Can leg weakness be associated with cervical spine trauma?

LEG WEAKNESS. Cervical spine trauma involves the neck and brachial plexus ? While the leg weakness is associated with the sciatic nerve injury.
Yes. Cervical spine trauma can cause leg weakness because the spinal cord travels through the cervical spine. If a fracture or dislocation of a bone in the cervical spine causes pressure on the spinal cord this can cause leg weakness. Anyone who has a cervical spine injury and now has leg weakness needs to be seen in the er right now to be evaluated.

Related Questions

What is the meaning of leg weakness with cervical spine trauma?

Can be the cause. Injury to the cervical spine (or neck) can result in spinal cord injury. A spinal cord injury can cause leg weakness. It is paramount that a diagnosis be made so that the proper treatment can be rendered. Read more...
Leg weakness. After a trauma, there can be many reasons that make people not move around well; true weakness can occur due to muscle trauma, but possibly also from a spinal cord trauma if there was indeed true neck injury. Speak about this with you local doctor and have a good neurological exam done. Combined with the imaging studies and the exam, proper diagnosis can be made. Good luck! Read more...

I'd spina bifida, later 1y ago I have untethering due to swelling in the lower spine. From then I've leg weakness. Age25 unable to walk, before able to.

Spina bifida. If you have progressive weakness and unable to walk after release of a tethered cord then return to see your neurosurgeon. There may be a new structural problem or you may need physical and occupational therapies to restore your ability to walk. Read more...

What spine md evaluates harrington rod pt (poor surgical candidate) for increasing leg weakness? Physiatrist, orthopod, neurosurgeon? Xrays best?

Leg weakness. Your question is complex because there are many possible reasons for leg weakness, from sites in the brain to cervical cord to thoracic cord, to cauda equina, to peripheral nerve or neuromuscular problems. My first suggestion would be to see a neurologist who can evaluate more broadly first and work up and then direct or refer to an appropriate surgeon. Read more...
See below. Harrington rods surgically implanted usually for severe scoliosis. This is a major surgery and is usually determined by an orthopedic spine specialist. Read more...

Would worsening lower spine damage cause bone on bone pain and leg weakness? Prev MRI diagnosis annular tear, ddd, scoliosis...

Possibly. Your brief description of MRI findings demonstrate degenerative disease which would get slowly worse with time. If the leg weakness is new, i would see your doctor and get evaluated as soon as possible. Read more...
Possible. The previous disc degeneration and annular tear along with the scoliosis can ultimately result in worsening leg and back pain. When degeneration gets worse in can ultimately result in bone on bone collapse and severe pain. Read more...
Depends. Back, leg pain and weakness can suggest radiculopathy at times referred to as sciatica. It would be wise to be evaluated by a surgeon. Read more...

Sat for a month on a chair with bad lumbar support, have lumbar pain, muscle spasms (on/off spine), some leg weakness. Walking often helps often worse.

See doctor for meds. BAck pain is common and reported by 80% of patients. NSAIDS such as naprosyn (naproxen) or motrin are helpful. Sitting is often worse and standing up especially with on leg on a step oftern helps. your doctor will examine the back and can give you helpful muscle relaxants that will aid work and sleep. Time usually makes it better. Exercises help some. Read more...

32yrmale. Severe back&right leg weakness&fatigue. Spine MRI&xray fine. VitD 18.All other blood test normal. Can Vit D be so severe? Any tests to be done?

Pain & Fatigue. Please continue to see your doctors. Ask about Vitamin D3 supplementation and if you can take 5K daily. It is not likely the cause of your symptoms but it will help your immunity and is a co-factor in bone strengthening. Search the work of John Sarno, MD. He has a mind-body approach to pain. Peace and good health. Read more...

Had blood neuro spine MRI test algoddoc says I have anxiety hypohondria sym pain back arms legs hips stomach leg weakness insom but ihave when relalx?

Complicatd problem. Sounds like you have a complex problem. Problems like this don't lend themselves well to internet feedback. I suggest you continue dialogue with your doc or seek a second opinion. Read more...
It's still pain. It's possible you have something called "central sensitization". It's when the way your brain processes information causes you to experience pain without there being a clear reason for it. Fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression can all cause such experiences. The good news is that there are treatments. You might want to consult with a psychiatrist or pain management specialist. Hope this helps. Read more...