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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes leg paralysis?

Was told by doctor that I have leg paralysis after I was one day unable to move my legs until a friend helped me by letting me hold on to him to walk. I now use a rollator walker to go everywhere. What could have caused this? I am 91 with essential tremors but otherwise am healthy. I take tramadol for back pain and other meds for high BP. e mail is YYYY@YYYY
Mon, 2 Apr 2018
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There are many causes of leg paralysis. Most of the causes result from some damage to either the nerves that go from the spine to the leg or from an injury to the brain. If you have not already, then it would be a good idea to see a neurologist to pinpoint the cause and perhaps get some treatment.

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
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