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Can a pinched spinal cord in the neck cause muscle weakness and astrophy on your whole arm and leg muscle. Can a pinch back spinal cause same.

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: To involve the leg

there would have to be spinal cord involvement or a second lesion below the cervical level.
If you develop increased tone and reflexes to go along with weakness and atrophy the problem may be further upstream (eg stroke). If the issue is "where is the lesion ?" the answer may need to come from a neurologist. That's a big part of what we do.

In brief: To involve the leg

there would have to be spinal cord involvement or a second lesion below the cervical level.
If you develop increased tone and reflexes to go along with weakness and atrophy the problem may be further upstream (eg stroke). If the issue is "where is the lesion ?" the answer may need to come from a neurologist. That's a big part of what we do.
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Dr. Forrest Jones
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, and yes

If you are experiencing these symptoms, you need to see your primary clinician and likely a neurosurgeon to fully evaluate and treat.
If there is muscle weakness, you need to move quickly because you might permanent lose function.

In brief: Yes, and yes

If you are experiencing these symptoms, you need to see your primary clinician and likely a neurosurgeon to fully evaluate and treat.
If there is muscle weakness, you need to move quickly because you might permanent lose function.
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Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: Yes to both

That pinch or narrowing of the spinal canal causes you to have pain.
Pain when you move it is a signal that if you don't move it it will not hurt. Lack of use will cause that muscle to thin or atrophy. Best find out what's going on and take care of it

In brief: Yes to both

That pinch or narrowing of the spinal canal causes you to have pain.
Pain when you move it is a signal that if you don't move it it will not hurt. Lack of use will cause that muscle to thin or atrophy. Best find out what's going on and take care of it
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