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Leg pain in all of both legs (burning/twitching) and weakness. Worse with use. Tailbone pain/sore at times. Could there be a connection? MRI normal.

Leg pain in all of both legs (burning/twitching) and weakness. Worse with use. Tailbone pain/sore at times. Could there be a connection? MRI normal.

Possibly: The first thing is that it is not normal to have pain and weakness in the legs in an otherwise healthy 22 year old. An MRI of the lumbar spine is a structural test, but in your case it should me noted: it would not normally show the coccyx unless specifically asked, it could be coming from other areas of the spine, and finally it might not be a structural problem and and so may not show up on MRI ...Read more

Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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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


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What causes tailbone pain and leg numbness?

What causes tailbone pain and leg numbness?

Most plausible cause: Of your symptoms seems to be irritation of a nerve in your Lumbar spine, either from a disc herniation, arthritis, disc-facet joint complex, or some other space occupying lesion.
Check with an orthopod and be examined and investigated, so treatment could be started.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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What would cause me to have weak shaky legs when I go downsteps?

What would cause me to have weak shaky legs when I go downsteps?

Weakness: Several muscle groups are involved with steps!
Muscle fatigue, or weakness may lead to shakiness.
Lots of causes- from malnutrition, vitamin deficiency, viral or neuralgic illness.
See pcp with full history, and exams and testing.
In today's world of technology- have a family member video your walking and steps as part of the history. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cysts cause leg weakness?

Could ovarian cysts cause leg weakness?

If gigantic: Typical ovarian cysts are too small to compress nerves leaving the lower spinal cord to enter the leg. A super large cyst could conceivably affect the retro-peritoneal ilio-hypogastric or ilio-inguinal nerves, or even the femoral, but I have never encountered this. I have seen post-operative complications affecting all of these nerves however. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat fatigue, leg weakness, headaches?

What can I do to treat fatigue, leg weakness, headaches?

Find & Rx cause: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors impair the patient's ability to produce energy and they end up chronically fatigued. There are numerous internal & external stressors that can contribute to this syndrome. Find & rx. ...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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Nerve damage symptoms: leg weakness and numbness. Any way to treat this?

Nerve damage symptoms: leg weakness and numbness. Any way to treat this?

Yes: If there is mass lesion on your nerves such as a spur or disc- surgery would help. Otherwise therapy, meds, epidurals, tens unit etc would help. ...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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Can fibromyalgia cause leg weakness along with difficulty speaking (stroke ruled out)?

Can fibromyalgia cause leg weakness along with difficulty speaking (stroke ruled out)?

No: Fibromyalgia is purely a painful total body condition, and causes neither leg weakness or speech difficulty. If your symptoms were transient, might consider a tia, but if persistent and progressive, need to wonder about disorder of motor nerve cells, muscle disorder, or problem with nerve-muscle connections. Find an expert neurologist, and get this fully assessed. ...Read more

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Can shingles cause back pain and leg weakness? All other disorders have been ruled out.

Can shingles cause back pain and leg weakness? All other disorders have been ruled out.

Not likely.: While pain is certainly a symptom of shingles, which can be present before the rash appears, it is not usual for it to cause weakness. See a neurologist and/or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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How long does haloperdol remain in system after stopped? Side effects remain shuffling feet, leg weakness

How long does haloperdol remain in system after stopped? Side effects remain shuffling feet, leg weakness

Cannot say in: Your particular case, AND...
while the medicines blood levels go away in 1 or a few days, it's changes on the control of movement can often be permanent (tardive dyskinesia is the name for the change in movement associated with long term use of haloperidol and similar medications). ...Read more

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Leg weakness upon standing. Must wait at least a minute before walking. Inside of left knee and outside of rt knee most painful.

Leg weakness upon standing. Must wait at least a minute before walking. Inside of left knee and outside of rt knee most painful.

Needs to be checked: We don't know your age and your life style like going to gym, playing sports, running, jogging in the past. Any history of injury and if you are or have been taking any medications. I suggest you consult your doctor to find out the cause of your knee pains and leg weakness so that it can be appropriately treated ...Read more

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Would anyone please advice any physical exercises for improvement in leg weakness that occur after parasaggital frontoparietal meningioma surgery?

Would anyone please advice any physical exercises for improvement in leg weakness that occur after parasaggital frontoparietal meningioma surgery?

PT and Time: Weakness that occurs from removal of brain tumors can take several months to improve and improvement may be incomplete. The best thing to do is pt and exercise to build muscles and prevent contractures of the muscles and ligaments that can occur from disuse. ...Read more

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How much time take respiratory recovery in Gillian-Bere syndrome. My baby is on ventilator machine from 7 days and patialay recover leg weakness..

How much time take respiratory recovery in Gillian-Bere syndrome. My baby is on ventilator machine from 7 days and patialay recover leg weakness..

Mgt: It is an encouraging sign that the leg muscle strength is returning. The respiratory muscles will typically gain strength also and allow your child's physicians to wean her gradually from the vent. ...Read more

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I have mild leg weakness. I find when I'm tired it seems worse and becomes hard to do activities such as climbing stairs. Is this expected? Any advice

I have mild leg weakness. I find when I'm tired it seems worse and becomes hard to do activities such as climbing stairs. Is this expected? Any advice

Yes, with weakness -: Your symptoms will get worse.
One needs to determine why do you have weakness in the first place?
Se your pcp to be evaluated/investigated ; treated. Any infective condition (with viral being rather common) will give you generalized weakness; a back issue with pinched nerve will probably give a one-sided weakness; or it could be due to a local soft tissue or bony lesions. Might need an orthopod. ...Read more

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My drs are stumped so I thought to ask here, generally what causes several tiny focal lesions in brain with right body weakness w/ bilat leg weakness?

My drs are stumped so I thought to ask here, generally what causes several tiny focal lesions in brain with right body weakness w/ bilat leg weakness?

Brain: This needs to be reviewed by a neurologist. As you are in newjersey, perhaps a referral to princeton med center is in order. Mapquest says you are about 1.5 hours apart. Grab your phone and make the call ...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 low blood sugar cause strange leg weakness?

Can low blood sugar cause strange leg weakness?

It can: Absolutely, as cell function is primarily driven by glucose and if not available, will turn into alternative fuels (such as ketones) which in turn can cause discomfort (legs, stomach, etc). ...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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What is the definition or description of: Upper leg weakness?

What is the definition or description of: Upper leg weakness?

Motor strength: There is a normal range of strength fro the muscle groups in the upper leg. Upper leg weakness is simply a strength that is below this normal range. There can be a variety of causes. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
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Tailbone Pain (Definition)

Coccydynia or tailbone pain is usually an injury to the bottom most vertebrae beneath your sacrum. When you sit you impact on this vertebrae which means if is injured ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more