I am sorry to hear about your medical problems. A cervical nerve block can cause weakness in the arm muscles and would not affect your lower back and legs. Muscle weakness can be true type as seen in muscular dystrophy, inflammatory myopathy, or neuro-muscular myopathy (myasthenia gravis). It can also be a perceived muscular weakness as seen in chronic fatigue syndrome, electrolyte imbalance, hypothyroidism, low iron, diabetes and dehydration. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, lupus, and Lymes can also cause muscle weakness. So please discuss all these possibilities with your doctor.
Tremors or jerks are often associated with drugs, alcohol, smoking, lack of sleep, poor sleep patterns, stress and fatigue. They can be seen in peripheral neuropathies of diabetes, hyper and hypothyroidism, lupus, and Lyme’s. Multiple sclerosis, Parkinsonism, TIAs or transient ischemic attacks or mini strokes, hypoglycemia, low vitamin B12 or low vitamin D, disorders of calcium metabolism, hyperparathyroidism etc. and certain epilepsies too could be the cause. It can be benign fasciculation syndrome if all causes are ruled out. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care!
The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
Thank you for responding. I want my doctors to explore and rule out everything that is a possible diagnosis. I do not want them guessing ... This is my health and I am not the only one depending on them to figure it out. The neurologist that I am seeing has only ran one test... The brain MRI. She wanted to stop there and give me medicine to treat the myoclonus instead of finding the cause of it. I had to suggest an EEG and she acted like she didn't want to order it. So after that test, I will be moving on to another doctor. The ER ran blood tests and said everything was good. I only know that they ran a toxicology test... But other than that I don't know what other things they tested for. I do plan on pushing until it is figured out.
I just wanted to update you on my EEG and ask you for opinion. when the tech had me hyperventilate, it threw me into full body spasms just after 30 seconds in. I was twitching when I went in for the test but that made me jerk around really bad. Does that mean I am have seizures? If so, how can they tell if it is epileptic or non-epileptic?