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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Rarely is it serious: & yes pinched nerve causing pain into arm is cervical radiculopathy. 90% are treated non op & get better-10% require surgery with > 90% su ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Need exam: A pinched nerve in the neck is possible, but if tingling is ONLY at base of elbow and under scapula (shoulder blade) I would tend to lean away from th ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
NOW!: This suggests a compression neuritis or disc issues. I suggest an immediate examination and a neurology consultation-ASAP!
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cheek numbness: Its is possible but since we have no information about you, not even your age let alone any medical history, no relevant response can be offered. If s ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Late pregnancy: The cardiologist is "prolly" right,good luck.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Exercise and aspirin: Of course the answer may be different if the nerve is truly pinched & is either in the shoulder or in the neck. The best treatments for mechanical pro ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Brzezinski
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Pinched nerve : Pinched nerves can be painful. Heat, stretching and anti inflammatories can help. If persistent sometimes an adjustment may help as well as some physi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
34 years experience Neurology
Conservative Rx: Depends on whether you have nerve pinched in neck causing shoulder blade pain or nerve to the shoulder blade being injured but in general pt with moda ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Unusual: Pinched nerves are usually affected by motion or position but not usually by the act of eating per se.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Clarify diagnosis: Who has made the diagnosis of "pinched nerve"? Certainly could be shingles if rash present, or maybe a viral brachial plexitis. Could consider thora ... Read More

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