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Pinched Nerve In Neck Arm Weakness
What would the treatment be for a pinched nerve in the neck, causing worsening arm weakness, and pain on both sides of the back of the elbow?
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Left arm weakness for 2 months. Emg/nerve conduction study of neck & arm ruled out nerve/muscle issue. What could it be? Waiting for MRI in 2 weeks.
Arm weakness: You need to be evaluated by a neurosurgeon or spine specialist for determination of the cause and level. Arm weakness is often due to a cervical herniated disc usually at C5-6 or C6-7. Other levels are less common but not rare. There are other possible causes but at 27 the disc is more common. The MRI will be helpful. ...Read more
See doctor: This could be a sign of a "pinched nerve" in your neck. The nerves that control your arm exit small openings in your neck. If the neck injury irritated or compressed the nerve/s in your neck you may experience pain, numbness, and/or weakness. Your doctor can help confirm this and point you in the right direction for treatment. ...Read more
Upper chest pain-radiates left&right but mainly left; real bad Arm weakness; headaches; upper back pain & tightness in neck-should blades. Suffering?
Not diagnosable: Your pain is not diagnosable over the internet. I urge you to see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
52, fem, leg and arm weakness, neck pain. Now I can barely stay awake while eating. Hands feel spongy and hurt. Can barely walk after sitting for five mins.
Have it evaluated: This issue needs a detailed evaluation to determine the cause and treatment options. You may want to start with a neurologist but do something before the problem continues to increase. ...Read more
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
Pain in Lt shoulder blade/neck, pins& needles, clumsiness & arm weakness. Mri showed cervical Osteophyte. Does this mean I have cervical spondylosis?
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?
I am experiencing neck pain, arm pain, arm weakness, hip pain, leg pain, muscle weakness (side: one side), wrist pain, hand pain, elbow pain and popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint. The following also describe me: Hand weakness, Loss of streng
Medical evaluation: You have many complaints that can suggest many problems and beyond the scope of this space. Muscle weakness can come from inflammatory muscle disease and lab testing and a full neurologic exam. Arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid can cause joint pain but also muscle pain. Problems in the spine such as disc narrowing can cause some of these issues. Again you need a full workup by a provider ...Read more
Can a pinched nerve in your neck on the left side cause weakness in the left side of face leg and arms?
Nerve Pain at blood draw site upon flexing arm. Though doesn't restrict movement, it makes me hesitant/careful to move it. Is it arm weakness? Thanks.
Continue to monitor: Pain is not the same thing as weakness, but pain could lead to weakness. Continue to monitor the symptoms, and if they worsen (skin discoloration, true weakness, worsening pain) or persist, see your primary care physician. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm ...Read more
Stiff, discomfort, feeling pinch all the time at rear skull base (left side) for 10 yr. MRI scan shown disc bulging at C3-4 and C4-5 no arm weakness. Anyway to cure this pinch feeling without surgery?
Left arm weakness. EMG/nerve conduction study neg. Mri brain & c-spine (no contrast) neg. Phys Therapy no help. What's the next step? What could it be?
Diagnosis: It sounds like there has been attempts, but it really does come down to the specific diagnosis for what is causing you this problem. Only then can things like prognosis and treatment options be known. Have you seen a neurologist? You might also request being referred to more of a tertiary care center if the diagnosis is not clear. ...Read more
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
Proximal: The muscles of the upper arm include the deltoid and the rotator cuff muscles that move the proximal arm and shoulder. They are important in positioning the hand in various positions in activities of daily living and as such are extremely important for daily functioning. There are multiple potential causes of weakness in this area. ...Read more
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
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.
No, it should: Not. Get to a Dr. And find out why your arm is weak. ...Read more
I have perceived arm weakness in my right arm but my arm isn't actually weak. I'm worried about a stroke because of my anxiety, how to tell it's stroke?
Motor function: 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 that move the arm. ...Read more
Weakness: Arm weakness is not a symptom typically associated with heart disease. Usually it is more of a neurologic or muscular problem. It is concerning and should be evaluated. See your doctor. ...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 am experiencing shoulder pain and shoulder stiffness. The following also describes me: Arm weakness. What should I do?
Need more info:
How long have you had the symptoms?
Have you had an injury?
are you diabetic?
You probably need to have hands on evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon ...Read more
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
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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