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Dr. Peter Glusker
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It started with severe back pain and nummness and pain down right leg, chiroprictor made back better, was pinched nerve. Still having pain right thigh?

Dr. Peter Glusker
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It started with severe back pain and nummness and pain down right leg, chiroprictor made back better, was pinched nerve. Still having pain right thigh?

Leg pain: Your chiropracter helped the muscle pain, but it sounds like something else is going on. I would suggest you see your family doctor, an neurologist or an orthopedist and evaluate further. Nerves can be pinched by many things, including disc fragments, bone spurs and even tumors. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Could a pinched nerve in a neck cause numbness in the body and face?

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Could a pinched nerve in a neck cause numbness in the body and face?

Possible: Forties male suspects neck nerve pinch as causal of "face and body" pain. If pain is localized to one shoulder and arm and same sided lateral cheek region this is a pattern sometimes associated with thoracic outlet syndrome. A neurologist is the best specialist to diagnose. The given description should be more precise as to body regions affected and pain characteristics. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas A. McNally
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Can a pinched nerve cause numbness in entire keft side?

Dr. Thomas A. McNally
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Can a pinched nerve cause numbness in entire keft side?

Not usually: Pinched nerves follow a specific pathway of pain in what is called a dermatome. These are isolated and well mapped in human anatomy. A pinched nerve usually affects one part of an arm or leg or specific part of the body, not an entire side of the body. ...Read more

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Can a pinched nerve cause numbness in your hand and forearm?

Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Can a pinched nerve cause numbness in your hand and forearm?

Sure it can: Depending on the location and severity of the impingement, a pinched nerve in your neck can certainly cause symptoms along its path--as seen example picture here. A pinched/trapped nerve at the elbow behind your funny bone can do so as well, so is carpal tunnel syndrome. If symptoms bothersome, consult doc for evaluation/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Cam a pinched nerve cause numbness in the back of the head and behind the ear?

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Cam a pinched nerve cause numbness in the back of the head and behind the ear?

Yeppers: That would be a C2 pinch & maybe a DASH of C3! Put them together & whaddya have? Numbness in the back of the head & behind the ear! So now my question to you. How did it happen and what is being recommended? Can't cut the head or the ear off...not a good idea. It may resolve on the spot or be a "pain in the neck!" LOL! How about a SOOTHEAWAY device? www.sootheaway.com. Check it out. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
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Can a pinched nerve cause numbness along with a dull ache? i have numbness and achiness on right side of torso.

Dr. Clarence Lyons
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It might: that could happen. Go let your doctor check you. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Board Certified, Neurology
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Could a pinched nerve cause numbness, tingling and sharp shooting pains in the front/outer thigh area? There is also tender swelling around the knee.

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Could a pinched nerve cause numbness, tingling and sharp shooting pains in the front/outer thigh area? There is also tender swelling around the knee.

Short answer YES: The short answer to your question is yes. The longer answer to your question is you need to be thoroughly examined by a neurologist and possibly undergo electrical as well as imaging diagnostics. Feel free to follow my webpage at www.healthtap.com/Drsaghafi choosing key code: PDXFNR in order to make a calendar appointment. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sniezek
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Can a pinched nerve cause Numbness and weakness that comes and go on the right arm/hand and right leg/foot? Also, pain in the shoulder blade/bicep.

Dr. David Sniezek
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Can a pinched nerve cause Numbness and weakness that comes and go on the right arm/hand and right leg/foot?  Also, pain in the shoulder blade/bicep.

Yes: Numbness and weakness in the right upper and lower extremities may indicate nerve compression at the level of the spine. MRI and EMG could localize and prognosticate a compressive neuropathy and would give guidance to appropriate treatment options. Consult with a physical medicine and rehabilition specialist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Dr. Atif Haque
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Can a pinched nerve cause tongue and facial numbness?

Dr. Atif Haque
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No: By "pinched nerve, " I am assuming you mean in the spine. The nerve providing sensation to the face and the multiple nerves that contribute to the tongue come from the skull base, not the spine. ...Read more

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Dr. John Baker
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Can a pinched nerve cause burning and numbness in feet?

Dr. John Baker
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Pinches nerve: Pinched back (lumbosacral) nerve roots can cause tingling in sole of foot if around s1 or back of foot if l5... But if both sides, symmetric, more likely a sensory neuropathy. ...Read more

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