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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No. : Osteopenia is simply softening of the bones. It is not painful and does not affect the muscles.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angus Worthing
17 years experience in Internal Medicine
No swelling: Muscles may feel swollen but not appear to actually swell. The pain sometimes feels like weakness.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Albright
17 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Nerve Compression: Nerve compression can cause weakness and muscle wasting in the extremities. The nerves coming out of your neck go down the arm. The nerves coming out ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Peripheral nerves: Your symptoms seem to be more related to a peripheral neuropathy vs myopathy. Not likely stemming from the central nervous system
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
Need workup: Your symptoms too nonspecific to give you a firm diagnosis in 400 characters or less. You should see your doctor for a full workup including thyroid a ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Need evaluation: Many explanations, which might include thyroid problems, medication reactions, occult presentation of neurological disorder, toxins, chemical imbalanc ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
28 years experience in Pain Management
No: The nerves to the arms arise from the cervical region. The nerves to the legs arise from the lumbar region. I would go see a neurologist for ongoing ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Yes to both : That pinch or narrowing of the spinal canal causes you to have pain. Pain when you move it is a signal that if you don't move it it will not hurt. Lac ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Doctor's examination: After more history, then decision which way to go, neurologist input may be needed, wish you well
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: Something does not compute here. I am not certain how truly weak you can be if the rheumatologist found normal strength on exam. Get an opinion with a ... Read More
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