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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Constipation: Pinched nerves in lumbar spine will cause either back pain, or shooting pains/numbness/weakness down the leg. Constipation would result from inactivit ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
16 years experience Pain Management
No: Constipation is not a cause of 'pinched nerves'. Probably two unrelated problems.
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Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Pinched nerve: Please ask your doctor about getting physical therapy. Also ask about an anti-inflammatory over the counter medication. Peace and good health.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Consider these: http://www.merckmedicus.com/patient-handouts/hip-flexor-strain-exercises also think about taking an anti-inflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen if yo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Not likely: There are several anatomical planes between the two structures.
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. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: The piriformis is a muscle in your hip that helps to externally rotate your leg. (turn your leg out). The sciatic nerve runs behind this muscle and s ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
YES: Damage to the nerves that supply the perineum may result in penile numbness. It is well known that bicycle riding, which is an excellent aerobic exerc ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Can be: Especially if the pain is below the ear, not inside it. See an ENT doctor for an evaluation and treatment suggestions.
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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Casey
43 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Sensory symptoms of small fiber neuropathy are highly variable. Common complaints include paresthesias, dysesthesias, and insensitivity to pain. Pares ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
See a Spine Surgeon: If you have some cervical spine pathologies like herniated discs, bone spurs, it can be associated with occipital headaches, neck pain, and pain down ... Read More
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
27 years experience Radiology
Absolutely: In fact most sciatica is not caused from frank nerve compression but mostly chemical irritation from the disc problem affecting the nerve.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kreb III
49 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Thanks for asking!: Any severe stretch or pressure can cause sciatic irritation.Make sure the person doing the treatment is well trained.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
NO: Carotid artery is in neck and sciatica pain is in back and leg. There is no correlation at all.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
possibly: If your numbness matches the characteristic distribution of known cutaneous nerves of the scalp, you might be suffering from a neuralgia. Talk to your ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and No: Short answer is that any opiate or narcotic, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine etc, will help just about any pain. But one develops rapid tolerance to ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yeah: Yeah at times you will note on a radiology report that a bone spur (osteophyte), or herniated disc is causing nerve impingement. That is the medical w ... 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Pinched nerve: In a case of a herniated disc and compressed nerve it takes a large herniation to cause urinary problems, a simple pinched nerve would likely not a ca ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Malik
22 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: There are several abdominal nerves in the lower abdomen that can become pinched.
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

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