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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
45 years experience in Rheumatology
Possibly: There are many causes of neuropathy some of which are reversible ( for example: significant hypothyroidism can be associated with neuropathies which ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Paresthesias: numbness and tingling, or pins and needles sensations, called parenthesis, are often early symptoms of nerve injury. If it does not quickly clear, see ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
36 years experience in Neurosurgery
Yes: If there is mass lesion on your nerves such as a spur or disc- surgery would help. Otherwise therapy, meds, epidurals, tens unit etc would help.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience in Neurology
Please repost: You have now stated where you feel the pain, but please state specifically what qualities of the pain lead you to call it "nerve" pain, e.g. aching vs ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Maybe--see Dr: 42 isn't that old for DJD to be assumed to be the culprit, and prolonged symptoms may worsen or become irreversible--so see your dr or a neurologist ( ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wilkins
28 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Pain may be present: A "pinched nerve" in the back can cause radiating pain down a leg. Some ms pts get diffuse leg pains and cramps. A ruptured disc can cause numbness ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience in Neurosurgery
Thenar atrophy: The thenar muscles are at the base of the thumb. Normally they are rounded and when there is atrophy the thenar eminence becomes flat. The thenar musc ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience in Neurology
Could : Whether there is damage (let alone whether it is permanent) can be best determined by a good neurologic exam and may require an emg.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: It can cause pain , weakness , numbness , burning pain, spasm, or coldness or other more bizarre symptoms in the innervated areas., see a doctor i ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience in Hand Surgery
Variable: Pain, burning, numbness, tingling, weakness and clumsiness generally.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience in Podiatry
Nerve Pain: Can effect people differently so no hard and fast rule but is usually sharp pain is involved and often numbness. Get it checked.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas A. McNally
25 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kreb III
49 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Metabolism: The nerves are not getting the correct nutrients because of your diabetic state.It is very important to have your diabeticcontrol improved.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience in Family Medicine
I suppose: I suppose you could say that but nerve pain from a specific spinal nerve is usually more well defined and produce more acute pain than ms.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachariah George
14 years experience in Neurosurgery
This can result in : Altered sensation, weakness and pain.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience in Pain Management
L5/S1: There is cross over of the nerve levels in the toes. The foot in general gets sensation mostly from the L5 and s1 nerve roots. Is it in both feet? ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Variable: Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience in Podiatry
Nerve impingement: Unlikely, that the fibular bone moved to pinch a nerve. The peroneal nerve (superficial peroneal nerve) is located in the skin and can be impinged th ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
Not at all: Localized swelling in a limb implies that there is a local inflammatory reaction going on or possibly a vascular block a pinched nerve, however, will ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: It depends on the nerve involved. The symptoms may include numbness or weakness but your question needs to be more specific.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Although inflammation in the hand can cause shoulder pain at times (hand-shoulder syndrome), the face is not neurally connected to the arm.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
MERALGIA: This is a pure sensory nerve, and no weakness or reflex changes appear, but there is numbness and/or tingling over antero-lateral thigh, and maybe som ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pain and numbness: The sciatic nerve is mixed nerve(sensory and motor fiber), every time we have injury to this nerve we have symptoms of numbness and possibility weakne ... Read More
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