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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Mri shows no disc problems. Can upper back muscles nerves cause pain in this area and refer to upper leg. Burning/prickling. Not sharp pain.

Mri shows no disc problems. Can upper back muscles nerves cause pain in this area and refer to upper leg. Burning/prickling. Not sharp pain.

Need more info: What level of spine was the mri--cervical, thoracic or lumbar? What neurological exam findings do you have? How did you injure your back, was it one acute accident or years of wear & tear? Likely, thoracic para spinal muscle spasm would not cause leg pain, but this really is a question for your neurologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could pinched nerve(s) in back cause muscle pain throughout body?

Could pinched nerve(s) in back cause muscle pain throughout body?

Unlikely: If you are talking about the lower back, then answer is no. However, many conditions can cause generalized pain including pain in the spine. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Lower right back muscle inflamed causing sharp pain(pinched nerve)down entire leg. "not spinal related".

Sacroiliitis: Inflammation of the sacroiliac joint can mimic a ruptured disc in the back with radiating leg pain. By pushing over the dimple in the low right part of the back pain will be elicited (fortin test). See a chiropractor or neurosurgeon to obtain relief of the pain. ...Read more

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Can compression of nerves in the thoracic spine cause bowel incontinence and moderate back pain?

Can compression of nerves in the thoracic spine cause bowel incontinence and moderate back pain?

Yes and No: Compression of the spinal cord in the thoracic spine can cause bowel incontinence and is a medical emergency. Compressed nerves will not cause incontinence but can result in back pain or pain traveling into the ribs, abdomen or upper leg. Bowel incontinence is the most concerning symptom. Go see you doc. ...Read more

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Can herniated disc cause shoulder and upper back pain and burning?

Depends: Disc herniations that are large enough can cause nerve compression that will cause referred pain along the pathway of the nerve. The shoulder is mainly covered by nerves coming from the neck. There should also be referred pain into the upper arm or even hand. Isolated burning tho the back of the shoulder and upper back may be less likely due to a disc hernia tion. ...Read more

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Can intercostal nerve block cause blood in urine and back pain?

Can intercostal nerve block cause blood in urine and back pain?

Unlikely: If the reason for intercostal block was traumatic injury you have reasons to have blood in the urine and back pain. Posteriorly placed intercostal block theoretically can cause some degree of back pain, but it will be unusual. Talk to your doctor to rule out kidneys injury. ...Read more

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Can herniated disc cause sudden neck pain and right side head and eye pain..Vom?

Can herniated disc cause sudden neck pain and right side head and eye pain..Vom?

Unlikely: A disc herniation could cause sudden neck pain & pain may cause nausea & vomiting but not eye pain. A headache up back of head could be from the cervical muscles being stimulated to involuntary contract leading to muscular or tension like headache . I would also be concerned about vascular issue of one of blood vessels leading into the brain such as the carotid or vertebral arteries so see doctor. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve in neck cause serve pain on the side of your head?

Neck and head pain: Cervical nerve problems and cervical arthritis can cause cervicogenic headaches. Not uncommon. ...Read more

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Herniated and bulging disc's some degenerating and narrowing of spine weakness in both legs and feet right side being worse, nerve pain nothing works

Herniated and bulging disc's some degenerating and narrowing of spine weakness in both legs and feet right side being worse, nerve pain nothing works

Please see below: Is there spinal cord compression on mri? Is nerve root imingement? If that's the case the only definitive treatment would be direct surgical decompression. This procedure can nowadays be done minimally invasively ANS often on outpatient basis. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain that radiates from upper back to arm, armpit and upper spinal cord with burning sensation?

Left shoulder pain that radiates from upper back to arm, armpit and upper spinal cord with burning sensation?

Possible disc issue: Pain in this area can come from various places including the shoulder (rotator cuff), the neck (cervical disc herniation), and even heart or stomach problems. You should see a physicians for evaluation for these problems. ...Read more

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Pressure on sciatic nerve causing pain in the legs.

Sciatica: The sciatic nerve travels down the whole thigh and branches off smaller nerves to the legs, feet and toes. If you have pressure on your nerve it is common to feel the pain "traveling" along the course of the nerve up or down. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Does a pinched nerve in upper back cause pain and weakness in both legs?

Does a pinched nerve in upper back cause pain and weakness in both legs?

Spinal cord symptoms: A "pinched nerve" in the upper back can indicate possible compression of the spinal cord. This can lead to pain, numbness, difficulty with balance, bowel/bladder issues, and weakness in the lower extremities. This type of disease may be quite serious and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Could a lumbar disc herniation cause tingling/throbbing sensations in the back and neck?

Could a lumbar disc herniation cause tingling/throbbing sensations in the back and neck?

Only in low back: Lumbar disc does not cause any neck symptoms. In the low back it can depending on which nerve roots it pinches in the back. ...Read more

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Can the herniated discs in the neck cause numbness on face and lower back of head?

Can the herniated discs in the neck cause numbness on face and lower back of head?

Not typically : The nerves that supply the face and skull are cranial nerves. They exit directly out of the skull above the neck. For that reason, neck problems do not typically cause skull or facial symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Hank Chambers
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Brain And Nerves (Definition)

The brain and nerves are parts of the body, forming the "nervous system" that processes information, thought, and memory; the location of personality and emotions; and the control center ...Read more


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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more