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A 41-year-old male asked:

can a spine injury cause weight loss in arms?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: A neurologic injury at a high enough spinal level can lead to weakness of varying degrees to the arms or regions of the arms leading to muscle wasting or atrophy whichbis an actual loss of muscle mass appearing as weight loss.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Spine. : If you had spinal injury to your neck. C4 to T1 supply the nerves to your arms. If damaged this can lead to loss of muscle mass.

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