A member asked:

Hi. pinch nerve in neck. (right side) felt zaps in arm & back . tried to go back to sleep , felt like nerves went away & pinch pain in scalp , loss of sensation for a bit , what is this??

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Dr. Edward Hellman answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

There are multiple potential causes. As you say, it could be a pinched nerve, otherwise known as a radiculopathy. I would not hesitate to be seen. A good exam and appropriate studies can likely determine the cause.

Answered Jun 17, 2015

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Dr. Jerome Litt answered

Specializes in Dermatology

DO NOT KNOW. SEE YOU GENERAL DOCTOR SOONEST. ANY RASH? COULD BE SHINGLES. FEEL BETTER. . .

Answered Jun 17, 2015

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