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I, too, believe I have a pinched nerve that is causing a pinching sensation down my left arm. I also have left side rib pain esp. When coughing or tur?

I, too, believe I have a pinched nerve that is causing a pinching sensation down my left arm. I also have left side rib pain esp. When coughing or tur?

If you're asking...: ...whether the two are related, it's not likely. Also, a "pinched" nerve does not mean you will have "pinching" sensations in the affected limb. That's a misinterpretation of a colloquial term for a compression neuritis/neuropathy or radiculitis/radiculopathy. ...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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Can a pinched nerve cause cold hands, chest pains, or breathing problems?

Can a pinched nerve cause cold hands, chest pains, or breathing problems?

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

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Could a pinched nerve in neck cause chest pain?

Could a pinched nerve in neck cause chest pain?

Yes: Relatively rarely, a lower cervical radiculopathy can present with chest pain. Obviously, one would want to do a thorough workup of the much more common and worrisome cardiopulmonary causes of chest pain first. I do have a few patients that have had multiple cardiac workups that were negative and only got relief after neck surgery. ...Read more

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What causes elbow pain and what causes a pinched nerve in left side of chest upper?

What causes elbow pain and what causes a pinched nerve in left side of chest upper?

Unclear.: Elbow pain can come from varied conditions including musculoskeletal, rheumatological, and neurological which would include a pinched nerve. Chest pain is always a potentially very serious condition as it could represent a life threatening cardiac condition. Unless medically cleared, all complaints of chest pain should be treated as a medical emergency in an appropriate setting (e.g. Er). ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in your neck cause armpit pain that goes into your chest?

Can a pinched nerve in your neck cause armpit pain that goes into your chest?

Unlikely: The cervical (neck) spinal nerves are associated with pain that radiates into the arms. Upper thoracic (chest area) spinal nerves could be associated with pain radiating around the axilla (armpit) into the chest. ...Read more

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Tilting head to chest and I get buzzing sensation in left foot. Does this sound like a pinched nerve if not, what could cause this?

Yes: Yes, it does sound like a pinched nerve somewhere. In general, when you bring your chin down to the chest it increases pressure in the spinal canal, which traditionally will bring on symptoms from a pinched nerve. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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What causes pain near the left scapula sometimes radiates to my chest and left arm neck. Dr says prob pinched nerve I have acid reflux as well help!?

What causes pain near the left scapula sometimes radiates to my chest and left arm neck. Dr says prob pinched nerve I have acid reflux as well help!?

Nerve: Sounds like it could be a pinched nerve in your lower neck. Typically these will get better on their own. You can try icing, antiinflammatories and give this some time. If it doesn't seem to be letting up, an MRI can be done and other treatments can be tried. Follow up with your doc too. ...Read more

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Could the numbness I am feeling be caused by a pinched nerve? I am experiencing numbness on the left side of my chest, under left arm, and back. I have had a sharp pain for 3 weeks that goes from my shoulder blade through to my chest. I was sent to the

Arguably: Arguably the worst possible cause of severe pain felt in the shoulder blade and deep into the chest would be an uncommon condition called aortic dissection. Problems with the gallbladder and heart can also cause pain in the region of the shoulder or armpit (axilla). The spinal nerve corresponding to t2 also feels an area that involves the armpits and hoop-shaped strip of skin that runs across your chest above your nipples, through your armpits, and across your back at about the same level (it also involves part of the skin on the arm). After excluding things like dissection, heart problems, and gallbladder problems, a neurosurgeon may be helpful to get to a diagnosis and some relief. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve? Short Sharp pulsating pain in upper bk & chest. Dr eval last wk, no heart/lung prob. Pain gone w/ ibupro. Poss caused by sports collisn

Pinched nerve: Seems like pinched nerve. Does moving the arm, back, neck reproduce the pain-that supports musculoskeletal (MSK) especially if previous trauma. What happens when you have a deep breath any sharp pain? Would just ask the doc about possibility of clot, if there is significant pain on breathing- ask today. Rarely may also be gallbladder. MSK should slowly improve over time. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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28. Can a muscle strain or pinched nerve cause pain for months? Took a break from my fitness routine for a month and still feel it in chest/arm/back

Yes: When exercising did you feel a 'tear or pull' sensation? Is it chest or arm? Perhaps just persistent inflammation of a muscle/ligamentous structure, or nerve. Is it tender to touch? That would indicate a musculoskeletal structure, as opposed to in internal chest structure. Try stretching exercise, and Ibuprofen/naproxen OTC. If severe, or exertional, or associated w/ shortness of breath, see a Dr ...Read more

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What causes 5 second burning sensations, like hot spots, on the chest, arms, back, and abdomen? All bloodwork ok, EKG ok, holter ok. Pinched nerve?

