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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?

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

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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How often does femoral cutaneous nerve compression get worse rather than better?

How often does femoral cutaneous nerve compression get worse rather than better?

Meralgia: Meralgia paresthetica, which is the medical term, typically improves either on its own or with non-surgical treatments. It can, however, recur often. Non-surgical treatment involves alleviating inciting factors (tight clothes, etc.), weight loss, and nsaid's. Surgery can be an option for refractory cases. ...Read more

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What can be done for a nerve compression in the neck? What are some if the symptoms? Please help

What can be done for a nerve compression in the neck? What are some if the symptoms? Please help

What are yours?: How about if we turn the question around and asked, "what symptoms do you have in the neck, shoulders, or arms? " let's see if they fit the suspicion for a "pinched nerve" in the neck. Conservative things for nerves which are compressed in the neck include physical therapy with ranges of motion exercises, at times massotherapy, at times ultrasound and diathermy treatments, and at times traction. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in the way the pain a regular run of the mill pinched nerve would present itself vs that of tumor induced nerve compression?

Is there a difference in the way the pain a regular run of the mill pinched nerve would present itself vs that of tumor induced nerve compression?

Tumor vs. HNP: No and yes. Pressure on a nerve will cause radiating pain along that nerve with numbness and or weakness. Tumor, bone spur, misplaced pedicle screw, infection, disk, the nerve doesn't care. You are more likely to have severe, unremitting back/neck pain with tumor especially at night causing awakening. Add weight loss, loss of appetite, fever/chills/sweats, immune compromise, etc, that suggests ca. ...Read more

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Can nerve compression affects my sexual performance because I can't satisfy my lady very well since I started experiencing this nerve compression.?

It would depend: On what nerve is being compressed. But, if the two coincide it certainly is a possibility. Even, if it isn't a possibility based on the actual nerve involved, it could be in theory still connected mentally if your mind is on the nerve compression and not your lady.
Go see a doctor to get a diagnosis. Yu would not want your situation to continue and this way you can get your groove back. ...Read more

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If there is s1 nerve compression in the left lateral recess space, what symptoms would you expect?

Pain/weakness to leg: All symptoms would be to the left leg. Especially to little toe or bottom of foot. You might also expect weakness in the calf or hamstring muscle. ...Read more

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I have tingling in my left foot what causes this? Nerve compression?

I have tingling in my left foot what causes this? Nerve compression?

Pinched nerve: To receive an answer that will be more helpful for you, you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns. You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better. Also tells us what it looks like. Is it discolored, swollen or point tender. The more you tell the better the answer. ...Read more

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Does c5-c6, c6-c7 disc herniation n nerve compression cause headaches/ dizziness?

Does c5-c6, c6-c7 disc herniation n nerve compression cause headaches/ dizziness?

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

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Does muscle wasting start rapidly after nerve compression?

Does muscle wasting start rapidly after nerve compression?

Not first symptom: In the example of carpal tunnel which is compression of the
median nerve in the carpal tunnel, the first symptoms are usually
sensory with numbness, tingling and paraesthesias.
As the compression you will start to get motor or muscle changes typically affecting the thenar muscles whereby you
may start to drop more small objects and develop atriophy. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disk without nerve compression cause sciatica pain?

Can a herniated disk without nerve compression cause sciatica pain?

Yes: Nerve compression is just one way sciatica can happen. Often when looking at MRI, doctors don't take into consideration that this is a still image and doesn't show what your spine will do when you move, bend over or even stand up. That is why you need to see a spine specialist that can discuss this with you and your options for treatment. ...Read more

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Might a herniated disk without nerve compression still cause sciatica pain?

Might a herniated disk without nerve compression still cause sciatica pain?

Yes: Nerve compression is just one way sciatica can happen. Often when looking at MRI, doctors don't take into consideration that this is a still image and doesn't show what your spine will do when you move, bend over or even stand up. That is why you need to see a spine specialist that can discuss this with you and your options for treatment. ...Read more

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Could a herniated disk without nerve compression still cause sciatica pain?

Could a herniated disk without nerve compression still cause sciatica pain?

Annular tear: Sometimes the herniated disk has annular tear that releases the spongier nucleus pulposus out that can cause a chemical neuritis on the nerves that is similar to sciatica. Also if the MRI reflects any listhesis (slipping of one bone on the other) there may be a compression on the nerves that will not be appreciated on the MRI because you are lying down and not allowing gravity/forces to move it. ...Read more

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Can thoracic outlet syndrome be treated if the nerve compression has been for 8 month, or surgery is necessary? And how much time does physicalT take

Can thoracic outlet syndrome be treated if the nerve compression has been for 8 month, or surgery is necessary? And how much time does physicalT take

Yes: 20y seeks non-operative therapy of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Neurovascular bundle impingement occurs in costo-clavicular dimension, the true Thoracic Outlet. Impingement is due to irregular clavicle motion w. abduction; caused by abnormal superior trapezius, ST, function; via ST overdeveloped or underdeveloped relative to muscles of inferior scapular draw, i.e., "crossed muscles". See a wise P.T. ...Read more

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I have this slight numbness on the upper part of my left big toe. This started after I had a dance. Is it possible that this is due to nerve compression?

Yes: This could be due to repetitive trauma, a pinched nerve, poor fitting shoes at the dance. Many diseases can start this way but the most likely cause are the shoes you wore to the dance ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have diabeties and can't walk no more then 10 feet also what do you suggest if I have 2 blowed disks in my lower back with nerve compression can that keep me from walking?

Work Up: Have you had a full work up and a recent MRI? Is your diabetes controlled? These are two important factors that need to be evaluated. If you have two back discs, they could be causing nerve compression. See a back specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I want to know what are the decompression choices to relieve my sciatic nerve compression in buttocks?

