A 34-year-old female asked:
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would a pinched nerve sometimes have diffuse pain and other times be localized, feel like a bruise under skin? has been 3 mths? how long to heal?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : It varies somewhat, but in general a pinched nerve cause pain at the site it is pinched to a variable degree and then pain along the specific distribution of the nerve. For example, pinching the L 5 nerve root on the right causes pain that runs down the back of the thigh, outside of leg, and the top of foot.
Answered on Oct 1, 2017
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