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L4 L5 disc protrusion with foot weakness

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
I am curious how many of you experience some foot weakness with L4 L5 disc protrusion. Mine protrusion is just moderate according to MRI but I do have partial foot drop. It seems that most of the people are complaining of pain but not the weakness.

Thank you

Foreign Girl


  • as i recall you had previous post saying pain went away but muscle weakness is now the problem. i hope conservative treatments can get the protrusion to go back into the disk....pete
  • Hi. Last november I had l4-l5 protrusion, pain = 10+, and partial foot drop. For 2 months I was largely immobile. No surgery after seeing 3 different doctors due to some other issues I have. Well, 10 months after food drop is gone, however I still have big toe weakness. It was a complete drop in toe, now it looks ok but it still weak. However I am happy to say that it does not bother me. I still have moderate amount of pain (most of days I manage w/o meds.) I do not sit for a long time, and I spent a lot of time doing some exercises (started slacking on them after starting feeling better). Still have occasional leg nerve pain, but overall I think that I am doing much better. I work full time now (from home, no commute) and do a lot of tasks standing, I travel (first class with flat seat), so I adjusted to my foot weakness and chronic pain and it is getting better and better every day. I can share some excercises I did for my foot if you are interested.
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