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Are jerky arm movements signs of multiple sclerosis?

Are jerky arm movements signs of multiple sclerosis?

Nonspecific: Jerky arm movements could be a sign of cerebellar ataxia, but could also represent a variety of tremors, chorea, myoclonus, and even focal seizure activity. Sure, some pts might have ms, but others might have essential tremor, parkinson's, huntington's, brain tumors or bleeds, etc. An expert neurologist can sort all of this out and pinpoint the diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Jerky Arm Movements (Definition)

Jerky arm movements are a clinical finding in which the arms moves in a jerky fashion. This may occur due to muscle or nerve disorders, or due to ...Read more


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Severe pain near left arm in the chest. I think its a muscle stretch. Its been 3 hours. can't sleep. treatment?

Severe pain near left arm in the chest. I think its a muscle stretch. Its been 3 hours. can't sleep. treatment?

Chest pain: Considering your age, it could be musculoskeletal but any pain radiating to left on the chest pain should be checked. You should at least go to the ER and get your troponins an EKG checked ...Read more

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Large herniation at c7. Pain is not severe, but arm is numb and weak. 2 months of conservative treatment hasn't worked. When do I consider surgery?

Large herniation at c7. Pain is not severe, but arm is numb and weak.  2 months of conservative treatment hasn't worked. When do I consider surgery?

Herniated disc: Numbness and weakness require you to have neurosurgical consult. Now a days there are minimal invasive procedures to correct herniated disc. Emg report is important. Remember arm is important for activities of daily living and earning livelihood. Thanks. ...Read more

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Smart port would not give a blood return. She put heparin in it.Still didn't work, for my treatment. Was about to use a vein in my arm. What shoulddo?

Smart port would not give a blood return. She put heparin in it.Still didn't work, for my treatment. Was about to use a vein in my arm. What shoulddo?

Portacath infusaport: I would suggest that you have the nurse attempt the use of cathflo, also known as tissue plasminogen activator. Often the ports stop working due to some small clots inside the port, and this medication often dissolves the clot & allows the port to start working again. If this does not solve the problem, then get a venogram through the port to trouble shoot the problem . . . Usually it can be fixed. ...Read more

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Boyfriend went and got treatment from ER a few days ago now he hasn't had a bowl movement he has a hernia too. But as the fever went away pain started?

Boyfriend went and got treatment from ER a few days ago now he hasn't had a bowl movement he has a hernia too. But as the fever went away pain started?

Hernia obstruction: He needs to call his doctor immediately. He could have an obstruction from his hernia. This needs to be addressed sooner than later. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for puncture wound on arm?

What is the best treatment for puncture wound on arm?

Puncture Wound Rx: As with all puncture wounds, immediate treatment with aggressive cleansing and disinfecting is the key. Any external dirt, particles, or objects must be removed. If bleeding is controlled, then a clean gauze dressing, changed every 2 days is sufficient. Watch for signs of bacterial infection with redness, more swelling, and drainage usually on the 2nd or 3rd day. This requires antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can there be a treatment (herbal or medical) for monomelic amyotrophy?

Can there be a treatment (herbal or medical) for monomelic amyotrophy?

No: It is a rare disorder of the motor cells (control muscle) in the spinal cord that occurs in youth, progresses for several years then stabilizes. There is no treatment for it. A neurologist can counsel you further. ...Read more

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I'm having neck problems and limited movement. Is there an effective treatment for this?

I'm having neck problems and limited movement. Is there an effective treatment for this?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of arm pain?

What's the best treatment to get rid of arm pain?

Depends: First find the cause, then worry about getting rid of, many causes, some are serious. ...Read more

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