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Does any part in the thoracic spine region cause muscle weakness in both arm and leg?

Does any part in the thoracic spine region cause muscle weakness in both arm and leg?

No: The nerves to the arms arise from the cervical region. The nerves to the legs arise from the lumbar region. I would go see a neurologist for ongoing problems ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Why does anxiety cause, palpations, chest pain, dizziness, weak legs, back pain, and twitching muscles?

Why does anxiety cause, palpations, chest pain, dizziness, weak legs, back pain, and twitching muscles?

Autonomic: nervous system. Anxiety initiates and perpetuates a flight or fight response from your autonomic nervous system leading to all of the symptoms described. That is why, for example, yoga and meditation help. They counteract the autonomic response and relax you. So does slow deep breathing ...Read more

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What could cause pain burning in left shoulder & bicep, weakness in arm. 1-10 pain is 3, daily but comes and goes for hours. Does not increase or decrease with movement. Sometimes radiates to chest, stiff neck muscle left side. ?

What could cause pain burning in left shoulder & bicep, weakness in arm.  1-10 pain is 3, daily but comes and goes for hours.  Does not increase or decrease with movement.  Sometimes radiates to chest, stiff neck muscle left side.  ?

TOO V CERVICAL DISC: SX are suggest cervical disc disease vs TOO (THORACIC OUTLET OBSTRUCTION)When you cough, sneeze or hiccup, you increase intrathoracic pressure and flare pain. Please see your doctor and get an MRI of the cervical spine and MRA of RUE to evaluate both conditions . The 2 can overlap and a NEURO CONSULT for EMG(ELECTROMYELOGRAM) may be needed. Also labs b12/folic acid/TFTS ...Read more

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Weakness, chest pain, lightheadedness, muscle pain, chills, tingling limbs, headaches, nausea, lightheaded, rapid heartbeat on movement, palps. Cause?

Weakness, chest pain, lightheadedness, muscle pain, chills, tingling limbs, headaches, nausea, lightheaded, rapid heartbeat on movement, palps. Cause?

Stress reaction : Your symptoms may be related to a heart issue but due to your age and unknown other medical history, this is less likely. There are also many other causes that may produce these symptoms like stress reaction or anxiety. However the latter causes are not serious, thus it is important that if these symptoms persist that you seek out medical attention to further identify the cause. ...Read more

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I have muscle weakness due to a now stable thoracic syrinx. Lately i've been falling more and my knee collapses while walking. Syrinx progressing?

I have muscle weakness due to a now stable thoracic syrinx. Lately i've been falling more and my knee collapses while walking. Syrinx progressing?

Syrinx: It could suggest progression of the problem. Only way to confirm this would be a good clinical exam and imaging studies like mri. You should see your treating physician. ...Read more

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@age28, jan/11 i had degenerative thoracic spine. Now hav bone&muscle weakness&much pain on back&rib connected 2rightside of bone loss &ribs hurt too.?

@age28, jan/11 i had degenerative thoracic spine. Now hav bone&muscle weakness&much pain on back&rib connected 2rightside of bone loss &ribs hurt too.?

Other possibilities?: You are young to have degenerative disease of the thoracic spine - it is more common in people over 40. Right-sided pain of the back and rib cage makes me ask about the possibility of gall bladder disease, though weakness would be uncommon. Nerve compression from degenerative changes could cause pain and weakness. But please see your doctor about this! good luck. Lgromko md. ...Read more

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Do weak back muscles give you chest pain?

Do weak back muscles give you chest pain?

Not directly: Might be related because weak bask muscle will lead to poor posture and that might cause pain in the chest. ...Read more

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I have pain in whole body muscle, chest pain and weakness...What shoud i do?

I have pain in whole body muscle, chest pain and weakness...What shoud i do?

Go to the doctor: It sounds like you should see a doctor and discuss your symptoms more thoroughly. You should tell them about your appetite, mood, sleep habits, skin changes, and tolerance to hot and cold weather. You should have your thyroid checked too. Go to the doctor. ...Read more

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Can weak core muscles contribute to chest wall pain?

Yes, I would: think so. Lack of support to chest wall might cause extra stretch on these muscles and pain. ...Read more

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Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Weak : Weak pulse and bulging veins in one limb could indicate a serious problem with the blood vessels in that region. Such problems, which include something called arterial dissection and something called venous thrombosis, could threaten the limb or your life. These sort of symptoms should be evaluated right away. Problems with the large arteries and veins in the neck or in a limb are usually first tested with an ultrasound, using a probe placed on the skin. There is usually no discomfort involved. ...Read more

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