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Possible Cause of Symptoms/Conditon?

My father (56) has been having weakness in both of his arms for the past several months. He is unable to raise his arms above his head without assistance, such as having another person raise his arms for him or by swinging his whole torso to generate momentum to raise his arms. He is also unable to hold out his hands in front of him for short periods of time. He states that some times he is able to move his arms further than normal while other times his arms would freeze up. What may be the possible causes for his condition?
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There could be a number of different causes, but he absolutely needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Has he seen one?

He could have a pinched nerve, or something more serious like ALS, or a number of other things. He needs to be seen by a doctor promptly, though.
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We have taken him to several doctors with future appointments scheduled with more specialists, but so far none have been able to determine a cause or come up with a diagnosis and have ruled out some possibilities.
Have they done any testing yet - scans or anything?
We've done some scans and a lumbar puncture, but nothing came back with a possible cause or diagnosis
He's done a few X-rays, CT, and MRI scans as well as an EMG test
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