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A 31-year-old member asked:

Does a pinched nerve travel down an arm?

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Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
It can: A "pinched nerve" in the neck can cause varying degrees of arm pain, weakness, numbness, and/or tingling.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

I have a heavy weak arm, could this be a pinched nerve?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lynn Bartl
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Possible.: I would need to know more about your symptoms and do a physical exam. Any weakness should be evaluated by your physician without delay.
A 20-year-old male asked about a 21-year-old female:

What works best for a pinched nerve in arm ?

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Dr. Steven Simon
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Nerve impingement UE: You did not say, if the pinch was at the elbow (ulnar n at cubital tunnel) or the wrist (median n at carpal tunnel-wrist, or at pronator teres- forearm) or at the lateral wrist- ulnar n at guyon canal. Regardless, decompression is the treatment of choice. Surgeons can do this. Sometimes injections of steroid and bracing can help as well, and should be tried first in most cases. Emg will assess.
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A male asked:

What surgery do i need for pinched nerve in my arm?

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Dr. Steven Simon
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It depends on nerve: The most common arm compressions are carpal tunnel ( median N at wrist) cubital tunnel (ulnar N at elbow) and less commonly guyon canal (ulnar N at wrist). Each requires a decompression surgery. Carpal tunnel involves opening the flexor retinaculm, and can often be done by scope. Cubital tunnel requires open surgery and often replacing the N in its canal. Steroids and PT may prevent surgery.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Left arm feels weak pinched nerve?

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Dr. Atif Malik
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 23 years experience
Cervical Disc: This could be a cervical disc herniation. Please see your doctor. You need a neurological exam and an MRI possibly.

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