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tight neck causing nerve pain

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Galina Nikolskaya
10 years experience in Neurology
Only nerve pain: If the foot pain is from a nerve damage then yes lyrica can reduce neuropathic pain, the numbness symptom will not be reduced by it however.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Not likely: The gluteus muscles don't impact the spinal cord enough to cause discitis symptoms. If you have nerve symptoms you should see your doctor. Could be y ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wilbert Warren
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Neck ultrasound : The technician would have had to apply significant pressure to your neck and this is unlikely. The real question is why the neck ultrasound?
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Steroids can do that: You need to discuss this possibility w/ the doctor who'd do the procedures. Sometimes you need to make difficult choices and weighing the pros and con ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience in 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 male asked:
Dr. Moshe Usadi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sort of.: Tight muscles can certainly cause prickly sensations in the overlying skin. This is probably due to irritation of small nerves. It may also be due t ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
23 years experience in Dentistry
Bulging discs: A punches nerve due to bulging discs in your neck can cause all sorts of pains from numb hands to severe headaches. Even heart attacks radiate into t ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience in Neurosurgery
yes: Relatively rarely, a lower cervical radiculopathy can present with chest pain. Obviously, one would want to do a thorough workup of the much more comm ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience in Neurosurgery
Sacroiliitis: Inflammation of the sacroiliac joint can mimic a ruptured disc in the back with radiating leg pain. By pushing over the dimple in the low right part o ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience in Neurology
Consider neck issue: While the ulnar nerve can cause pain radiating up the arm, it is more typically associated with pain from the elbow to the hand. One possibility is t ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
19 years experience in Pain Management
Absolutely: All the nerves that travel down your leg originate from your back, and a pinched nerve commonly causes low back pain.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience in Pain Management
Possibly: Anatomically the arms receive their control of sensation from the neck. Nerves that are irritated at the level of the neck often only result in pain ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: Typical symptoms of pinched neck netve are pain in neck that radiates to arm and hand like a tooth ache there is no way a pinched nerve in the beck c ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Unlikely: If you are talking about the lower back, then answer is no. However, many conditions can cause generalized pain including pain in the spine. See a rhe ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Cervical strain: Neck muscles strain can cause headache, spasm and stiffness. Needs some muscle relaxants, pain meds, exercises. May be massage.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behnam Myers
19 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Yes.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. TORY MCJUNKIN
18 years experience in 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gofeld
31 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: This is quite typical in case of the occipital neuralgia: pain and numbness of scalp.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
30 years experience in Cardiology
Injury or arthritis: Spinal injury or severe arthritis can cause nerve pain the the chest region.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience in Hand Surgery
Nerve pain: can be one cause of shoulder discomfort especially problems with the nerve roots in the mid cervical region however we're common things are bursitis t ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
41 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Both muscles and nerves can cause back pain and may be difficult to separate the body protects itself , so with nerve injury it goes into muscle spas ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: If you already have sciatica and it involves your si joint too, this nerve goes all the way down to the foot, and can affect any part of the nerve tha ... Read More
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