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Herniated disk in upper neck. Unable to lift arm high, lift weight. Reason?

I have a herniated disk in my upper neck , about 2 weeks ago i started having sharp pain in my neck and left shoulder . Now the pain is mostly gone but i can not lift my left arm very high, also i cannot curl my weights( which i used to be able to do 20 curls at 30 pounds on that arm, now i cannot even lift it) did i just get that weak that fast? Or could it be something more serious?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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The inability to lift the arm with herniated discs is likely to be due to a mild nerve root compression at the level of cervical spine., Shoulder tendonitis may also cause such symptoms. Do consult an orthopedician for physical examination to confirm.
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Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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