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Can A Pinched Nerve Cause Breathing Problems And Pain
Too many areas: Nerves supply specific areas. There's no nerve that supplies both your hands, chest and lungs. I think the pinched nerve hypothesis doesn't explain your symptoms. Instead, perhaps you should be fully evaluated. A chest x-ray, ekg, blood work and other tests as needed would provide a lot of information. ...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
I currently take 1mg of ativan twice daily. I was prescribed 15mg ms contin twice a day. Safe to take together? Will I have breathing problems?
You're too young @26: You're too young @ 26y to be taking 2 major sedatives like Ativan and MS-Contin. What were they prescribed for? What symptoms are you having? Both Ativan & MS-Contin can impair breathing (as you recognized), increase sleepiness, & cause problems operating a vehicle. Are you sure you know how the combination will affect you? Talk to your doctor about alternatives. Or use HealthTap Prime. Good luck ...Read more
Tense: Being extremely tense can cause some breathing and other difficulties. ...Read more
Possibly: There are many things in the air that can irritate or cause allergy in the lungs. There could be cleaning products at the workplace or there may be food items that you react to. If your breathing is consistently better when you are away from work then it's more likely to be an exposure at work. Try asking your company's safety officer to look into what may be the cause. ...Read more
Dyspnea or not?: There have been patients that develop a catch in their breath while on medications. In addition a more central problem can occur where one seems to almost forget to breathe. Ssri's and snri's (like effexor) seem to not infrequently cause this. Decreasing the dose typically does not eliminate it. It usually does not occur with all the other agents in these classes - you will find one that does not. ...Read more
Yes: There are several treatments. You will need to see a pulmonary specialist. There is spirometer-assisted breathing, thoracic valley exercises and deep breathing exercises. If you breathing difficulty becomes lift threatening then a spinal surgeon may be needed. ...Read more
Possible: Pulmonary side effects are among more rare and serious adverse effects of this medication but not common. ...Read more
Multfactorial: It should never be assumed that all the symptoms a person is experiencing are coming from only one disease process. Each symptom reported should be thoroughly investigated by a physician, this requires a physicial examination to provide an accurate diagnosis. A primary care physician appointment is a good starting place. ...Read more
Too many to list: The sensation of shortness of breath can be caused by cardiac, vascular and/or pulmonary problems including things like asthma, lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, cardiac ischemia, obesity, valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure, essential hypertension. If you exercise tolerance is progressively deteriorating, see your physician. ...Read more
Many...: There are many, many causes of breathing problems. Some are related to the respiratory system (asthma, copd), others to the cardiac system (congestive heart failure). Some problems are due to infection (pneumonia) and others related to trauma (quadriplegia). There are congenital causes (cystic fibrosis) and some causes where the etiology is not known. There are so many causes so see your doctor! ...Read more
Rhomboid: Injured rhomboid muscle should have little to do with breathing mechanism. ...Read more
Posture: To breathe efficiently your chest has to expand, both ribs moving and diaphragm descending. If your body posture impedes either or both such as with severe kyphoscoliosis, breathing problems can ensue. ...Read more
Many things: However, I see that you are 33 so many things are less likely. Asthma is a very common disease and can present with a few different types of symptoms, like cough, shortness of breath, or even chest discomfort. Nevertheless, there are some more rare causes of breathing trouble in younger females. You should see your doc and discuss your symptoms thoroughly so they know how to evaluate you. ...Read more
Possibly.: Scoliosis can cause significant breathing problems if the curvature is very high. Smaller curves may cause a reduction in respiratory function when measured, but usually not clinically observed. If you have scoliosis and breathing problems you need to be examined because one may not be causative of the other. ...Read more
What could be the cause of breathing problems. Feel air is going in but not making me feel calm. Always feel unable to provide energy, loss of breathe?
Could be many things: Talk to your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Material may build up on the piercing, the septum may become infected and enlarge, and the piercing itself may limit the airway.
I don't recommend the practice. Talk to your doc for more insight.
Hope this helps! ...Read more
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