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130 Possible Causes for Abnormal Gait, Acute Low Back Pain

  • Osteoporosis

    The most consistent predictors of future falls are clinically detected abnormalities of gait or balance (likelihood ratio range, 1.7-2.4).[doi.org] Therefore, compression fracture should be suspected in any patient older than 50 years with acute onset of sudden low back pain.[web.archive.org] Spinal compression fractures may lead to difficulty walking and/or loss of balance leading to an increased risk of falling and breaking a hip, or other bones.[spineuniverse.com]

  • Meningitis

    “Children in this age group get a fever, a stiff neck, and may have difficulty walking or reaching for their toys,” says Dr. Pellett Madan.[health.com]

  • Multiple Myeloma

    , Robert A. Kyle , Ruth M. Pfeiffer , Jerry A. Katzmann , Neil E. Caporaso , Richard B. Hayes , Angela Dispenzieri , Shaji Kumar , Raynell J. Clark , Dalsu Baris , Robert Hoover and S. Vincent Rajkumar Blood 2009 113:5412-5417; doi: Abstract Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is a premalignant[…][doi.org]

  • Lumbar Radiculopathy

    Abstract BACKGROUND: Inferior vena cava thrombosis is a rare but important cause of acute low back pain and lumbar radiculopathy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This may cause patients to experience difficulty walking and difficulty sitting down for prolonged periods of time.[lancasterortho.com] The use of a classification approach to identify subgroups of patients with acute low back pain: Inter-rater reliability and short-term treatment outcomes.[health.utah.edu]

  • Lumbar Spinal Cord Tumor

    Diagnosis and management of acute low back pain.[cancercarewny.com] Some common signs of spinal tumors may include: Pain (back and/or neck pain, arm and/or leg pain) Muscle weakness or numbness in the arms or legs Difficulty walking General[cancercenter.com] walking that may lead to falls Muscle contractions or spasms Sometimes paralysis Diagnosis of Spinal Cord Tumor Spinal cord tumors may sometimes go unnoticed as its symptoms[thebrainandspine.com]

  • Appendicitis

    […] in the upper and/or lower quadrants, suprapubic pain, generalised abdominal pain, low back pain or rectal pain.[patient.info] Symptoms of appendicitis include abdominal pain, vomiting, lack of appetite and difficulty walking, says Kelly Kogut, MD, in pediatric general surgery at Sunrise Children's[sharecare.com] This makes it important to consider the appendix as a differential diagnosis of all acute abdominal pain, and to identify the caecum by imaging in patients with suspicion[patient.info]

  • Spinal Cord Neoplasm

    Diagnosis and management of acute low back pain.[cancercarewny.com] Some common signs of spinal tumors may include: Pain (back and/or neck pain, arm and/or leg pain) Muscle weakness or numbness in the arms or legs Difficulty walking General[cancercenter.com] walking Muscle contractions or spasms Surgery While surgery is increasingly recommended for benign and malignant primary spinal cord tumors, the role of surgery in spinal[ucsfhealth.org]

  • Vertebral Compression Fracture

    Kyphosis may put pressure on the spinal cord, causing numbness, tingling, weakness, difficulty walking, and loss of control of the bowel and bladder.[neurosurgicalassociatespc.com] Prevalence of and Screening for Serious Spinal Pathology in Patients Presenting to Primary Care Settings With Acute Low Back Pain .[snyderphysicaltherapy.com] walking Loss of control of the bowel or bladder Diagnosis You will be asked about your symptoms and medical history.[uvahealth.com]

  • Leg Length Inequality

    Abstract Differences in the right and left lumbosacral facetal "joint angles' are compared in non-acute low back pain patients with a leg length discrepancy of greater than[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The magnitude of leg-length inequality closely correlated with awareness of the inequality, abnormal gait, use of ambulatory assistive devices, the need for a shoe lift, prior[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] PURPOSE: Leg length inequalities (LLIs) can result in an increased energy consumption, abnormal gait or osteoarthritis of the hip.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cerebral Palsy with Spastic Diplegia

    […] reflexes Abnormal gait Crossed knees Walking on tiptoes Quick links[cerebralpalsy.org.uk] ., [2003]-Conducted a study on effects of MET in patients with acute low back pain.[ukessays.com] People with cerebral palsy may have difficulty walking. They may also have trouble with tasks such as writing or using scissors.[icdlist.com]

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