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Can C5-C5 thecal sac indention cause right arm pain, weakness & the hand to be frozen cold? Can it cause constant dizziness & balance issues headaches

Can C5-C5 thecal sac indention cause right arm pain, weakness & the hand to be frozen cold? Can it cause constant dizziness & balance issues headaches

Insufficent data: Please repost: Are you referring to an MRI? If so, please state. Do you mean "indentation"? If so, indentation by what? Indentation of the thecal sac by itself is only an incidental finding. What is indenting it is what's important. Also, you posted "C5-C5." Do you mean C4-C5 or C5-C6? Please also state how the doctor who ordered the test answered your question; or, if you haven't asked, why not. ...Read more

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Arm Weakness (Definition)

There is a normal range of motor strength that each muscle group in the body has. Arm weakness would simply be a lesser motor strength than normal in one or muscle groups ...Read more


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I have perceived arm weakness in my right arm but my arm isnt actually weak. I'm worried about a stroke because of my anxiety, how to tell it's stroke?

I have perceived arm weakness in my right arm but my arm isnt actually weak. I'm worried about a stroke because of my anxiety, how to tell it's stroke?

Once your doc has: ruled out stroke and other medical situations, please see a mental health professional. He/she can teach you ways to deal w/your anxiety disorder. Please don't rely on drug therapy alone. ...Read more

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Right arm weakness and burning feeling after tennis. Did I play too many hours?

Right arm weakness and burning feeling after tennis. Did I play too many hours?

Maybe: It depends on your level of conditioning and how long you played. You should be seen to evaluate it. ...Read more

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Right arm: weakness, muscle pain, elbow pain, constantly. What could it be?

Right arm: weakness, muscle pain, elbow pain, constantly. What could it be?

Tendonitis: Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis, often presents as pain and/or weakness in the arm. Most of the symptoms are felt on the outside part of the elbow, down through the forearm. Lifting pain be painful, as can use i'd the hand or arm. Ice, otc nsaid's and braces are good initial treatments. If pain persists for more than 4-6 weeks, go see a board certified orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What could cause worsening arm weakness and pain? The pain goes down both sides of the back of the elbow, but the whole arm is weak.

What could cause worsening arm weakness and pain? The pain goes down both sides of the back of the elbow, but the whole arm is weak.

Pinched nerve?: You may have a pinched nerve in the neck, possibly caused by a disc in the neck putting pressure on a nerve. You need to see a doctor and have this checked, before the weakness becomes permanent. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause a recent dominant arm weakness?

What could cause a recent dominant arm weakness?

Nerve Involvement: Most common reasons for weakness without other symptoms are that a nerve controlling muscles in the arm has been compressed (can occur in the neck/spine, brachial plexus, shoulder, elbow). Other reasons like stroke or loss of circulation usually have other signs such nausea, loss of pulse, feeling of cold skin or numbness. Would advise testing and visit to neurologist or pcp first to diagnose it. ...Read more

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Can cervical disk bulge cause arm weakness?

Can cervical disk bulge cause arm weakness?

Possible: If the disc is pressing on a nerve root or part of the spinal cord, it could cause weakness and/or numbness in the arm. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of left arm weakness, dizziness, and cold sweat?

What could be the cause of left arm weakness, dizziness, and cold sweat?

See your Dr.: You need to see your dr for an accurate diagnosis. Depending on age it could be cardiac in origen but only a good h & p and ekg will reveal this. Only your dr can give you a good answer on this one. ...Read more

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What causes severe upper arm weakness, rolled forward shoulders, and winging of the scapula (more pronounced on the left side) in a 30 y.o. female?

What causes severe upper arm weakness, rolled forward shoulders, and winging of the scapula (more pronounced on the left side) in a 30 y.o. female?

There ate many poss-: -ibilies. Winging of the scapula is best tested by doing a wall pushup. If severe winging could be due to nerve injury to the brachial plexus involving the long thoracic nerve of Bell. Seen after breast removal. Because of arm weakness brachial plexus higher up as in TOS can cause this. Seek out a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon 4 exam& images. Hands on exam is needed. ...Read more

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What viruses can cause brachial neuritis? Fever x1 week then left shoulder pain x1 week then left arm weakness. Md believes caused by virus. Agree?

What viruses can cause brachial neuritis? Fever x1 week then left shoulder pain x1 week then left arm weakness. Md believes caused by virus. Agree?

Parsonage Turner: The brachial plexus painful paralysis may not be a direct virus infection of the nerves, but as a consequence of an immune attack. Upper respiratory virus infection - your immune system mounts an attack - and (by accident) attacks molecules in your brachial plexus myelin sheath. ("collateral damage" so to speak.) the condition is called parsonage turner syndrome. Pls discuss with your md. ...Read more

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Saline rinse with benzalkonium chloride cause rapid heartbeat/leg/arm weakness/bad dizziness. My pervious saline spray didn't contain that/nosideeffect?

Saline rinse with benzalkonium chloride cause rapid heartbeat/leg/arm weakness/bad dizziness. My pervious saline spray didn't contain that/nosideeffect?

Switch Salines: Sounds like a unique reaction. Switch to the other saline if you tolerated it just fine. You can also just use clean table salt. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of vision problems in left eye, pain the left neck and arm, weakness, dizziness and disorientation?

What are the possible causes of vision problems in left eye, pain the left neck and arm, weakness, dizziness and disorientation?

Well this is a hard : Question. Left eye vision problems - see an eye doctor imeditely
vision loss is serious

pain in the left neck is not usually related to your brain. Or eyes

weakness and disiness coul dbe from a stroke or possible heart disease. You need to see a doctor.

If progressive go to the emergency room you coul dbe having a stroke. ...Read more

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What causes arm weakness , lifting causes facial spasm, movement or touching head causes spasms, back of head and neck sore. Mri of brain and neck ok?

What causes arm weakness , lifting causes facial spasm, movement or touching head causes spasms, back of head and neck sore. Mri of brain and neck ok?

Unrelated: Sometimes, with fibromyalgia especially, symptoms may have a non-neurological etiology. Consider having prior imaging re-read and/or redone if none over more than 3 years. Consider treatment for symptoms to decide if neurochemical cause. ...Read more