoulder blades with associated weakness and/or numbness into the shoulder, arm or hand implies a pinched nerve from either arthritis or a ruptured (herniated) disc. May cause muscle tension in neck and "tension" headache. Nonsurgical treatment includes pt (i prefer mckenzie exercises), arthritis meds, and nerve blocks. Surgery if symptoms no better or worsen. ...Read more
I have severe muscle spasms in my left leg. Weakness in both legs. Both hands fall asleep and I have a loss of sensitivity in my fingers?
See Neurologist now: Your symptoms are very concerning, urgent that you see Neurologist asap. Comprehensive workup is indicated including blood tests, MRI of spine and brain. If these symptoms just started, call 911 or go to nearest ER. You did not give any history, but it will be important to determine if you have had recent injury, trauma or involved in Motor vehicle accident. Please see Neurologist now, ...Read more
Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?
Bad choices: You probably don't need or want to pick A or B. Both require a doctor's DX and TX and it might be another thing altogether. A common cause of neuropathy is a diabetic condition w/ other signs too - are you a diabetic? Get into care if 'yes'! MS usually starts a bit later in age. Have an exam to find an answer. Best! ...Read more
Lumbar scoliosis. Experiencing sciatica pain. Recently accompanied by muscle spasms in buttocks and calf. Tingling and numbness in arms and hands ?
Lumbar scoliosis: Where you diagnosed by a physician. While the tingling and numbness in the arms may result from cervical radiculopathy, The spasms in the buttocks and legs may be related to the lumbar scoliosis. An evaluation and possible radiological studies will be helpful. Your age and full medical history ...Read more
Pain numbness in both hands primarily in the last 3 fingers with involuntary muscle movement and weakness?
See your doctor: Unfortunately without more information, this is impossible to answer. However, I'd strongly suggest seeing your doctor to be evaluated as motor control in the fingers originates in the cranial spinal nerves. Good luck! ...Read more
Experiencing sudden waves of numbness, chills, extreme pain in abdomen, arms, back and legs. Thoughts?
See your doctor: You need to be seen by your doctor to sort all of those symptoms out. ...Read more
Burning pain in top of leg,calf muscles feel like their tightening, inner tremor,tingle in side of face,hot showers cause weakness and tremor in legs?
I have episodes of extreme weakness in my arms and legs resulting in very slow gait, difficulty lifting and sometimes have shortness of breath . ?
Concerning: Without having more information, it is hard to know what the problem is but it needs to be checked out with your doctor. ...Read more
Hyperventilation: Complaint of paresthesias in both upper extremities & peri-oral region of face is a non-physiologic/anatomic pattern of neural function/expression. More likely explanation is systemic metabolic changes in blood acid-base balance incited by hyperventilation. Underlying anxiety disorder is commonly primary cause in the symptom-arousing causal chain of these physiologic events. ...Read more
Mid back pain with tingling/burning. Strange feeling in head with increasing pressure. Weakness in legs and arms. Tired all the time.
Tired: Time to see your primary doctor. If there is delay in an appointment please go soon to the nearest Emergency facility. ...Read more
Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nonspecific and more description is needed. Are the Pains in the muscles or joints? Are they aches, cramps, occur at rest or with use? Any tenderness,swelling ,discoloration, rash, weakness? I recommend that you be examined by a physician who will take a thorough history and examine you. Appropriate tests will be ordered in order to make a diagnosis. You may be referred to a sp ...Read more
Many disorders: Neuropathy, myopathy, spinal cord disorder, multiple sclerosis, various brain diseases, myasthenia gravis, thyroid problems, diabetes, anemia, sleep disorders, medication reactions, depression. This illustrates that you need complete physical exam to start and then your doctor can decide how to proceed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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