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will a pinched nerve in the lower back cause pain in the lower back and weakness

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
MRI not perfect: MRI is fairly good at finding structural compression but it is not perfect. Sometimes very small compressions generate large symptoms. Some compressio ... Read More

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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Arm symptoms - nerve: The pins and needles are most likely due to a pinched or inflamed nerve from the cervical spine which radiates down the arms it's important to diff ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marquart
39 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: A nerve root at the L3 or L4 level can cause thigh pain if it is pinched. This can be due to a disc or osteophytes pinching the nerve.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Numb leg: Yes! sharp pain in a lower extremity due to nerve compression can cause this. Relieve by squatting down to flex the lumbar spine. Usually, anti-inflam ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
19 years experience 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Having heavy breasts can change your posture and cause stress of the muscles of your low back ; spine. I would suggest that you do a couple of things. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rest and NSAIDS: as ibuprofen, if not contraindicated, besides weight reduction, if no improvement, or getting worse, see your doctor, best wishes
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A female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Nope: The lesion would have to be higher up to involve the shoulder blade.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be: If you are sleeping in a position that exacerbates or makes it ticked off. You should sleep with knees bent and a pillow between and beneath your knee ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Most likely, rest: Of course your treating Doctor who knows you and has the imaging reports that can be clinically correlated to your physical exam would be able tell yo ... Read More
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