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Can a pinched nerve cause numbness and weakness that comes and go on the right arm/hand and right leg/foot? also, pain in the shoulder blade/bicep.

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Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
General Surgery 17 years experience
2 nerves: one pinched nerve can't cause numbness in arm and leg. So look for other causes, or multiple levels of disease
Dr. David Sniezek
Pain Management 38 years experience
Yes: Numbness and weakness in the right upper and lower extremities may indicate nerve compression at the level of the spine. MRI and EMG could localize and prognosticate a compressive neuropathy and would give guidance to appropriate treatment options. Consult with a physical medicine and rehabilition specialist would be appropriate.

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Last updated Mar 18, 2020

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