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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
If you're asking...: ...whether the two are related, it's not likely. Also, a "pinched" nerve does not mean you will have "pinching" sensations in the affected limb. That' ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
38 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple symptoms: With so many symptoms, it is best for you to consult a primary health care provider to try to make a diagnosis to help treat you. That could then lead ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Too many areas: Nerves supply specific areas. There's no nerve that supplies both your hands, chest and lungs. I think the pinched nerve hypothesis doesn't explain yo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
yes: Relatively rarely, a lower cervical radiculopathy can present with chest pain. Obviously, one would want to do a thorough workup of the much more comm ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
abdominal pain: Potentially, a pinched thoracic nerve could cause pain that radiates around the flank and possibly to the abdomen. Thoracic pinched nerves are much le ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Yes: If the fourth thoracic nerve root is involved, then the breast pain can be a symptom.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience 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 48-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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
19 years experience Pain Management
Absolutely: All the nerves that travel down your leg originate from your back, and a pinched nerve commonly causes low back pain.
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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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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience 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 member asked:
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 male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Cervical spine: A pinched nerve in the neck can certainly cause non cardiac chest pain.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Absolutely: There are many potential causes of back pain, but certainly among those causes is a "pinched nerve". Among the most common causes of a pinched nerve ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Yes: Involvement if the s-3 or s-4 nerve root can cause testicular pain.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Sciatic pain can be due to an inflamatory reaction as well as direct nerve root compression or both. When a disc herniates, there is an inflammatory ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Liewald
13 years experience Holistic Medicine
No. : It's highly unlikely.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Find the cause: There are different terms used to describe spinal disc pathology and associated pain, such as "herniated disc", "pinched nerve", and "bulging disc". M ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pinched nerve: Pinched nerves can cause significant pain syndromes. I would consider seeing a neurologist who specializes in problems like this. Feel better!
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: Typical symptoms of pinched neck netve are pain in neck that radiates to arm and hand like a tooth ache there is no way a pinched nerve in the beck c ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sciatica= nerve com-: Pression of the nerves making the sciatic nerve. If no compression then sciatica is unlikely, except if the compression is by spurs of bone from arthr ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Taddeo
25 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Nerve tree goes down that way
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