A 29-year-old male asked:
Can nerve entrapment cause weight loss, muscle wasting and muscle weakness.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam answered
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Whichever part of the body is suffering the nerve entrapment, can go for muscle wasting and weakness ,if nerves are trapped by bands, scars .Pl get evaluated by an orthopedician/neurologist /PCP, get nerve condn studies and electromyogram to confirm the entrapment. But if the muscle weakness and wasting occur in different parts of the body, cause is not local but systemic ,eg MS,motor neuron disea
Answered on Jun 22, 2019
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