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    How Do You Treat foot drop ?     Question: My mother has nerve compression in her low back, which has resulted in foot drop of her right foot. What other options does she have besides surgery? Answer: To help our readers who aren't familiar with drop foot (sometimes called foot drop), this is a nerve and muscular disorder that prevents the patient from lifting the front of his or her foot. A person with drop foot will notice a change in their gait (known as steppage gait), and patients may also experience pain and/or numbness. Nerve compression that leads to foot drop is typically caused by a herniated disc in the lumbar spine, specifically at L4-L5; the fourth and fifth vertebrae in the low back. Most herniated discs get better with time and do not require surgery. There are many non-surgical treatments for herniated discs, including bed rest, exercises medication and  minimal invasive techniques. Unfortunately, with foot drop, the longer the nerve is compressed, the less chance for recovery. The nerves that elevate the foot, and are affected in foot drop, are the most sensitive nerves lumbar spine—and the least resilient. Now, you might wonder how nerve compression in your low back affects the nerves in your legs. The reason is that the nerves affected in foot drop begin in your low back and extend down to your legs and feet. When the nerve is compressed for very long, cells in the nerve become damaged and the nerve cannot transmit the signal to the feet. This nerve damage can be irreversible. Consequently, foot drop is often permanent, even if the nerves are decompressed surgically. Regardless, the duration of foot drop and the amount of compression should be evaluated by a surgeon.
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    Disc problem is very common in all age group, low back pain one suppose to be a simple problem, now appearing as measure health issue, more over treated by anyone with different name-slipped disc or scitica or naska dabav etc, but keep in mind without a proper diagnosis by specialist doctor if you are taking a treatment for your Disc problem, you may be relieved for hors or days or week but longterm solution is not by anyone. if you are going to any doctor, he will simply ask for xrays-can anybody tell me, how a nerve can be seen by your doctor in xrays ?as a patient its your right to ask for etiology as well as prognosis, about your problem of # low Back pain.unless acomple picture of your disesase is not taken in to consideration, its useless to get such treatment. if you are having this complaints? numbness, tingling sensation in leg or hands heaviness in hands and leg cramps in legs hands or shoulder heaviness with restricted movement. buttocks pinching hip pain or heaviness in lower back. what you shuld do to avoid complication???? 1-consult any qualified doctors like pain physician, neurosurgeon, orthopaedic, neurophysican, physiatrist. but unwanted exercise by anyone may leads to undesire situation like loss of power, or sensation or sometime problemin toilet or latrine etc.so always be careful brfore taking treatment. you can have any option as mentioned simple bed rest but not longtime rest simple medicine like pain killer or muscle relaxants simple exercise under supervision of any technical physiotherapist if your problem still persist after long term trial with any method above then surgery may last option! we can think for minimal invasive techniques ? , that are possible with interventional pain physician oe neurosurgeon only. avoid unwanted surgery by common practicing conventional surgery. endoscopic laser or pn hole techniques are possible way to avoid open surgery for spine.
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