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Effects Of A Brachial Plexus Injury On Breathing
Yes: When there is damage to higher brachial plexuses (involving cervical 4 part of spinal cord), it can cause see-saw breathing from the involvement of one or both sides of the diaphragm; if there is pneumothorax (air leak) because of rupture of pleura (lung cover) from the fracture of collar bone (clavicle), it can cause of severe pain and respiratory difficulty (can be life threatening), also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a brachial plexus injury affect your breathing and swallowing ability in addition to arm, shoulder, and neck pain?
Brachial plexus inju: A brachial plexus injury should not affect your breathing or swallowing as the nerves that control those functions are higher up. If you had an additional injury to the skull base or base of the brain then i would be more concerned with breathing issues and swallowing problems. I would suggest you see a neurologist for a further workup if you are concerned about these issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: The phrenic nerves innervates the diaphragm, while the recurrent laryngeal nerves innervate the vocal cords. It is very unlikely these nerves would be trapped or pinched, unless you had neck radiation or surgery causing scar tissue formation. ...Read more
How long can you have a pinched nerve or a herniated disc or suffer from nerve pain? And even with mild scoliosis can this affect your disc in your back and injuries that can happen to your the rustic spine
It varies: Pain arising from a "pinched" or irritated nerve in the spine usually goes away within a few weeks to a few months depending on the cause. However in a minority of cases the pain can persist for months or even years. Scoliosis is rotation/curvature of the spine most often in the middle back (thoracic) or lower back (lumbar). This can cause added stress to the discs in your spine. ...Read more
Massage no/ neck yes: Masage therapists are trained to avoid damage. With a neckinjury aproper evaluation is required. ...Read more
Can a compressed nerve lead to permanent damage and paralysis? Specifically cervical and right arm. Thanks
There is always that: chance that nerve compression can led to permanent changes -that can occur with a. Acute or sudden onset or in a chronic setting but it is not the usual scenario with most resolving non operatively. If there are significant findings immediately or progressing findings of weakness especially one should consult with an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon for an opinion. ...Read more
Rhomboid: Injured rhomboid muscle should have little to do with breathing mechanism. ...Read more
Can a pinched nerve in the neck or head cause you to be off balance and have daily body tremors? How would a pinch nerve be diagnosed?
Can a MVA cause a blow to the skull or brain injury that would send pain through the neck,shoulder,hands,back and leg?
Yes: The distribution of your pain may be due to either injury to the brain but also to the cervical spine. A MVA can certainly be responsible for an injury to the spinal cord high up in the neck. This area is the location of nerve fibers that arise from the areas that you mentioned. See either a neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon or neurologist. ...Read more
Pain & weak muscles: An injury to the bones of the spine can cause a lot of pain, which may cause someone to take shallow breaths. If the injury involves the spinal cord (paralysis), then the nerves that go to muscles in the chest that help with breathing can also be paralyzed. This can lead to breathing difficulties. ...Read more
Does lamictal also help with nerve pain? Take 100 mg daily for seizures but also have nerve pain in hand/wrist related to old brachial plexus injury
Can pinched nerve in the neck cause low blood flow to the body along with less oxygen to the muscles. Feel like I might have a pinched nerve in the n?
Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. See your dentist for tooth pain. ...Read more
May be anxiety. : The sensation of shortness of breath, or a sense of air hunger may be due to anxiety. I'll presume you are being treated for that, since you are taking a benzodiazepine. If you are taking too large a dose or combining it with alcohol, then yes, could cause respiratory depression. But there are many causes of sob in 49 y/o male, such as heart or lung problems, so should be checked by your pcp. ...Read more
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