I'm here to try to get some advice about my brother. He has no health insurance and is currently in very bad shape. In December he blacked out and hit his head (below his right eye) on the bathroom sink. After he came to he noticed that his left arm and left leg weren't "quite right" Since then he has been limping and he can't use his left arm/hand very much at all. He smokes and he can't even hold a cigarette in his hand because it will fall out from between his fingers. (I don't smoke, these are his words not mine) Also my mom noticed that when he yawns his left hand shakes alot. She also says that when he's just sitting down his left leg will have spasms at least 7 or 8 times a day. He told her recently that it feels like his fingertips feel like they are burning (only in left hand)
Also I believe that a few months before his blackout in December, he said he hurt his back when he bent down to pick up something at work, he was sore for a few days but nothing else really major until his blackout, and now his back is starting to hurt again since the onset of his arm/leg symptoms. My mom said he walks bent over like he's an old man. He's 39. He recently moved to California to live with my mom because he can't work anymore due to this.
Unfortunatly he has no health insurance. My mom just took him to the Chiropractor and they didn't even take X-rays (I thought all Chiros took X-rays; I must be wrong?) They gave him a treatment and adjusted him but he said it didn't help at all.
Can anyone please give me any advice about what could be happening to him? I was thinking pinched nerve, but wouldn't a Chiro be able to fixed that? Maybe not? I know the only real option is for him to see a doctor but like I said, no health insurance and no job = no doctor. My mom and I are both at a loss on what to do, my mom already paid for him to go to the Chiro ($200) and she is on a limited budget herself. If anyone can give me some advice, I would greatly appreciate it.
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