Can neuroforaminal compromise on left side with impingement exiting L5 nerve roots cause imbalance?
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I have gone through your medical history in detail.
Moderate amount of neuroforaminal compromise with impingement of nerve roots should cause some amount of pain and/or tingling numbness in the back and legs.
It should not cause difficulty in walking or imbalance unless the disease is quite old one with severe impingement/compression of the nerve roots or thecal sac.
Other causes of imbalance like brain disorders,cerebellar ataxia,small brain affections,motor neuron disease etc should be ruled out.
You should consult a neurophysician and get electromyography and nerve conduction velocities of the lower limbs done to come to exact diagnosis.
You can share the MRI report here so that i can guide you better.
I hope the answer was useful.
Feel free to ask me any follow up queries that you may have.
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