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can a pinched nerve cause paralysis

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience Neurosurgery
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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: That is correct. The muscles connected to the damaged nerves will not work correctly, or will not work at all. Other nerves that are undamaged will co ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really.: Spinal CORD runs from brain down spine encased in column of vertebral bones. Spinal NERVE exits between bones providing movement and sensation to a v ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Bell's palsy...: ...usually is not due to a "pinched" nerve at all. The usual cause of Bell's palsy is a herpes infection (herpes simplex virus type 1, i.e. HSV1) invo ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
There is always that: chance that nerve compression can led to permanent changes -that can occur with a. Acute or sudden onset or in a chronic setting but it is not the usu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Clarification: First, would not recommend chiropractor. Secondly, not clear to me that you truly have "pinched nerve in the spine". Thirdly, spine problems do not ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: If the muscles in the arms or hand are weak, locking could occur.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience 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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