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Dr. Mark, Neurologist (MD)
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Experience:  Neurosurgeon - Brain, spine, and peripheral nerve surgery
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My son, age 45, called and said, "My left hand quit

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My son, age 45, called and said, "My left hand quit working." He doesn't have any pain. His left arm functions fine. Just has difficulty "making a fist" or just hand function generally. He says if he holds his left arm upward his hand just hangs limp.
JA: The Neurologist will need to help you with this. Is there anything else the Neurologist should be aware of?
Customer: He has seizures occasionally. Has not had one in maybe 5 months. He's a fairly heavy drinker -- beer.
JA: Your nerves are the communications system for your body so you are doing the right thing consulting our Expert about anything to do with them. Losing comms is not good. OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Neurologist about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I will be helping you out with your concerns today.
I am sorry to hear about your problem.

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Has he been seen for this as yet?

Since how long is he having this problem?

Is there any cause for his seizures or no cause?

Does he have any other medical problems?

Is he on any medications for anything at the moment?

Please let me know.