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Doctor insights on: C8 Nerve Compression

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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

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.