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Could a pinched nerve in a neck cause numbness in the body and face?

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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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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Can a pinched nerve cause numbness in your hand and forearm?

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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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Get an Xray/MRI if pain lasts more than 4 weeks
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See a spine/pain specialist if pain doesn't improve
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Can a pinched nerve cause numbness in entire keft side?

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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Can a pinched nerve cause burning and numbness in feet?

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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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Use NSAIDs for pain relief
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Get an Xray or MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist after 6 weeks
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Can a pinched nerve cause pain, numbness and tingling in both hands and tingling in both lower legs? I had a broken vertebrae a few years ago ?

Can a pinched nerve cause pain, numbness and tingling in both hands and tingling in both lower legs? I had a broken vertebrae a few years ago ?

PInched Nerve: The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. Erectile dysfunction suggests a significantly pinched nerve(s) i would investigate obtaining an MRI and see specialist soon. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause tongue and facial numbness?

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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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Don't try home or OTC remedies. See a doctor.
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Determine cause, if possible, don't just treat symptoms
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Try a range of motion massage
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Consider physical therapy
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Pinched Nerve (Definition)

Medical one but it is interpeted to mean that there is a spinal nerve being compressed by a disc heniation usually but could also be from other causes like a degenerative ...Read more

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Numbness (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more

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