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Can a pinched nerve cause muscle weakness

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Yes, but: Once the nerve has been decompressed by a surgeon there is a chance that the nerve will regenerate. This is a slow process and will not be immediate. ... Read More
Dr. Shokei Yamada
Neurosurgery 92 years experience
It is possible.: The pinched nerve usually indicates the herniated disc compressing nerve roots, C7 in this case. Anterior diskectomy and fusion at c6-7 level will imp... Read More
Dr. Ritu Bhambhani
Pain Management 27 years experience
Aggressive theray: Depending on the duration of nerve injury. Sometimes getting an EMG and nerve conduction test can tell if your nerve is regenerating. Aggressive physi... Read More

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Sometimes: It depends on the degree of the compression and the duration of the compression. Often when a nerve is first pinched, there will be a lot of pain asso... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ken Yonemura
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Weakness & Atrophy: Significant weakness may be a sign of permanent nerve injury. Continued nerve pain with weakness would indicate an "active" nerve compression and a cl... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Albright
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Nerve Compression: Nerve compression can cause weakness and muscle wasting in the extremities. The nerves coming out of your neck go down the arm. The nerves coming out ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Cranial Nerves: Facial expression and movement are controlled by several of the cranial nerves (cn). Ocular motion by cn3, 4, 6. Eyebrow lift by cn3, eyelid closing ... Read More
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Dr. Chan Hwang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Not in the US...: The tarantulas in the United States are not known to have a neurotoxic venom. If you get bitten by a spider try to take it with you to the er in a cle... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Whichever part of the body is suffering the nerve entrapment, can go for muscle wasting and weakness ,if nerves are trapped by bands, scars .Pl get ev... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 30 years experience
Could : Whether there is damage (let alone whether it is permanent) can be best determined by a good neurologic exam and may require an emg.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 42 years experience
Yes to both : That pinch or narrowing of the spinal canal causes you to have pain. Pain when you move it is a signal that if you don't move it it will not hurt. Lac... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
Neurology 29 years experience
Spinal cord: Weakness, numbness, balance problems and bladder control disorder can all occur from spinal cord conditions like transverse myelitis, compressive myel... Read More

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