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Unable to abduct upper left leg due to worsening muscle weakness. Lower back pain x6 yrs. Mri spine "not bad" mild disc herniation l4/l5/s1. Now what?

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: If muscle weakness

You should be evaluated by spine specialist.
Either neurosurgery or orthopedic spine fellowship trained doctor who can relieve the pressure on the nerve by that disc. Assuming you have had conservative care, including physical therapy, possible injections by pain management, adjustment by chiropractor very briefly.

In brief: If muscle weakness

You should be evaluated by spine specialist.
Either neurosurgery or orthopedic spine fellowship trained doctor who can relieve the pressure on the nerve by that disc. Assuming you have had conservative care, including physical therapy, possible injections by pain management, adjustment by chiropractor very briefly.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Dr. Randolph Rosarion
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Deconditioning

Is likey the issue.
Pain can act as a hindrance to activity and once pain subsides the inactivity can cause disuse weakness. Work with a physical therapist to activate and strengthen those muscles. See your physician for an evaluation. To evaluate for muscle atrophy , reflexes to see if there are any neurological issues to be concerned about.

In brief: Deconditioning

Is likey the issue.
Pain can act as a hindrance to activity and once pain subsides the inactivity can cause disuse weakness. Work with a physical therapist to activate and strengthen those muscles. See your physician for an evaluation. To evaluate for muscle atrophy , reflexes to see if there are any neurological issues to be concerned about.
Dr. Randolph Rosarion
Dr. Randolph Rosarion
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