WHAT TYPE OF ILNESS IS THIS?

Question

MALE IN LATE 50 LOST TOTAL STRENGTH AND FELLINGS IN ARMS AND NOW LEGS CANOT MOVE AROUND,DOCTORS DONT HAVE AN ANSWER,THIS PATIENT LIVES IN MEXICO,MEXICALI BAJA CALIFORNIA,ALTOUGH HE HAS HAD A LOT OF TEST DOCTORS HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND A DIAGNOSIS HE HAS BEEN LOOSING USE OF LIMBS LITTLE BY LITTLE.CAN YOU PLEASE HELP?

Answer

He needs to see a neurologist to rule out neurologic problems. Spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal at the neck can also cause these symptoms.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University