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I have lost strength in my legs and arms last year I was…

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I have lost strength in my legs and arms last year I was strong I was a handy man the I had a heart check my doctor entered thru my leg and scoped to my heart the da later I lost feeling in my leg and couldn't walk for several day now I have no strength in my legs I can not climb a flight of stairs or swig a hammer Do I have MS or ALS or how do I ask my doctor what to check fo?

Doctor's Assistant: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

Yes my father

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Diabties

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any back pain?

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I think you might have impingement of the spinal cord

this can cause weakness in the arms and legs

have you had this checked?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
no I haven't had it checked

that would be the next step in my opinion

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should I

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