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Cause for weakness in right arm and legs?

23 years old, 170 pounds. foot 8 inches. my left ear has been plugged for a year. the doctor perscribed antibiotics 2 weeks ago for an inner ear infection, as soon as i finished the antibiotics i started noticing a weakness in my right arm. the best way i can describe it is my right side (arm, leg, face) feels drunk. i have a doctors apt on wednesday but i was wondering if it coulod be related to my ear. its still plugged
Fri, 28 Feb 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response

I have studied your case.
Due to compression of this nerve root there is tingling numbness in your arm and pain associated with it.

For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started.
Till time, avoid lifting weights, Sit with support to back. You can consult physiotherapist for help.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief.
I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level.

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