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I have numbness/weakness/heat in left arm and neck from whiplash. Is this temporary. It worsens with movement of those areas.

I have numbness/weakness/heat in left arm and neck from whiplash.  Is this temporary.  It worsens with movement of those areas.

Depends: Whiplash is only a description of the injury, but it does not tell us how much, and what things are injured. If you continue to have symptoms, especially if you have had physical therapy, talk to your doctor as MRI may be needed to evaluate the nerves. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more


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Pain, numbness, tingling sensation and weakness in the left arm and legs. More weakness in the left knee. Help please.

Pain, numbness, tingling sensation and weakness in the left arm and legs. More weakness in the left knee. Help please.

Go to the ER now: Localized or unilateral (symptoms on one side of the body) numbness, weakness and tingling is concerning for an evolving neurological problem. People with these symptoms require emergent evaluation and should not attempt to drive a car. Let a family member, friend or ambulance do the transporting. ...Read more

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Weakness in left arm after exercise? Am a 18 year old male, no numbness/no tingling/no other symptoms. Able to stretch out left arm, can still punch

Weakness in left arm after exercise? Am a 18 year old male, no numbness/no tingling/no other symptoms. Able to stretch out left arm, can still punch

Arm weakness: Nerves that enter your arm through your shoulder can be overstretched during exercise, causing weakness that should improve with time provided that excessive exercise or exercising beyond your normal range of motion is avoided. ...Read more

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Severe pain under left shoulder blade & numbness down left arm till fingers.Tingly feeling in elbow.Neck is fine.Weakness in left arm. Supraspinatus ?

Severe pain under left shoulder blade & numbness down left arm till fingers.Tingly feeling in elbow.Neck is fine.Weakness in left arm. Supraspinatus ?

Need exam: Your symptoms suggest cubital tunnel syndrome ( ulnar nerve entrapment @ elbow) but a thorough history and physical exam is required to confirm. Supraspinatus( rotator cuff) injuries can occasionally present as you describe but this would be unusual. Most RC strains or tears cause pain w/ overhead activities, difficulty sleeping on the affected shoulder and/ or weakness... Best of Luck! ...Read more

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M feeling pain in my left half of the body. N feeling numbness in my left arm is it due to continous sitting in one position in ofc or due to weakness?

M feeling pain in my left half of the body. N feeling numbness in my left arm is it due to continous sitting in one position in ofc or due to weakness?

It may be due to it: It may be due to sitting in certain position in your chair in office. Try to change your position in chair or use a padded cushion and if it still persists have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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My bicep muscle on my left arm has been "twitching" for the past 48 hours, I don't have any weakness or numbness in the arm. ?

My bicep muscle on my left arm has been "twitching" for the past 48 hours, I don't have any weakness or numbness in the arm. ?

And the question is?: Is it ALS?-- No Is it life threatening?- No Is it going to stop?- They always do at some point How can I make it go away?- Well, sometimes you can and sometimes you can't Should I go to the ER? No, but if it's still there another day and it's bothering you set up an appointment to see your doctor. Some blood work, a quick physical exam and he may be able to give something to slow it down. ...Read more

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I feel heavy or tightness on my left chest and numbness on my left arm, then shortness of breath and weakness?

I feel heavy or tightness on my left chest and numbness on my left arm, then shortness of breath and weakness?

Go to ER: Cannot tell you over internet what cause is, however it is concerning for possibly originating from your heart, so you need to go to the er for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Left arm pain weakness and numbness. What kind of doctor should I see? Pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male

Left arm pain weakness and numbness. What kind of doctor should I see? Pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male

Neurologisr: There are many possible causes. The presence of weakness and numbness strongly suggest that nerves are being compressed in the arm. This could eminate fron the neck or from nerve entrapment at the elbow ( cubital tunnel syndrome). A neurologist can diagnose this with elctrical studies and radiographic imagiong as needed. ...Read more