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Neurologist have tested my back and leg to find cause of leg weakness but say no problems found.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 11, 2014
  • 01:39 AM

I had a hip surgery in 2011 at the VA Hospital to have a bone-spur removed. I went through 1 month of PT and thought everything was OK. Then I started noticing that my leg was getting weaker and I couldn't bend down on my leg and push back up. I can't even lift up my heel and stand on my toes. The VA sent me for another month of PT and said my weakness was due to lack of muscle strength. That didn't work and my leg muscles were still weak. The VA then sent me to their Neurologist for a nerve test on my back and leg. After all of the test were conducted the VA told me that nothing was wrong with my leg or back and that all of this was in my head and told me to talk to a psychiatrist. I told them that my leg weakness is a physical problem and that mentally I want to be able to walk normally on that leg and I do try and exercise but my leg continues to be weak and it's still about 0.5 inches smaller in diameter than the good leg. I have been tested literally from head to toe for this leg muscle weakness problem. Is there any other test that I could have done that might shed some light on what exactly is causing this ?

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  • I'm having the same problem. I have been to neurologist, rheumatologist (a total of 10 doctors in my area, all specialist except one) and still no specific diagnosis. It's getting harder and harder for me to rise from a chair and walk. Before ths started, approx 5 weeks ago, I was working out at my gym 4 days a week without problems. I have been tested and retested. Last week had an MRI of back which showed same disc problems I've had for 15 years, nothing different.
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