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can a pinched nerve cause numbness in fingers

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
No. Stimulants can : Constrict blood vesselsraise blood pressure (usually by 5-6 mm hg) & ⬆ pulse (usually by 5-6 beats/minute), but they don't cause impingement of nerve ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No, neck more likely: A rotator cuff tear will cause weakness and localized pain in and around the shoulder. Cervical neck pain resulting from local nerve compression, howe ... Read More
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Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes....: Bulging disc in the neck can cause neuropathy - numbness down the arm / hand - not the chest
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Certainly can...: As it causes local inflammation even though "tennis elbow" isn't really an inflammatory process. It can irritate the subcutaneous nerves and you compe ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Sure it can: Depending on the location and severity of the impingement, a pinched nerve in your neck can certainly cause symptoms along its path--as seen example p ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
13 years experience in Neurology
Pinches nerve: Pinched back (lumbosacral) nerve roots can cause tingling in sole of foot if around s1 or back of foot if l5... But if both sides, symmetric, more lik ... Read More
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes, but it's not: likely. Before assuming the cause is pinched nerve in the neck, other possible causes must be investigated. You should see a doctor about this. Dr. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Starnes
8 years experience in General Practice
Feet maybe, hands no: The sciatic nerve runs from the gluteal region (your rear end) down the back of your leg, then branches to innervate the back of the thigh and leg as ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience in Neurosurgery
Unlikely: Sensation in the face is mediated through cranial nerves which are separate from spinal nerves. Depending on the type of pain that you have, one of th ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience in neurology
Only if multiple: Possibility of multiple nerves being pinched at the same time is low. Chances of peripheral neuropathy are high to cause bilateral arm and leg tinglin ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Pinched nerve : Tingling and numbness in the upper extremities is usually caused by pinched or compressed nerve as in pinched nerve in the neck, carpal tunnel syndrom ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas A. McNally
25 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience in Hand Surgery
U*nlikely: If ganglions occur within the carpal canal it can cause you to develop carpal tunnel syndrome, numbness in the thumb and fingers supplied by the media ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Soren Singel
28 years experience in Neurosurgery
No: Body tremors is not what you would typically get from nerve root compression (pinched nerve) in the neck.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: A pinched nerve certainly can, most notably in a distribution starting at the base of your skull in the back and wrapping up around your scalp and ont ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience in Neurosurgery
No: By "pinched nerve, " I am assuming you mean in the spine. The nerve providing sensation to the face and the multiple nerves that contribute to the ton ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Strokes are caused by decreased blood flow to the brain or bleeding in the brain. A pinched nerve in the neck does not affect the brain.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. TORY MCJUNKIN
18 years experience in Pain Management
Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve is also called radiculitis and causes radiating nerve root pain. People typically feel shooting or stabbing pain (can be constant or e ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience in neurology
No: Pinched nerve in neck causes numbness and tingling in one or both arms depending on the side of pinching. The numbness on face and body suggests probl ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience in Neurosurgery
Yes: A disc bulge in the neck can catch the spinal cord and nerves. Lower back disc bulges do not cause arm symptoms.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Classically it causes numbness and shocking pain from elbow to hand bur have heard this described esp with subluxating ulnar nerve.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: A pinched nerve around the elbow will only cause problems from the elbow down to the fingers. However, the same symptoms often represent a pinched ner ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience in Sports Medicine
Pinched nerve: Yes, although more commonly the pain is in the back of the thigh or calf along the course of the sciatic nerve.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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