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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Various ways.: Usuly will resolve on their own. I would recommend physical therapy along with anti-inflammatory medications. In the event this is a mechanical proble ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Usually muscle: At your age (21 yrs) usually muscle tension and swelling will "pinch" the nerve after trauma.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Pinched nerve: Consult an orthopedic specialist for workup & tx recommendations.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lundin
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Physical therapy: The best initial treatments for disc problems that can lead to pinched nerves is to do physical therapy and use nsaids. If this fails, then be sure to ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Depends: If you've done the physical therapy and no relief, then injections like epidural steroid injections or facet joint injections may be the next treatmen ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derron Wilson
24 years experience Pain Management
Location: Both nerves have predictable locations that they supply sensation that typically can be determined by a history and physical.
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Compression: Compression of the nerve or a herniated disk.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: You are describing symptoms like radicular symptoms where a pinched nerve in the neck may cause pain and/or numbness/tingling in the arm/fingers. Yo ... Read More
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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 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 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas A. McNally
25 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Leg pain: Pinched nerves in the lumbar spine (low back) usually present with leg pain, numbness, tingling, decreased ability to walk distances, limited standing ... Read More
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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 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Liu
19 years experience Neurosurgery
Probably not.: If it's just one side, it's probably more likely a problem related to your lumbar spine or nerves in the lower extremity. Stenosis at T9-10 will often ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience Pain Management
Sciatic pain: I assume you mean sciatic nerve pain. There are lots of potential causes for this but if it has been going on for more than a couple of days i would c ... 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help: I believe the best answer for this is mri.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
The senses : Most of them time your doctor can diagnose a pinched nerve by letting you tell your story in your own words and by examining you. Depending on the typ ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Need more info: If your question is whether a pinched nerve in your neck affect breathing, possibly if there is compession of the 4th cervical nerve root that innerva ... Read More
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 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
12 years experience Family Medicine
No: If you are having weakness or tingling or numbness in your legs, imaging may be considered. Other red flags would be trouble with bowel or bladder, o ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marshall Bedder
37 years experience Pain Management
NCV: A MRI is the standard imaging test but a nerve conduction velocity/ EMG is probably the most sensitive test for nerve impingement. A good physical exa ... Read More
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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 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most of back pain: Caused by back related disc problems, start with that and continu tell you find the reason and treat it.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes, it can: The sural nerve is a purely sensory nerve and damage to it can cause numbness on the outside of your ankle and foot.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Pham
24 years experience Neurosurgery
Back Pain: Lower back pain with radicular pain (shooting pain) to the buttocks and/or lower extremity. The pain can be constant or intermittent, and can be easi ... Read More
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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 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Nerve block: There is a difference in nerve block and steroid injection for herniated discs. In the strict sens nerve block is used when doing an anesthetic block ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Possible: You could have some facial numbness or eye twitching from pinched nerves, but they do not normally go together. If it remains more than two weeks, you ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No recourse: A crushed optic nerve (how did this happen to you?) causes permanent changes which will alter the vision sometimes severely. There is currently no tr ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: Numbness may be a sign of nerve irritation or nerve injury, but numbness itself does not cause nerve damage.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
34 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Likely back problem: Could be two problems. Hernias don't cause back pain. Although back pain could radiate around to the lateral hip and possibly into the front of you h ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
If: Placed correctly should help with pinched nerve, sometimes they migrate (leads) go have them checked.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas A. McNally
25 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Many: Medications, physical therapy, injections and if all of that fails, microsurgical decompression.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: The herniated disc can compress the nerve.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
If that is what the : Chiropractor said it is not true. If there is any concern you should have your thyroid evaluated as it plays many important roles in keeping your bod ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Pain and/or weaknes: In time, atrophy of the supplied muscle can occur.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
See below: Depends on which nerve, how long it's bothered you and how severe your symptoms are. In general, if conservative management with physical therapy fail ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually no surgery: Most just get better with time. So anyone can claim a 90% success rate with their care as this is the natural history but lifestyle changes including ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Non operatively as : 90% get better with time but treatment can include: medication, exercise, activity modification, physical therapy & even pain management via injection ... Read More
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Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Scapular pain: Most scapular pain is caused by muscle spasm (since the scapula is a free floating bone, there are lots of muscle to hold it in place, and it is easy ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spi ... Read More
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