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A 23-year-old female asked:

what could cause me to get nerve damage in several areas in my back and neck. got in neck affecting left arm and lower back affecting right leg?

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Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Back: The most common cause is a disk or back injury at your age. Other less common problems for a women your age include syringomyelia, inherited disk diseases, infections, scoliosis, and certain types of arthritis ( especially a group called seronegative spondyloarthropathies). Best bet is to see your family doc or a rheumatologist to get it checked out.

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Last updated Feb 22, 2014

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