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What Causes Decreased Movement In Legs And Weakness?

Hello I m a 22 year old female 5 foot 2 inches 117 pounds. I m currently in the process of changing my pcm as I felt the PA I was seeing was very distance with me and did not listen to what I had to day. As soon as I get assigned a new Dr. I will be consulting with him. My concerns at three moment are that I have may have ms. my fathe r has it I know the disease is not inherited but that the chances of me having it are higher. My biggest issue is with my legs I have decreased muscle tone decreased movement and weakness on both right and left leg more so on the right then left. I have been going to physical therapy for my leg issues but my therapist says I m still losing strength. I also have muscle twitches in my legs and abdomen and will some times wake up with my legs very sore even if I haven t done anything physical with them. I get very extreme pain in my arms and legs it seems to be random and lats from hours to days I have never had any issues with my arms before therefore find the arm pain weird. I get severe headaches that make my eyes feel like they ll pop that usually lasts all day. I randomly get very dizzy and have blurred vision I m constantly tired. I have on two occasions had shooting pain in my face. The PA I was seeing before not only didn t listen to what I had to say but refused to do any further testing and insisted that it s all in my head and that the physical therapy if the only thing that will help. should I be trying to have an mri or cat scan done? How can I convince my new dr to at least look into the issue further ? And what do you suggest I do? Thank you for time
Wed, 10 Aug 2022
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Hello,

You definitely need an MRI of brain and spinal cord. These abnormal sensations and also weakness can be due to multiple factors and we need to rule that out. On assumptions basis it can be due to nerve compression in the spine of may be some grey or white matter changes in the brain. But without ruling it out it's difficult to comment. So an mri of brain and spine is of choice. Post this you can be advised with medication and also a physical therapy.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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What Causes Decreased Movement In Legs And Weakness?

Hello, You definitely need an MRI of brain and spinal cord. These abnormal sensations and also weakness can be due to multiple factors and we need to rule that out. On assumptions basis it can be due to nerve compression in the spine of may be some grey or white matter changes in the brain. But without ruling it out it s difficult to comment. So an mri of brain and spine is of choice. Post this you can be advised with medication and also a physical therapy. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist