A friend of mine was hospitalized for stroke like symptoms... When I asked what the doctors have said, He and his wife stated "They said it was a pinched nerve in my neck"
However he also stated (see below) 80% loss of mobility in his (entire) left side. Below is part of what he told me after I stated to him a neck injury would not effect your entire left side.
"I have spent a total of one year in physical therapy. I have gone through specialist after specialist all giving their 2 sense. I had a CVA Jan 08. Cause no one seems to know. I have lost up to 80% of mobility in the left side of my body. Its there and its real. At this point I am grasping at straws. If anyone you know has better suggestions please have them enlighten me. The last thing I need is another mechanic flipping the top and having me spend thousands to tell me "Stop wearing your pants too tight."
Have any of you nurses heard of a "pinched" nerve giving ENTIRE left or right side loss of mobility?
If so please en-lighten me. I mean how can a pinch nerve in the cervical or even thoracic spin, cause loss of mobility in both the upper and lower limbs but only effect one side of the body?
NOTE: Although he stated a CVA in 08, he recovered fully (after having left side loss of mobility). After hospitalization this year, MRI,CT and X-ray all of the head were negative.