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Can a pinched nerve cause fatigue

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
Radiology 40 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 52 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
Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery 29 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Trinidad
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
hard to say: Need exam and studies to help sort out.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Stretching: Many times acute sciatic pain will resolves after stretching the area abit. The muscles will loosen up and help resolve pain. If not, then consider ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 32 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.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 32 years experience
Yes: If the muscles in the arms or hand are weak, locking could occur.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Any discomfort in the body can make a person worries and feels light headed. Start with your primary care doctor!
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas A. McNally
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 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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