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C7 C8 Pinched Nerve
Can cervical spine root damage cause permanent paralysis in your entire body? From c1-c8? Can a pinched nerve in this area cause full body paralysis?
Not really.: Spinal CORD runs from brain down spine encased in column of vertebral bones. Spinal NERVE exits between bones providing movement and sensation to a very specific body area. Damage to NERVE can produce loss of function and sensation only in a local area. Damage to CORD can produce loss of function and sensation below the level of the injury. Injury above C4 paralyses respiration - often fatal ...Read more
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
Does a pinched nerve C7 pressured on the root by a herniated disc will damage muscles that it support in the arm and hand?
It can: Severe nerve injury can lead to the muscles wasting away from disuse and lack of neural input. ...Read more
Does the following mean 2 pinch nerves? 1. degenerative disc disease at the C2-C3 level to result in mild to moderate spinal canal stenosis at this level. 2. Degenerate changes at the C5-C6 and C6-C7 levels resulting in mild to moderate spinal cana
No but can't tell: Spinal canal stenosis can cause spinal cord compression. In order to know if a nerve is pinched in the cervical spine you want to know if there is lateral spinal canal stenosis ore more specifically foraminal stenosis. The foramen is where the nerve comes out of the spine and can be pinched. ...Read more
Pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI, shoulder pain. Related? 6 MM slip at L5-S1 with pars defect and leg pain. Related? Thanks.
..Spine Specialist: 47 y/o Male w Pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI, shoulder pain. Related 6MM slipp at L5-S1 with pars defect and leg pain. Related? Thanks. Yes related called Degenerative Joint/ Disc disease. The Doctor who ordered the studies know what he/she is looking for Have him/her provide treatment guidance or see Spine Specialist. Thereafter mind Diet/ Exercise/ Lifestyle ...Read more
Neck cracks/pops, forehead/scalp tingling, is the result of pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI? Brain CTs/MRI's were all normal. Help!
Tingling: Neck cracking usually emanates from neck ligaments and vertebrae. Pinched nerves in the cervical spine generally cause Sharp, shooting pains in the back of the scalp. Tingling of forehead would be an unusual manifestation. I would be reassured about no significant neurological pathology in your case and would regard the tingling symptoms as more of a nuisance. A neurologist can advise you best. ...Read more
Neck cracking/popping, forehead/scalp tingling, the result of pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI? MRI's and CT's of brain were normal. Thanks.
Does not correlate.: The disk bulges at C5-C7 should affect your arm & neck, not the forehead & scalp. Many people live their ENTIRE LIVES with bulging disks & don't complain of any pain, so MRI or CT scan to "diagnose" bulging disks is actually a gross misuse of imaging. Talk to your doctor or a neurologist about your symptoms to undergo accurate testing. Or use HealthTap Prime. Good luck to you; hope you find cause. ...Read more
Small right far lateral disc protrusion at C7 -t1encroaching neuro foramen and possibly impinging exiting C8 nerve root. How serious is this?
Clinical monitoring: You mentioned "finger tingling" and "hand weakness" as conditions, which presumably prompted someone to order the imaging that radiologically diagnosed the disc protrusion described in your question. Following closely with a neurologist for serial monitoring of your symptoms to track any changes in their severity would be helpful. He/she can refer you to other specialists if needed in the future. ...Read more
Small right far lateral dsc protrusion at c7- t1 encroaching the neural foramen and possibly impinging C8 nerve root. Will this require surgery?
More likely than not:
BUT first things first!!! An epidural injection by a INTERVENTIONAL PAIN EXPERT would be my first step! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a referral to a Pain Clinic
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Probably not: Although cervical spine problems can be associated with headaches and dizziness, usually these problems originate from the upper cervical segments (c2-5). If you are having arm and/or upper back pain, it is probably the result of these disc herniations. You should know that many patients without symptoms will have c5-7 disc herniations on their MRI which may be a serendipitous finding. ...Read more
I have a pcf on 4-5. C8, c7. Ddd. Major weakness in fingers and some in arm and hand. But seems better. Injury 1 mo ago. Delay, try therapy, or surg?
By pcf, I assume you mean posterior cervical fusion at c4-5 and c7-8? However, there is no C8 vertebrae. There is a C8 nerve root. Did you mean c6-7?
While the question is not entirely clear, I would suggest prompt neurologic evaluation if you are having any new neurologic weakness. ...Read more
Where is it:
More information needed to help you. Is it really a pinched nerve. It could be ligament instability or sprain in the neck or back and might benefit from prolotherapy to resolve the issue in the most conservative fashion.
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Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve is caused by disc herniation or bulge in most cases, but can be caused by arthritis and stenosis in older people. There will be radiation of pain/tingling in the finders or toes. You may also have numbness in specific areas of the limb and in severe cases weakness in the limbs as well. A non-radiating pain is usually not a nerve. It may feel like pressure, tingling, shooting etc. ...Read more
It can feel like: Any number of symptoms ranging from none to: pain of varying types ie electrical or burning worse with certain positions/activities & better with others, numbing, tingling, weakness, or a combination of symptoms mentioned. Coughing, sneezing or bearing down may aggravate symptoms as well. ...Read more
No best way: There is really no best way. It depends on the location, pain character, activity limitation that it causes, and also patient preference to treatment options. Discuss with your doctor regarding the different options of treatment. ...Read more
A pinched nerve is also called radiculitis and causes radiating nerve root pain. People typically feel shooting or stabbing pain (can be constant or episodic) and follows a nerve root pattern
it can be caused by a variety of factors. It's important to rule-out and red flags like weakness, bowel/bladder incontinence. If you have those, go to the hospital otherwise, go see your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Lifting weights can cause disc herniations or progression of the herniations which can lead to 'pinched nerves'. It can also lead to arthritis and foraminal narrowing and facet arthropathy long term, again giving the feeling of pinched nerves. While weightlifting is generally good for you, proper technique is integral to avoiding these issues. You can also have peripheral entrapment issues also. ...Read more