A 51-year-old member asked:
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Could a pinched nerve in a neck cause numbness in the body and face?

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Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience in neurology
No: Pinched nerve in neck causes numbness and tingling in one or both arms depending on the side of pinching. The numbness on face and body suggests problem on the opposite side of brain.
Answered on Oct 8, 2019

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