Depends on the cause: This depends on the source of the nerve compression. Most are caused by disc herniations which are treated surgically with microdisectomy. Some are done with small open incisions and some percutaneous. It mainly depends on your insurance as to the procedures that are covered. If it is due to stenosis then a laminectomy or foraminotamy may be offered. ...Read more

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My left forefinger numb for about a month. Chiro says nerve compression in cervical vert. Also experiencing some dizziness. Could they be related?

My left forefinger numb for about a month. Chiro says nerve compression in cervical vert. Also experiencing some dizziness. Could they be related?

Neck pain: A herniated disc in the neck can cause numbness in the finger and dizziness (imbalance). It is important to obtain an MRI of the neck to determine the extent of the nerve and/or spinal cord compression. I recommend seeing a neurosurgeon or spine specialist to evaluate and treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I relieve a pinched nerve behind the knee? 1 mo. Ago I drove a moving truck for 11 hrs, with only 3-4 breaks. Pain still felt upon compression

Are you sure?: Are you sure it is a pinched nerve? I would be more worried about a deep venous thrombosis. I think it would be a good idea to be checked for that. You would need to see your doctor and might need to have some tests like a sonogram. The consequences of missing a DVT could be death in the worst case, so worth checking. ...Read more

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I was typing on my ipad when suddenly I felt that my left thumb was slowing down drastically. I also have ulnar nerve compression. What could cause i.

I was typing on my ipad when suddenly I felt that my left thumb was slowing down drastically. I also have ulnar nerve compression. What could cause i.

Steve Jobs syndrome: Ulnar nerve entrapment or compression tends to initially have more sensory symptoms as opposed to motor symptoms. The ulnar nerve supplies or innervates many of the hand muscles including some of the muscles involved in control of the thumb (e.g. Adductor pollicis muscle). This may have caused the symptoms described. ...Read more

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Have a bulging disc with nerve compression at L5/S1, what distance is safe for me to walk each with a 10kg backpack for me to have no pain. Thank u?

Have a bulging disc with nerve compression at L5/S1, what distance is safe for me to walk each with a 10kg backpack for me to have no pain. Thank u?

Get a lumbar pack: Be kind to your back and it will be kind to you.
Backpacks are hard on the low back. Large fanny packs are known as "lumbar waist packs" allowing one to carry a lot of the weight directly on the hips and decrease back strain. See: http://www. Ebay. Com/sch/i.html? _trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=lumbar+fanny+pack&_sacat=0&_from=R40
I do not endorse this particular model, it is only an illustration. ...Read more

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Forefinger has been numb for a month. Chiro says it's nerve compression of cervical vert. Also experiencing dizziness at times. Could they be related?

Forefinger has been numb for a month. Chiro says it's nerve compression of cervical vert. Also experiencing dizziness at times. Could they be related?

Possibly: Numbness in your index finger may be due to compression of a peripheral nerve at the wrist, or a disc herniation in your cervical spine, to more unusual causes. Cervical disc disease can, infrequently, be associated with dizziness. Your doctor should be able to start the evaluation and, if necessary, order the appropriate test (s) to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Muscle wasting possible due to ulnar nerve compression?

Muscle wasting possible due to ulnar nerve compression?

Yes: Depending on where nerve is compressed, muscles innervated may be affected. Commonly, muscle in first webspace, between thumb and index, become atrophied. Muscles between metacarpals, or interossei, can atrophy. Result is hand weakness with atrophy. ...Read more

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Can lying in bed for 13-16 hours a day cause sciatic nerve compression spine MRI clear?

Can lying in bed for 13-16 hours a day cause sciatic nerve compression spine MRI clear?

Not the cause: Usually bed rest helps relieve some of the sciatic symptoms, and hard to conceive how it could cause such issues. On the other hand, piriformis syndrome can compress the nerve in the buttock (peripheral sciatica), and sacro-iliac issues might be considered. Best bet for diagnosis and help is an experienced osteopathic physician. ...Read more

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I had a bone spur removed from my l5/s1 due to nerve compression. How likely are they to grow back?

I had a bone spur removed from my l5/s1 due to nerve compression. How likely are they to grow back?

Somewhat likely.: By bone spur, I assume you are referring to osteophytes caused by arthritis to the facet joints of the back.

Facet degeneration is a continous process, and over time, will cause increasing bone spurs.

Most of the time, we can accommodate these bone spurs, without surgery. In some instances, the bone spurs will cause enough nerve compression, causing severe pain, weakness and numbness. ...Read more

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Had cts 8 days ago. Still edemetous causing nerve compression doc doesn't know why? Fingers numb. What to do?

Wait months: Sensory recovery in cases of severe chronic compression can be incomplete and take months, most enjoy improvement in discomfort numbness recovery is incomplete and takes time and nerve healing which is beyond any bodys. Control the surgery removes pressure from nerve so it can heal and stop getting worse. ...Read more

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Do cervical spondlysis cause nerve compression. What are symptims of nerve compressio. Can it b reason for dry eyes?

Do cervical spondlysis cause nerve compression. What are symptims of nerve compressio. Can it b reason for dry eyes?

No: Neck arthritis would not cause your eyes to be dry. Neck spondylosis can compression nerves in the neck and cause radiating pain or numbness or weakness in the arms, shoulder, and hands. ...Read more

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How can I tell if these pins and needles that happen with easy compression is anxiety/cns disorder or nerve compression?

How can I tell if these pins and needles that happen with easy compression is anxiety/cns disorder or nerve compression?

Pins and needles: Pins and needles with compression is normally a mild symptom due to compression. For example, compression of the palm side of the wrist causes tingling in the thumb, index and middle finger tips. ...Read more