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Left Arm Weakness
Several poss. causes: Could be illness such as ms, certain autoimmune disorders, every dystrophy, or others. Commonly, it's due to nerve impingement in the neck due to arthritis or disc disease. Other causes include rib, sternal, clavicle or thoracic spine dysfunction, rotator cuff tear, tendinitis and muscle strain, etc. A thorough physical exam, including osteopathic hand-on diagnosis, could provide an answer. ...Read more
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
I had a sudden onset of left arm weakness pain in my upper left chest that is running down my left arm and also left jaw pain. Started 12hrs ago?
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I am having severe headaches, left arm weakness, and sudden quick blackouts. Who should I make an appt with? I am also continuously losing weight
You have a # of: Problems. If this is occuring acutely please be transported to the emergency room now. Is you primary care provider aware of these episodes - if not, is imperative that he/she be informed asap. These are very serious sx - especially w your hypertension ; cardiomyopathy. ...Read more
Svt: Svt can cause the symptoms you describe. ...Read more
I have cong.Cervical spinal stenosis on 3 levels.Mri is showing some compression . Lermittes signs , no reflexes in left arm & weakness.Options?
Severe upper back pain progressing over months, left arm weakness, worse at night- clear t-spine MRI w/o contrast- could it have missed something?
C spine problem?: Has your cervical spine been checked? Left arm symptoms are much more commonly related to cervical spine disc and degenerative problems than thoracic problems. Get a good exam of the cervical spine and left shoulder. You may need a cervical MRI and NCV study to localized etiology. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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