A 27-year-old member asked:
I have right sided back pain from an accident. how do i know whether i have a nerve damage?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Numbness, weakness: Back pain is unfortunately a common malady, but nerve involvement is less frequent. Nerve injury usually results in a band of numbness, pain, or tingling in a pattern down one leg. Specific muscles may be weak, depending upon the affected nerve. An abnormal reflex may also be present on exam. Take heart: 90% of back pain resolves without surgery. If symptoms linger, make an appt with your doctor.
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 23 years experience
Get a MRI & see a Dr: Mri's see nerve and disc. If you have a pinched nerve, an MRI will be able to tell your doctor that.
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Pain Management 17 years experience
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Last updated Dec 8, 2015
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