3. Later Symptoms

In many cases of Parsonage-Turner syndrome, weakness occurs days or weeks after the initial pain. Some theories state weakness may occur immediately, but as the pain prevents people from using the muscles, affected individuals fail to notice it. Most people notice this symptom within a month, however, while numbness and muscle atrophy or wasting becomes apparent shortly after. Extreme cases may result in paralysis.

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