Thank you for posting your query.
can be due to disc prolapse
at L4-5 level also, if the compression of the nerve
there is severe. However, in this case, we expect a sharp, shooting pain from low back to the foot region.
Foot drop can also occur due to involvement of peroneal nerves (located in the leg). This can occur due to a viral infection. So, I would agree with your doctor.
Current treatment is alsong correct lines, with physiotherapy
being the most effective. A foot drop splint
should also be worn.
Please get back if you require any additional information.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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