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Lauderhill, FL
A 23-year-old male asked:

can pitch nerve cause bad digestion, i think i might b have a pinched nerve in my body, leg and arm weak. and digestion not working properly.

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bikash Bose
Neurosurgery 45 years experience
Not connected: Pinched nerves don't cause indigestion. Some medications like anti inflammatory(aleve,Motrin ) prescribed for treating it can cause upset stomach.
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Not usually: While severe sciatica can cause numbness or weakness, a pinched new wouldn't explain your digestive issue. The arm weakness is also a concern for which an MRI is in order. I would recommend you see your primary care MD who can start the work up and determine if you need specialty consultation with neurology or gastroenterology

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