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progressive arm weakness

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  • Posted By: vmlucas
  • October 13, 2012
  • 03:18 AM

In mid August I developed weakness in my left index finger. The next week it developed in my left forearm and the following week in my upper arm. My doctor took cervical xrays and diagnosed degenerative disc disease but because of the way it progressed I was wondering if there may be another factor involved. There is also an underlying soreness in my upper arm as if I had gotten a painful shot and the soreness is lingering. I have the initial strength in my arm to lift something but I don't have the sustaining strength to maintain it.

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