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Can a lumbar puncture that caused explosive pain in the thigh cause nerve damage and muscle weakness in the same area? Is that damage permanent?

Can a lumbar puncture that caused explosive pain in the thigh cause nerve damage and muscle weakness in the same area? Is that damage permanent?

Could : Whether there is damage (let alone whether it is permanent) can be best determined by a good neurologic exam and may require an emg. ...Read more

Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from ...Read more


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Muscle weakness in my thigh why?

Muscle  weakness  in my thigh why?

Muscle weakness x 1: weakness on one side, in one muscle group, could be due to injury or something called radiculopathy. The latter is a pinched nerve root in the lower back. It may also cause pain or numbness. If you have pain, numbness and weakness on one side, in one muscle group, radiculopathy is the likely answer. ...Read more

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Muscle weakness&burnin in buttock,thigh,knee,calf.stiffness N weakness upon standing esp morning.Blood test normal(vitD3 15).Can D3 alone be the cause?

Muscle weakness&burnin in buttock,thigh,knee,calf.stiffness N weakness upon standing esp morning.Blood test normal(vitD3 15).Can D3 alone be the cause?

More than D: Treating D is important because low D can cause weakness, but it would not cause all of your other complaints. You will need to have a have an evaluation and to clarify this pain and weakness ...Read more

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Body aches off and on. Pain fel in fingers, hands, thigh, calf, forearms, knees. No muscle weakness. 2 weeks now. 25 yo/F . what tests shld I ask for?

Body aches off and on. Pain fel in fingers, hands, thigh, calf, forearms, knees. No muscle weakness. 2 weeks now. 25 yo/F . what tests shld I ask for?

Multiple Pains: It is difficult to determine any single test, or series of tests based upon a short description. General pains require separation and an inciting event. 1) Type of pain; Sharp, stabbing or dull, deep toothache 2) What makes it better, 3) What makes it worse 4) Is it constant or intermittent? and 5) Severity based on a scale which is subjective. No test is definitive; the history is everything. ...Read more

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All of a sudden had muscle weakness in leg and can't walk/run/drive(6mnths) for long time.CPK is 184IU/L and sr cr which used to be 0.9 is now 1.2.

All of a sudden had muscle weakness in leg and can't walk/run/drive(6mnths) for long time.CPK is 184IU/L and sr cr which used to be 0.9 is now 1.2.

You need and exam: Clearly, something has changed in you at least with respect with the strength in one limb and since it hasn't gotten any better over a long period of time you should have it looked it by a doctor. I am also concerned about the increased serum creatinine....but have you tried drinking water in generous amounts? Sometimes, a person gets a bit dehyrated and those numbers bump a bit. ...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

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What causes unilateral lower leg muscle weakness and atrophy?

What causes unilateral lower leg muscle weakness and atrophy?

Nerve damage: If you have unilateral muscle weakness and atrophy there has to be an injury or impingement of the nerve which innervates that part of your leg. A demyelinating process such as MS may also lead to muscle atrophy and weakness unilaterally. Other causes may be trauma to that muscle, prolonged immobilization in a cast, or not weight bearing on the leg can lead to loss of strength and muscle mass. ...Read more

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Muscle weakness in legs while taking walk. Do I sit and rest?

Muscle weakness in legs while taking walk. Do I sit and rest?

See a doc: It is not generally normal to have muscle weakness when you walk unless you are going way beyond your physical capabilities. It would be advisable to see your doctor and tell him/her your symptoms. There may be a solution for it. ...Read more

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If I have herniated disc-no pain, will riding bike in the "aero" position lead to worse leg muscle weakness?

If I have herniated disc-no pain, will riding bike in the "aero" position lead to worse leg muscle weakness?

Herniated Disc: Not necessarily. It depends on whether there is any nerve compression and where, anatomically, the compression is located. Your doctor can provide better advice by performing an MRI of the spine, if he hasn't already. Unless you have had sciatica or a previous history of leg weakness, you can always try a bicycle run and see if it affects you. ...Read more

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Can osteopenia cause muscle weakness in your arms and legs?

