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A 28-year-old male asked:

can a pinched nerve somewhere in the lumbar spine cause localized swelling in the leg?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Not at all: Localized swelling in a limb implies that there is a local inflammatory reaction going on or possibly a vascular block a pinched nerve, however, will cause pain, numbness, and tingling. Some people describe a feeling as if they were swollen but swelling does not actually occur in a localized area as you are describing.

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Last updated Apr 10, 2018

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