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    Left shoulder/arm issues

    Thanks Al, message received :) Laurie, thank you for your response. I’m currently undergoing intensive PT for the TOS and have lidocaine shots scheduled, which if they provide a lot of relief from the pain/paresthesias, apparently indicate that Botox or surgery might be successful. But I’m...
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    Left shoulder/arm issues

    Nikki and Laurie, I know you are very busy, but you seem to be the EMG experts here. If you have a chance, could you please take a look at my two questions above. I appreciate your time and energy. Thank you so much.
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    Left shoulder/arm issues

    Tillie, thank you very much, I appreciated your patience and answering my questions. Laurie or Nikki, if you disagree or have anything to add about the EMG, I really trust your opinions too. Im trying my best to move on from it. I know twitches mean nothing, but it’s the slight weakness...
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    Left shoulder/arm issues

    Hi all, sorry to be back, but quick question regarding EMG for peace of mind. I’m tentatively diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome. I saw my general neuro who performed a clinical exam, which she said looked pretty good. Only slightly abnormal findings was left triceps weakness 4/5 and...
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    Left shoulder/arm issues

    Hi all, wanted to circle back after my dr visits. Saw my GP who did strength testing and noted that I had 5/5 strength throughout. He thought potentially cervical radiculopathy and sent me for PT and a neck MRI. Neck MRI did not show anything significant. At my PT evaluation, the PT...
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    Left shoulder/arm issues

    Maybe it’s my anxious mind, but your responses make me think that you definitely consider ALS a possibility? I was hoping for some reassurance that it is unlikely. I have an appt to see dr next Monday.
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    Left shoulder/arm issues

    38yo male here. Started experiencing pain/tightness in trapezius, shoulder and shoulder blade, and arm on left non-dominant side. The left shoulder and arm feel weak as well and a little unbalanced, although I can lift overhead etc. It feels like the left arm has less strength than the right...
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