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A 38-year-old female asked:

Very sore back, tingling in upper left shoulder and loss of muscle strength? not ms what could it be? spine xrays normal except l3-4 minimal spondylit

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Cervical radiculopat: I had the same problem and ended up with surgery. The involvement of nerves in spinal conditions are not seen by xr but rather by mri. The degree of compression is not equal to symptoms usually. Have it evaluated, your doctor can order MRI if he feels it is needed. Not all will need surgery and pt may help but that is after proper evaluation.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
?brachial plexus: Consider a problem involving upper brachial plexus. The pain could be part of a Parsonage-Turner syndrome. An EMG test might help. See a neurologist. Agree, this is NOT MS.

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