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can a pinched nerve cause muscle weakness

A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience in Anesthesiology
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

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ken Yonemura
36 years experience in Neurosurgery
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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Albright
17 years experience in Integrative Medicine
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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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
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
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
26 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
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
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience in Neurology
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.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
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
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience in Neurology
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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