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I have a very weak leg after severe back pain three weeks

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I have a very weak leg after severe back pain three weeks ago, there is no pain but I am unable to stand unless my leg is straight, if I bend it I collapse, There is a tingling sensation all the time, the muscles do not seem to respond below the knee, from a sitting position I am unable to fully straighten my leg, but no pain. I hope you can help' I can't get a Dr appointment for two weeks .
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 5 months ago.

Hi

Welcome to JA and thanks for asking

Your symptom suggest the possibility of a lumbar spine problem. It can be due to lumbar spondylosis,spinal stenosis or a lumbar disc disease. These symptoms needs further evaluation and an MRI of the spine will be required to further investigate the cause . I would suggest to see the doctor at the earliest and go for an MRI. Usually nerve compression causes symptoms of tingling or numbness . It would be best to see a neurologist at this point.If you cant find an early appointment then do visit your GP or if you feel worsening symptom never mind going to an urgent care facility

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