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sudden weakness in left leg

i am a patient of spine cord injury level c6-7.
date of injury 13-09-2008.i have a quite good recovery in left leg almost grade 3 in all muscles.
right leg become spastic.was taking lioresal tablets 60mg daily (no significant impact on spasticity) after the advise of a doctor now  i have reduced the dose to 30mg.i had started walking with stick though for small distance around 200 mtrs.
suddenly starting this month i had weakness in right leg now the condition is that even with walker its getting difficult to walk a few steps.there is no spasticity in left leg.can u please advise me on this.
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Thank you very much for your question; although it is quite hard for me to give you a precise opinion here without being able to examine you, but I would try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern. In slipped disc or disc prolapse conditions symptoms may originate due to nerve root pressure, pressure on the spinal cord and pressure on the tail bone. Common symptoms could be paralysis of muscles, pain radiating to the arms or legs, leg pain and numbness, tingling, or weakness. Warning symptoms can include loss of control of the bladder function, paralysis & spasticity of both the legs. Since you are suffering continuous weakness and notice reduced strength of muscle bulk in left leg, please arrange an appointment with a neurologist right away. Further referral to a physiotherapist for spinal exercises could be beneficial and may produce relief of symptoms. Hope this helps. Take Care & Stay Healthy!!!


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