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Can a pinched nerve cause fatigue

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
Radiology 42 years experience
Needs work up: Diagnosis of autoimmune arthritis (such as RA) includes blood work, clinical exam, and if nec. a variety of imaging. See your Dr. From a radiology vi... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 47 years experience
See below: Digits 4 and 5 involve ulnar nerve, most of shoulder girdle involves upper brachial plexus (c-5, 6), triceps radial nerve or c-7, but you may be exper... Read More
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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery 31 years experience
Exam needed: Unlikely a single pinched nerve. Neuropathy, parsonage turner syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome etc. Come to mind but exam is needed and next steps d... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 47 years experience
Not feasible to pinpoint precise cause and effect, as would need imaging, and EMG results (if previously done), to provide correlations. The question... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Trinidad
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
hard to say: Need exam and studies to help sort out.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 19 years experience
Possible : But the described symptoms of fatigue, burning, and aching muscles involving the "bum"//thigh and shoulder/arm (proximal muscles) are most likely due ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
No: A single pinched nerve may cause weakness in the distribution of that nerve only. Hemiparesis=weakness on half the body should be caused by something... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: If pinching is severe enough paralysis can occur. If there is weakness in an arm or leg you need the advice of a surgeon.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
Numb leg: Yes! sharp pain in a lower extremity due to nerve compression can cause this. Relieve by squatting down to flex the lumbar spine. Usually, anti-inflam... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Any discomfort in the body can make a person worries and feels light headed. Start with your primary care doctor!
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas A. McNally
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 28 years experience
Not usually: Pinched nerves follow a specific pathway of pain in what is called a dermatome. These are isolated and well mapped in human anatomy. A pinched nerve u... Read More
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