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can a pinched nerve cause swelling

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wilkins
28 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sural nerve: the sural nerve is a sensory nerve only-transmits sensation from the skin on the outside of the foot and ankle. It is unusual for it to be pinched an ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Swelling & nerves: A pinched nerve normally causes numbness, tingling, or a sensation of burning. Swelling and color change may occur with certain nerve conditions. A ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Short answer YES: The short answer to your question is yes. The longer answer to your question is you need to be thoroughly examined by a neurologist and possibly under ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
16 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Yes: Is not uncommon for people who have back problems to also have knee and hip problems since arthritis is a systemic disease frequently. Your back pain ... Read More
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 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 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 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 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
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience 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 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 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 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
No : To sciatica and not directly related in the neck.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Never seen or heard: Radial nerve injury will cause wrist drop or weakness in lifting the wrist.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
13 years experience 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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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it cannot. It is used to diagnose nerve damage but does not cause it.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Multiple: Some genetic neuropathies can show seeming nerve enlargement, (not real swelling), a nerve compression such as at the elbow or associated with a ruptu ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
USUALLY a disc: A 'pinched nerve' can be due to a 'bulging disc' or a 'bone spur' or a combination of both.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. TORY MCJUNKIN
18 years experience 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Pain, not swelling: A pinched nerve can (and often does) cause pain, along with tingling and numbness. However, pinched nerves should not cause swelling. (there may be s ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not directly: Go see your primary care doctor for appropriate work-up and examination. It can cause some sensation changes or pain in that area, but not swelling.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
ANYTHING THAT CAUSES: Your brain to receive conflicting info from your eyes and ears can potentially cause nausea.

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