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Causes of a pinched nerve

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Disc herniation: Natural history, or the normal healing process, varies between people. However, symptoms can begin and disappear in days. Generally, i give my patient ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Lynch
19 years experience Pain Management
Depends: It depends on where the pinched nerve is occuring. These commonly occur in the spine and can be helped by a variety of treatments from physical thera ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
31 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 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: It can you need to be careful and not overdo it.
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Lifting weights can cause disc herniations or progression of the herniations which can lead to 'pinched nerves'. It can also lead to arthritis and for ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Pinched nerve: The length of time to cause permanent nerve damage varies based on the type of nerve, the location of the nerve, and the degree of compression on the ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bogdan Popa
26 years experience Anesthesiology
Many causes and aids: When you say a "pinched nerve" I have to ask "where"? If you mean a nerve root coming from the spinal cord, then many things can cause the pinch such ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
36 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Bone or cartilage: Most commonly, a pinched nerve in the spine is caused by a nerve being compressed by arthritic calcifications from the joint, or from cartilage that l ... Read More
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Possible: However the nerve that is injured that would cause dizziness is either in the head or in the brain stem. So unless these areas were injured unlikely ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Its possible: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventi ... Read More

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