A 31-year-old member asked:
Does a pinched nerve travel down an arm?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Atif Haqueanswered
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 20 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 male asked:
What surgery do i need for pinched nerve in my arm?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 40 years experience
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.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Left arm feels weak pinched nerve?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Atif Malikanswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 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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Last updated Aug 22, 2018
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