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Had a muscle weakness exam.
MJCole posted:
I went to the doctor yesterday to have an exam for ssi. While doing the exam he noticed my left side was far weaker than my right side. i noticed the paper he was writing on was on a scale of 0 to 5. For my left side he put 1's and 2' for everything. Right side I had 4' and 5'. Has anyone had this type of exam and what does the numbers mean? Thanks.
Neil S Lava, MD responded:
Physicians usually rate the level of weakness in a scale so the we can understand what level of strength we are talking about.
The Scale is 0-5 with 0 being no movement and 5 being normal strength. So the higher the number the stronger the muscle.
MJCole replied to Neil S Lava, MD's response:
Could it be possibly anything serious to have only 1 and 2 numbers?


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