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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?

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?

Find cause: The cause of this pinching needs to be investigated by MRI. IF indeed there is true weakness or partial paralysis then you may surgery. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

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


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Dominant arm weakness; something wrong with my nerves in the neck and arm?

Dominant arm weakness; something wrong with my nerves in the neck and arm?

Possiby: The weakness could be coming from the disc causing an irritated cervical nerve; it could be due to thoracic outlet syndrome. The weakness could originate in the shoulder and be radiating to the neck and arm. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I have a neck injury and am experiencing arm weakness, what should I do?

I have a neck injury and am experiencing arm weakness, what should I do?

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

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Stiffness on back left side of neck left arm weakness dull ache mid to left side of chest?

Stiffness on back left side of neck left arm weakness dull ache mid to left side of chest?

Need a physical exam: And imaging like X ray and MRI to figure out of you have disk disease in the neck that causes your symptoms. Call a pain specialist and make an appointment. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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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Pain in Lt shoulder blade/neck, pins& needles, clumsiness & arm weakness. Mri showed cervical Osteophyte. Does this mean I have cervical spondylosis?

Pain in Lt shoulder blade/neck, pins& needles, clumsiness & arm weakness. Mri showed cervical Osteophyte. Does this mean I have cervical spondylosis?

Spondylitis: Is another term for degenerative arthritis of the spine, and osteophytes are a manifestation of degenerative change, so the answer is yes. ...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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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What could be a reason that I have left arm weakness?

What could be a reason that I have 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

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What can I do to address shoulder pain / arm weakness?

What can I do to address shoulder pain / arm weakness?

Shoulder/arm: It may be helped with gentle exercises, stretch, strengthen, nsaids, omega, rest, pt, ice, heat, modalities. Consider checking the rotator cuff, the neck, and possible nerve function. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Upper arm weakness?

What is the definition or description of: Upper arm weakness?

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

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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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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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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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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?

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?

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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What is the definition or description of: Arm weakness?

What is the definition or description of: Arm weakness?

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

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Left arm weakness heart related? When should I worry?

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

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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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I am experiencing shoulder pain and shoulder stiffness. The following also describes me: Arm weakness. What should I do?

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

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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?

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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Buring feeling in left arm. Hot to the touch. Also, there is a particular spot on shoulders that hurts when pressed. No pain when moving. No arm weakness.

Buring feeling in left arm. Hot to the touch. Also, there is a particular spot on shoulders that hurts when pressed. No pain when moving. No arm weakness.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
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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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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