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can a pinched nerve cause numbness in the face

A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Yes: a pinched nerve hihg in the neck or cervical spine can produce symptoms as you have described. you may have a bone spur or disc narrowing the outlet o ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gofeld
31 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: This is quite typical in case of the occipital neuralgia: pain and numbness of scalp.
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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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience in Neurology
Yes and no: The territory you're describing is that of the trigeminal or fifth cranial nerve. The concept of "pinched" nerves doesn't apply to the cranial nerves ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience in Neurosurgery
Likely not: Numbness involving this much of your body can't be from a single "pinched" nerve. You should talk to your doctor about getting imaging of your brain t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience in Neurosurgery
Likely not: Numbness involving this much of your body can't be from a single "pinched" nerve. You should talk to your doctor about getting imaging of your brain t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
See a neurologist : You need to see a neurologist . This could be a serious neurological problem.
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience in General Surgery
See a neurologist : Can't tell from the above info, but a neurologist can help find the answer. Call one for an appointment today. Additional testing will be necessary.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
35 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Should be concerned: Any episodes of recurrent flashes of numbness and tingling warrant concern and require further evaluation.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert O'Leary
34 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: Facial and trigeminal cranial nerves can cause facial numbness but much less likely a cervical neck pinched nerve. Consideration of a stroke for face ... Read More
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