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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
Needs work up: Diagnosis of autoimmune arthritis (such as RA) includes blood work, clinical exam, and if nec. a variety of imaging. See your Dr. From a radiology vi ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
See below: Digits 4 and 5 involve ulnar nerve, most of shoulder girdle involves upper brachial plexus (c-5, 6), triceps radial nerve or c-7, but you may be exper ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Possible : But the described symptoms of fatigue, burning, and aching muscles involving the "bum"//thigh and shoulder/arm (proximal muscles) are most likely due ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
No: A single pinched nerve may cause weakness in the distribution of that nerve only. Hemiparesis=weakness on half the body should be caused by something ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: If pinching is severe enough paralysis can occur. If there is weakness in an arm or leg you need the advice of a surgeon.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: If the muscles in the arms or hand are weak, locking could occur.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Numb leg: Yes! sharp pain in a lower extremity due to nerve compression can cause this. Relieve by squatting down to flex the lumbar spine. Usually, anti-inflam ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Any discomfort in the body can make a person worries and feels light headed. Start with your primary care doctor!
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Dr. Thomas A. McNally
25 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not usually: Pinched nerves follow a specific pathway of pain in what is called a dermatome. These are isolated and well mapped in human anatomy. A pinched nerve u ... Read More
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