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Dr. John Landi
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Upper Body Weakness (Overview)

Upper body weakness is the loss of normal muscle strength in the muscles in the upper body (above the belly button).


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How can I combat upper body weakness?

How can I combat upper body weakness?

Get a diagnosis: Do you have pinched nerves in neck, shoulder, elbow, or wrist? Diagnosis and appropriate treatment can readily reverse. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
6 doctors shared insights

Upper Body Weakness (Overview)

Upper body weakness is the loss of normal muscle strength in the muscles in the upper body (above the belly button).


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How can I combat upper body weakness?

Get a diagnosis: Do you have pinched nerves in neck, shoulder, elbow, or wrist? Diagnosis and appropriate treatment can readily reverse. ...Read more

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My 64 yr old mom has upper body weakness, occasional unsteady walking, slow transit, thinning ?

My 64 yr old mom has upper body weakness, occasional unsteady walking, slow transit, thinning ?

Cervical Stenosis: I am worried she may have narrowing of the cervical spine aka cervical stenosis. Have her see her physician for neurologic evaluation. ...Read more

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I had burr-hole surgery for a subdural hematoma in 2004. I've had a good recovery except for persistent upper-body weakness. Is this outcome normal?

I had burr-hole surgery for a subdural hematoma in 2004. I've had a good recovery except for persistent upper-body weakness. Is this outcome normal?

Possibly: Motor acquired as a result of your subdue all hematoma was probably related to the trauma causing the hemorrhage or to increased intracranial pressure. It is not uncommon for motor weakness acquired at the time of your trauma and surgery to be permanent. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old son has upper body weakness, anemia , occasional toe walking, slow transit constipation, thinning. What could this be sign of?

My 4 yr old son has upper body weakness, anemia , occasional toe walking, slow transit constipation, thinning. What could this be sign of?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing his doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, his doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old son has upper body weakness, anemia, occasional toe walking, slow transit constipation, and thinning. What are these symptoms of?

My 4 yr old son has upper body weakness, anemia, occasional toe walking, slow transit constipation, and thinning. What are these symptoms of?

Anemia: May be the clue. E.G. Vitamin B12 deficiency will result in anemia and it also has an effect on brain metabolism. You should see a physician who is familiar with vitamin deficiency and get it checked out. ...Read more

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What causes abnormal needle EMG in Latissimus dorsi muscles (on the sides- no electrical activity), upper arms/body weakness and scapular winging?

What causes abnormal needle EMG in Latissimus dorsi muscles (on the sides- no electrical activity), upper arms/body weakness and scapular winging?

Injury 2 the long--: --thoracic nerve of Bell. It inervates(sp) the serratus anterior which stabilizes the scapula.This wwould cause scapular winging, & poor function of the arm, ,as the function depends on a stable scapula. ...Read more

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Can a compressed nerve in the back cause you to have muscle weakness and wasting in your upper body and lower body. Arms and legs muscle.

Can a compressed nerve in the back cause you to have muscle weakness and wasting in your upper body and lower body. Arms and legs muscle.

Nerve Compression: Nerve compression can cause weakness and muscle wasting in the extremities. The nerves coming out of your neck go down the arm. The nerves coming out of the back go down your legs. If there is wasting in both the arms and the legs, their is likely a problem with both back and neck. See your chiropractor, for spine manipulation and rehabilitation. ...Read more