Can osteopenia cause muscle weakness in your arms and legs?

No. : Osteopenia is simply softening of the bones. It is not painful and does not affect the muscles. ...Read more

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What specialist would I need to see if I have muscle weakness in one leg?

What specialist would I need to see if I have muscle weakness in one leg?

PMD: Typically this would first be evaluated by your primary medical doctor and then a neurologist. ...Read more

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Neuro suspects remnants of mild gbs after nerve study. What can I do to help recover and reduce muscle weakness in legs that has mostly stabilized.

Neuro suspects remnants of mild gbs after nerve study. What can I do to help recover and reduce muscle weakness in legs that has mostly stabilized.

Physical therapy: Usage of motor systems through physical therapy and exercise is the best known way to recover nerve function. Keep up the patience and hard work. Nerves can grow back at a rate of 1mm per month. ...Read more

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Muscle weakness and strange feelings in my legs.

Muscle weakness and strange feelings in my legs.

Get diagnosis: Weakness and altered sensations could be due to back problems, such as cauda equine, but also, peripheral nerve disease, and this likely would benefit from timely attention. ...Read more

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Does any part in the thoracic spine region cause muscle weakness in both arm and leg?

Does any part in the thoracic spine region cause muscle weakness in both arm and leg?

No: The nerves to the arms arise from the cervical region. The nerves to the legs arise from the lumbar region. I would go see a neurologist for ongoing problems ...Read more

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Acl reconstruction, 6 days out (hamstring). Muscle weakness, swelling, wobble when weight put on leg. Normal? Dr said I should be walking 1 week out.

Acl reconstruction, 6 days out (hamstring).  Muscle weakness, swelling, wobble when weight put on leg. Normal? Dr said I should be walking 1 week out.

NOT AS PREDICTED: Your recovery is slow at best, but not necessarily an area of worry, unless there is a problem with your femoral nerve. Strongly urge followup visit in next few days with your surgeon, and find out if this is just a slow recovery or a post-operative complication which needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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Dr saysgbs began 1/17 newsympt: legs givingout, dropping larger things than before, inc muscle weakness-limbs, typical?Other conditions? Brainmri-clean

Dr saysgbs began 1/17 newsympt: legs givingout, dropping larger things  than before, inc muscle weakness-limbs, typical?Other conditions? Brainmri-clean

Ascending disease: Your gbs may have been brought on by a viral illness, a flu shot or a side effect of other medicationthe disease usually begins in the lower limbs and is ascending in nature. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Why would a person get muscle weakness in the leg?

Why would a person get muscle weakness in the leg?

Nerve&muscle damage: Any type of nerve injury in your lower spine or in your leg can cause muscle weakness. Muscle diseases can lead to weakness. Sometimes brain conditions lead to muscle weakness, too. A detailed neurological exam can identify the likely area of damage. ...Read more

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I injured my back 2 weeks ago. I have had muscle weakness, pain, numbness and tingling, and swelling in my right leg ever since. Is this normal?

I injured my back 2 weeks ago. I have had muscle weakness, pain, numbness and tingling, and swelling in my right leg ever since. Is this normal?

Seek medical care: You are describing a radiculopathy.U may have a herniated disc that caused the back pain and is pressing on the nerves that go to the leg.Weakness/ numbness is evidence of neurologic compromise and needs immediate attention before damage is permanent .Go in to ur doc. ...Read more

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Can a pinched spinal cord in the neck cause muscle weakness and astrophy on your whole arm and leg muscle. Can a pinch back spinal cause same.

Can a pinched spinal cord in the neck cause muscle weakness and astrophy on your whole arm and leg muscle.    Can a pinch back spinal cause same.

