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Why won't my legs work anymore

I'm at the hospital and I've had 5 MRIS one of my knees to on my back one of my neck and one of my head they can't figure out why my legs don't work they just quit working all of a sudden completely I mean not all of a sudden the more I would use them the less they would work now they don't work at all I can't even lift them and they can't figure out why I've had a spinal tap and the MRIS and I need help
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When you have the MRIS of your spine done, was it done with Contrast at a reputable hospital with a decent MRI Machine and were they looking for anything specific?
Reason I ask is well sometimes MRI machines suck. Sometimes you have to go somewhere else that has a better machine. Some are better than others and well if they are looking for MS
They usually will use MS protocol. They might look at you crazy when you know that but its true. MS sometimes doesn't show up on MRIs too. Sometimes the lesions can take while to appear and be gone within a short time. Sometimes if the MRI machine is weak they miss something in the Spine that can cause that. Given the fact they were working and suddenly dont work anymore sounds like a spinal injury that was suddenly made worse. I'm not a Dr. though I just know that sometimes those Machines can miss things. Definitely have repeat MRIs done at some point. Don't ever go off of one and be done. Because Lesions on the spine and the brain can appear and disappear. Are you only seeing your family Dr. or have you seen a Specialist?
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No I'm at a hospital and have multiple neurologist well there was four of them and a Neo surgeon I'm sorry neurosurgeon and they can't figure it out and I've had contrast MRIS they said the MRI of my brain wasn't good that I could have MS and they did a spinal tap to confirm that I haven't got the results yet
But if I have MS why would that be the only symptoms my legs not working
Sounds like transverse myelitis or poliomyelitis but that would be the spinal cord, not the brain....unless you had prior brain lesions and did not know about them  Sometimes they don't cause symptoms.  I'm no doc by the way.  Just an opinion.  Hope you get better.
To answer your question honestly as a person who suffers from multiple illnesses one not being MS I cannot answer that question and I would like to encourage you to repost this perhaps in the MS forum portion of the site, since there are people on there who do indeed suffer from MS and can tell you. Neurological conditions are a very tricky thing. It took me years for them to find one of my conditions that used tests to look for it however the tests kept missing it. Suddenly it popped up in my blood and it was another year before I got my diagnosis after nearly 4 years gone by unable to work or walk without assistance.  There are things that can affect the brain and nervous system via the brain or just affect it in general that Drs have to go through all kinds of testing and medical books to rule out.

Repost in the MS forums and ask your questions there. A lady named Super_mum MS I believe is the moderator on that and within a few days youll likely have a response maybe even the same day. I apologize I cant be of more assistance.
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