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.

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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...

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...

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...

Severe upper back pain progressing over months, left arm weakness, worse at night- clear t-spine MRI w/o contrast- could it have missed something?

Assessment. probably needs further evaluation considering the chronic its of the problem. A full physical examination with a physiatrist in collaboration with your PCP plus consider an MRI of the cervical spine if not done in light of the upper arm weakness. Read more...
It is possible. It is possible that the MRI did not show a nerve problem causing pain and weakness. You may need to see a neurologist for evaluation and possibly nerve conduction studies. Good luck. Read more...
C spine problem? Has your cervical spine been checked? Left arm symptoms are much more commonly related to cervical spine disc and degenerative problems than thoracic problems. Get a good exam of the cervical spine and left shoulder. You may need a cervical MRI and NCV study to localized etiology. Read more...

Left arm weakness. EMG/nerve conduction study neg. Mri brain & c-spine (no contrast) neg. Phys Therapy no help. Whats 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...

I am having severe headaches, left arm weakness, and sudden quick blackouts. Who should I make an appt with? I am also continuously losing weight

You have a # of. Problems. If this is occuring acutely please be transported to the emergency room now. Is you primary care provider aware of these episodes - if not, is imperative that he/she be informed asap. These are very serious sx - especially w your hypertension ; cardiomyopathy. Read more...