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What to do if i have horrible back pain in my upper back, does it cound like a pinched nerve?

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Dr. Zachariah George
Neurosurgery 15 years experience
Perhaps...: Pinched nerves usually cause pain mostly but can also cause weakness and changes in sensation. When a 'pinched nerve' is in the cervical spine, these symptoms usually affect the arms, in the thoracic spine it wraps around the chest and abdomen, in lumbar spine it affects the legs. These may or may not be associated with some back pain. If your pain is horrible then you need to be seen and eval.

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