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Can a pinched nerve cause nausea

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Its possible: Nausea can certainly be a response to pain. The dizziness i find a little harder to relate.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Clarify diagnosis: Who has made the diagnosis of "pinched nerve"? Certainly could be shingles if rash present, or maybe a viral brachial plexitis. Could consider thora... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
What did ent say?: I see your answer but you did not say that the ent found any problem.This sounds like an inner ear problem. If the ENT doctor cannot tell you what is ... Read More
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Deep,ear pain: It is possible you could have a cholesteatoma, which if present for awhile might be eroding your mastoid bone.A CT scan or MRI might be in order to fi... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Pinched nerve: I know that significant pain can cause nausea. But I am not aware of pinched nerve effecting upper extremity causing nausea.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 28 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 33 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 25 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 37 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 27 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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
The right nerve: yes: While i'm not sure of the context of your question, a pinched tooth nerve will cause all sorts of tooth pain and sometimes numbness to a tooth. A comm... Read More
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