What causes difficulty in walking, leg pain, and numbness in the feet without any apparent injury?
The only pain he has .. is when i squeeze on his calf muscles area ..
This makes me believe he has swelling and it causing the pain..
He has a lot of pain if he attempts ot stand on his leg, but he cannot do it alone.
I brought him to family doctor for check up, and she been their doctor for 12 years and she is good doctor but saw no sign of injury. I have my son sitting in comfortable chair legs up with ice on his feet and angles and have given him 1 naoproxin. I will give him 1 ibuprofin after 2 hours .. PLEASE HELP
I recalled as a child this happened to me once when i was about 6, we walked all night for Halloween, and the next morning i fell down when i tried to walk and could not walk .. I recover in a day or two ..
I also need to find the correct specialist and type of doctor, that can properly treat my son to help him regain use of his legs, so he can walk.
I presume he will need some sort of prozone / steroid shot and maybe physical theraphy, at minimum. But need to have him checked out and helped.
Spinal cord pathological conditions to be excluded.
I have read your question and understand your concerns.
Difficulty in walking and sensory disturbances in legs without any apparent injuries, in rare cases, may be caused by spinal cord conditions such arteriovenous malformations, transverse myelitis, for example.
I'd suggest taking your son to a Neurologist to evaluate him about any condition related to his spinal cord and also to have imaging studies done (MRI) in order to understand his condition better.
Treatment depends on the evaluations results.
Hope you found the answer helpful. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr. Erion Spaho, Neurologist, Surgical
Can you tell me the most likely cause ?
Spent last two days in ER, etc ....Cause STILL UNKNOWN
He has no spinal damage that is visible in MRI, No spinal compression, MS has been
They did not see signs of spinal infection or inflamation ...
They are assuming it spinal .. cause both legs
He did second MRI .. full brain scan , full body scan, and they doing spinal fluid analysis, and a barrage of blood tests ..
I would like to inquiry possible TOP 5-8 most likely conditions that could cause such problems.
My son is at the XXXXXXX Children Hospital,
I am just looking for possibilities .... that can be evaluated and ruled out ..
or to test and identify ...
I pushed them and they are giving him steroid and anti inflammatory treatments,
becaue he did have sport injury damage and maybe it will stimulate his legs to respond ...
so, that is one other Question ....
IS THERE ANYTHING that we can DO treatment wise ,, that will help to STIMULATE MY SON's LEG TO respond, work ... His lower leg motor skills is non existence .. no movement capable.
are there spinal cord issues trama related that are not visually recognizable .. with MRI ?
Possible conditions listed below. SCIWORA to consider also.
Possible conditions that may cause such issues include transverse myelitis, dural arterial-venous fistula, spinal cord tumors, trauma.
Contrast-enhanced MRI of the spinal cord is necessary to get a full view of the spinal cord and above-mentioned conditions.
If contrast MRI excludes any spinal cord lesions, SCIWORA (Spinal Cord Injury Without Radiographic Abnormality) is a possible explanation.
Immobilization of the spine for one or two months is necessary in cases of SCIWORA.
Hope this helps.
Dr. Erion Spaho, Neurologist, Surgical
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