To involve the leg: there would have to be spinal cord involvement or a second lesion below the cervical level. If you develop increased tone and reflexes to go along with weakness and atrophy the problem may be further upstream (eg stroke). If the issue is "where is the lesion ?" the answer may need to come from a neurologist. That's a big part of what we do. ...Read more

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Iam having extreme pains in my legs.Also feeling some discomfort in my lower back.My doctor points it to muscle weakness.But I have strong disbelief?

Iam having extreme pains in my legs.Also feeling some discomfort in my lower back.My doctor points it to muscle weakness.But I have strong disbelief?

Check lumbar spine: It could be a problem, such as a herniated disc, in your spine. Talk to your doctor about possibly getting an mri. ...Read more

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Which one of my meds could be causing tiredness, weakness, jet leg feeling, skipped heart beats, muscle weakness and shakey ness if i try to do much?

Which one of my meds could be causing tiredness, weakness, jet leg feeling, skipped heart beats, muscle weakness and shakey ness if i try to do much?

Med: Lyrica (pregabalin) can cause tiredness, weakness. Diazepam can do too. Shakiness could be the symptom of anxiety or if you've not taken diazepam for a while and going through withdrawal. Skipped heart beat - not sure. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone suffering from constant stress and (ocd) anxiety attacks to have muscle weakness in legs that lasts all day?

Is it possible for someone suffering from constant stress and (ocd) anxiety attacks to have muscle weakness in legs that lasts all day?

Possible: Absolutely possible because anxiety has strong effects on our muscles and systems. Weakness can be prevalent which chronic stress and anxiety. However this by itself is unusual and i would recommend an evaluation to make sure. ...Read more

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Does myofascial pain syndrome cause swelling? Such as my arms and legs, and does it cause muscle weakness?

Does myofascial pain syndrome cause swelling? Such as my arms and legs, and does it cause muscle weakness?

No swelling: Muscles may feel swollen but not appear to actually swell. The pain sometimes feels like weakness. ...Read more

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Bad muscle weakness, can't walk or keep arms up long. Stairs, standing up hard. Resisted rheum pushing arms, legs. Read this shows nrml strngth?

Bad muscle weakness, can't walk or keep arms up long. Stairs, standing up hard. Resisted rheum pushing arms, legs. Read this shows nrml strngth?

See details: Something does not compute here. I am not certain how truly weak you can be if the rheumatologist found normal strength on exam. Get an opinion with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm having tremors, muscle weakness, feet are dragging.Sensative arms feeling in arms and legs.Very painful, and i don't like to be touched.Stiff jaw.

Need evaluation: Many explanations, which might include thyroid problems, medication reactions, occult presentation of neurological disorder, toxins, chemical imbalances. Seek out your physician, get baseline studies, and decide on whether neurological consultation might make some sense. ...Read more

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My daughter 4 yrs old still had muscle weakness, atrophy, hyperreflex, positive babinski reflex affected only left leg..?

My daughter 4 yrs old still had muscle weakness, atrophy, hyperreflex, positive babinski reflex affected only left leg..?

Neurologist: Not sure what workup has been done, and what diagnoses have been made, but i would highly suggest getting a neurologist involved to investigate. This constellation of symptoms suggests an issue at the spinal cord level, or a nerve degeneration issue, and requires immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you have muscle weakness in you arm and legs if you have cervical entrapment in your neck and back due to a disk herniation?

Can you have muscle weakness in you arm and legs if you have cervical entrapment in your  neck and back  due to a disk herniation?

Yes: Depending on what vertebral levels are affected, you can have pinching of the nerves as they exit one or both sides of the vertebral column, so one or both sides could be affected.If the disc herniation is toward the spinal cord, esp. in the neck where there is little extra space, the effects could be worse & affect more then the limbs.Weakness/decreased reflexes are an indication for surgery. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. Al Hegab
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Weak Muscles (Definition)

Muscle weakness can be described as either a perceived or measurable loss in muscle strength. This loss can be due to host of conditions, including but not limited to, age, ...Read more