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2,025 Possible Causes for Neck Weakness

  • Cervical Spondylosis

    Symptoms Symptoms of cervical spondylosis can include: Pain in the neck that may travel to your arms or shoulders Headaches A grinding feeling when you move your neck Weakness[hopkinsmedicine.org] If cervical spondylosis becomes very severe, patients may also complain of pain in the back of neck, tingling or muscle weakness in the arms or legs.[thespinehealthinstitute.com] This can cause your legs or hands to feel weak or clumsy.[hopkinsmedicine.org]

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Eventually this weakness spreads to the arms, neck, and other areas.[disabled-world.com] […] in the legs, pelvis, arms, and neck DMD is a genetic disease.[healthline.com] Progressive proximal muscle weakness and pain in the legs and pelvis associated with a loss of muscle mass is observed first.[disabled-world.com]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    An 82-year-old woman developed neck weakness and dysarthria with antibodies against acetylcholine receptor (AChR) and low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 4 (LRP4[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] weakness.[doi.org] […] ptosis (neck drop) due to neck extensor weakness manual muscle testing elicits muscle cramping upper motor neuron (UMN) signs spasticity hyperreflexia ( ) Hoffman's ( ) Babinski's[orthobullets.com]

  • Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy

    Patients may also develop difficulty with eye movements, though often without diplopia, nasal dysarthria, and mild neck weakness. For more information, see OMIM .[visualdx.com] A 69-year-old woman presented a dropped head, caused by severe neck extensor weakness that had started two years before.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Evidence of weakness and wasting of neck and limb muscles is usually noted later. Life expectancy is normal in contrast to some other forms of muscular dystrophy.[disorders.eyes.arizona.edu]

  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

    It is caused by having tight muscles on one side of the neck and weak muscles on the other side of the neck.[sharecare.com] Weakness may affect not only the facial muscles and shoulders and/or upper arms but also the neck, forearms, wrists, fingers, hips, legs, ankles and the back muscles. [ 8[patient.info] ] Weakness may be asymmetrical.[patient.info]

  • Myasthenia Gravis

    An 82-year-old woman developed neck weakness and dysarthria with antibodies against acetylcholine receptor (AChR) and low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 4 (LRP4[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] weakness, a generally worse disease severity and a tendency to develop muscle atrophy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] of the neck and bilateral upper extremities.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Myasthenic Crisis

    Neurological exam revealed drooping of eye lids, weakness of neck extension and weakness of muscle groups in bilateral proximal upper and lower extremities (strength 4/5),[omicsonline.org] Weak neck flexion also correlates with diaphragmatic dysfunction.[myasthenia.org] Proximal muscles Neck extensors Facial or bulbar muscles: Ptosis, diplopia, dysphagia, dysarthria, dysphonia Worsens : as the day progresses, with prolonged muscle use, hot[emdocs.net]

  • Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

    Neurological examination revealed ptosis, dysarthria, neck weakness, hyporeflexia of all limbs, and autonomic failure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The main symptoms are weakness in the legs, arms, neck and face, as well as problems with automatic body functions, such as controlling blood pressure.[nhs.uk]

  • Mitochondrial Myopathy with Reversible Cytochrome C Oxidase Deficiency

    AD-PEO with multiple mtDNA deletions has prominent ptosis and prominent face, neck flexor and proximal weakness, but no other manifestations of KSS.[neurodiffdx.com] […] of the face, neck, trunk, respiratory muscles AR-CPEO: AR; multiple mtDNA deletions; smaller proportion of DNA deleted 10% compared to AD-CPEO (30%) mtDNA deletions Both[neurodiffdx.com] Progressive external ophthalmoplegia Severe ptosis (symmetrical) No diplopia Proximal myopathy Cataracts Tremor Ataxia Peripheral neuropathy Onset from childhood to adult life Weakness[neurodiffdx.com]

  • Botulism

    The patient developed iatrogenic botulism with ptosis, facial diplegia, neck flexor and extensor weakness, and profound hypopharyngeal laxity with respiratory compromise from[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] By history, the most common symptoms were dysphagia (66%), proximal muscle weakness of upper and lower extremity (60%), neck flexor muscle weakness (33%), ophthalmoplegia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This weakness may spread to the neck, arms, torso, and legs.[cdc.gov]

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