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Temporary Leg Paralysis Causes
Is it called leg weakness when your leg is so weak you can't stand on it and if u do you fall and it only last a min? Or is this temporary paralysis?
Unclear: One leg or both? it is hard to say for sure based on your description which at the least sounds like severe weakness and at the most can be paralysis. Also, further information such as onset, duration, triggers, frequency, and other symptoms would be important as this is a concerning event. Please speak with your physician or you can make a virtual appointment with me for further discussion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
I have a lesion on the left side of my brain in the basal ganglia and i also have left leg paralysis. What could be the cause?
Paralysis: Left basal ganglia lesion would cause right sided weakness. Left leg paralysis would be from a right sided lesion in the brain above the brain stem. A spinal cord lesion on the same side or below where the corticospinal fibers cross in the brain stem would cause left leg weakness. See you neurologist or neurosurgeon to identify the source of the left leg weakness. ...Read more
Can whiplash cause paralysis and loos of legs and arms movement permenantly,because my neurosurgeon said like that?
Said that yes: Your neurosurgeon is a trained person if, after examination said that , meant injury is in spinal cord , will be permanent as upper motor nerve will nor regenerate . Nerve roots and peripheral nerves will regenerate . Speak to your doctors , if you do not understand tell them you did not , get explanation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter had a head trauma during birth which led to bleeding in some parts in brain which caused paralysis in the right limbs, what can be done?
Physical Therapy: There are no cures for traumatic brain injury. The only option is to work with physical and occupational therapists in an attempt to accommodate for the neurological deficits. Young children can overcome such injury more than adults due to the plasticity of the nervous system at a young age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me how paralysis or loss of motor control of the legs can occur without a loss of sensation?
Difficult question: It is possible to have a lesion (ie. Tumor or stroke) that affects the motor regions in the brain but spares the sensory cortex. Don't forget that there is a topographical MAP in the brain where specific functions are localized. For example, a tumor in the midline can press against the areas that control movement of both legs at the same time sparing the sensation. ...Read more
Is severe nerve root damage surgicaly repairable at the L4 L5 nerve root with paralysis of the inner left leg. ?
Nerve injury: The L5 nerve root exits at the l4/5 level and is responsible for raising the foot and big toe. The nerve can be be repaired but the recovery can be months. In addition to nerve cream, a tens unit, neuropathic oral medications, and a trial of spinal cord stimulation can used to relieve or eliminate the pain. See a neurosurgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
I got minor paralysis I am HIV +
I not able to walk normally right now situation is I m waking with two stick I feel that my right legs is heavy?
I have gotten headache that turns into a paralysis progressing from left cheek into lips then to arm and leg, so bad I couldn't move my arm I have cp?
To CP Or Not To CP: Whatever it is, it's not CP, but needs to be seen by a doctor sooner than later! Migraine can do that but so can some other things that need to be considered. you can start with your regular doctor but i suspect you'll end up at the neurologist's office. Best to get going on this ASAP. If you drive, don't-- and use the shower instead of bathtub for bathing. If you work, be careful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Left side paralysis visionloss speech loss trmors left leg severe headache MRI shows no stroke what coukd this be?
Is severe nerve root with paralysis of the inner left leg, and big toe paraylis surgicaly repairable. L4 L5 lumbar spine?
Radiculopathy: You don't mention what surgical procedure you've had previously, but an l4-5 entrapment would effect the lower extremity and not the thigh. That level would be l2-3. Assuming you've had the MRI you need of the lumbar spine, i'm surprised you haven't had an implanted stimulator to address the pain. Paralysis of muscle groups can become permanent if the entrapment persists long enough. ...Read more
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