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Bilateral Upper Extremity Weakness
Hard to say: Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine and is not usually used to describe any other part of the body. So to say scoliosis of the upper limbs is not a common way to describe any deformity of the arms. All that being said, it may have been someone's attempt to describe a curvature of the arms, or you may not have understood what was said. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Nerve damage: If you have unilateral muscle weakness and atrophy there has to be an injury or impingement of the nerve which innervates that part of your leg. A demyelinating process such as MS may also lead to muscle atrophy and weakness unilaterally. Other causes may be trauma to that muscle, prolonged immobilization in a cast, or not weight bearing on the leg can lead to loss of strength and muscle mass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Increasing numbness limbs constant pain and spasms in lower & upper back & down left leg, MRI lumbar showed bulge disk L4 l5, rotatory scoliosis causes
Nonspecific: Believe it or not, scoliosis does not cause pain for most patients - unless the scoliosis is very severe. Similarly, a disk bulge is often of no consequence, and is simply a normal finding as we age. See a physician (consider seeing a neurologist since you have numbness) for further evaluation. ...Read more
Annular tear L4/L5 disc. Could that cause aching in leg muscles @ night, intermittent knee weakness, numbness in lateral quad in L leg, sweating fits?
Is this a recurrence: Are these new symptoms or a recurrence from symptoms you had prior to surgery? Although we always hope for the most long lasting and optimal results following back surgery the reality is spinal canal stenosis is a chronic and progressive disease. Repeat surgeries are risky so be wary especially if the 1st surgery didn't "hold" after such a short period of time. ...Read more
EMG of upper and lower limbs showing mild neurogenic changes from bilateral L2-L3 innervation means what?
Fairly nonspecific: These findings don't suggest anything specific, but of course it would depend on the actual values of the nerve conduction studies and the findings on EMG. You should discuss this with the ordering health care provider, since they may have been looking for something specific. ...Read more
Lumbar scoliosis. Experiencing sciatica pain. Recently accompanied by muscle spasms in buttocks and calf. Tingling and numbness in arms and hands ?
Lumbar scoliosis: Where you diagnosed by a physician. While the tingling and numbness in the arms may result from cervical radiculopathy, The spasms in the buttocks and legs may be related to the lumbar scoliosis. An evaluation and possible radiological studies will be helpful. Your age and full medical history ...Read more
Tingling and numbness both upper and lower extremities. MRI of neck showed mild posterior bulging of disk between C5 and C6.
Neuropathy: Numbness and tingling is a symptom of neuropathy (nerve damage). That can have numerous causes from benign and self limiting to serious conditions. If it is a recent observation, wait and it may resolve spntaneously. If it persists, increases or recurs then do see your pcp for a thorough history and examination. ...Read more
Left sided tingling numbness pain weakness. Subarachnoid hemorrhage in 2011 - right sided. MRI MRA clear. Difficulty breathing. Help?
Sciatica: You are describing sciatic nerve pain or sciatica, due to compression of the nerve somewhere as it runs from the spinal cord down the leg. Spasm or contraction of the piriformis muscle deep in the buttocks, can cause sciatica. Piriformis syndrome may be causing your symptoms. See your doctor for specific exercises that can help. ...Read more
Unable to abduct upper left leg due to worsening muscle weakness. Lower back pain x6 yrs. Mri spine "not bad" mild disc herniation l4/l5/s1. Now what?
If muscle weakness: You should be evaluated by spine specialist. Either neurosurgery or orthopedic spine fellowship trained doctor who can relieve the pressure on the nerve by that disc. Assuming you have had conservative care, including physical therapy, possible injections by pain management, adjustment by chiropractor very briefly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain L ischial tuberosity w/outer hip tension. Back stiffness, difficulty straightening. Paresthesia L shin/sole of the foot. L calf pain. Weakness L leg w/standing/exertion. Progressive symptoms. Neg. MRI hip & ischial tuberosity. Advice, please. ?
Need evaluation back: You also need a back evaluation as well . This can be neurologic or myofascial pain as a part of your complaints. It may not be just one cause. ...Read more
29y/o F. Numbness/tingling feet rt hand. Feet cold burning. upper arm ache to elbow. labs/mri/emg normal. Mild degenerative disc/ iron10. Flagyl X2 bv?
Numbness normal MRI: The fact that MRI/EMG is normal is good news.Did they check thyroid? glucose? sed rate,ANA(autoimmune issues)? lyme titer? Could be reflux or H pylori, low iron Vit D, B12 , magnesium, potassium calcium, supplement if low. Check diet: Vegetarian(vit deficiency)?Do you have discomfort with eating(, may be malabsorping)?. Do fingers turn purple? Could be Raynauds. F/U with doctor/urgent care ...Read more
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