What causes 5 second burning sensations, like hot spots, on the chest, arms, back, and abdomen? All bloodwork ok, EKG ok, holter ok. Pinched nerve?

Chest pain: Hi, most likely anxiety, which causes the patient to breathe faster and therefore for a seconds the blood calcium level falls and causes this sensation, blowing a paper bag might help. ...Read more

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2 months ago I had two pieces of my rib removed on back. I am now feeling sharp, burning pains along side of my rib. Pinched nerve? What Can I do?

Why did you have it?: What was the reason for the surgery? Could you have impingement on an intercostal nerve? Yes. If so, response depends on the background situation. If you don't have pain proneness and no other background pain syndromes then injection of an impinged intercostal nerve can be helpful. Was the background problem something that could be progressive? Do you need re-eval for that? ...Read more

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I keep getting numbness in my back that wraps around to my rib cage, both sides, and I can pinpoint it, it is midback. No pain. Pinched nerve?

Get imaging: Could be...I'd get imaging of the Thoracic spine (an MRI).
if it wraps around one side and gives you numbness is a classis distribution, it could be a disc herniation or a pinched nerve for another reason. If it's on both sides, i'd get some imaging of this area given your history of duodenal issues ...Read more

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Is there a possible connection between pericarditis and pinched nerve (s) in your back? Had peri 8 weeks ago and my back/rib cage still hurt pretty bad

Yes it is a possible: That there could be referred pain or that you may have some muscular pain or myalgias from your infection in that region. It could also be just muscular pain from being inactive while you were sick. The other remote possibility is that the infection may have spread to the spine if it was a bacterial infection so if the pain is increasing or persisting tell your physician. ...Read more

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Think I have a pinched nerve on the left side of my neck. Would I be getting pain when I turn my body to the left in my ribs and also upper back pain?

Think I have a pinched nerve on the left side of my neck. Would I be getting pain when I turn my body to the left in my ribs and also upper back pain?

Not typically: As a spine specialist, I can say that this is not a typical radiating pattern for cervical nerves.

Other possibilities would be myofascial trigger points, cervical facet referred pain, rib "subluxation/fixation", etc. ...Read more

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Having bone pain on left side, hip, shoulder and ribs. Alkaline pos level is250. Is it a pinched nerve?

Having bone pain on left side, hip, shoulder and ribs. Alkaline pos level is250. Is it a pinched nerve?

Not likely: Probably need plain xrays, a bone scan, determine if alk phos is originating from bone and rule out paget's disease among other items. ...Read more

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Is there a scan that can identify, muscle, tendon, or nerve damage closer to spine or ribs, or pinched nerve? I ve chronic backpain & MRI was normal?

Not really: Mri is the best test to see pinched nerves in the back. If a superficial muscle is suspected to be torn an ultrasound can be done but this is not used for spinal issues. Unfortunately even with all our current technology we don't have tests that see everything. A good physician should be able to diagnose your back pain in spite of the lack of a test to tell. ...Read more

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I have sharp left pain under rib what is it it feel like a pinch nerve n I had lymph node on left side n cant breath?

I have sharp left pain under rib what is it it feel like a pinch nerve n I had lymph node on left side n cant breath?

Acute neuritis: You have acute inflamation of the nerve going to that part of your rib cage. Usually due to a virus, such as ebstein barr or herpes. You need seen. ...Read more

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After wrestling the right side of my neck and my upper chest hurts when I breath in deeply. What could this be from? . .. Pinched nerve maybe. ..?

Probably not nerve: Sounds more like some strained muscles in your neck and chest. A pinched nerve in the neck would send pain down your arm. ...Read more

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Random sharp pain in left side of chest. Sister and brother have it too. Asked a doctor about it years ago was told it was a pinched nerve. Common?

Random sharp pain in left side of chest. Sister and brother have it too. Asked a doctor about it years ago was told it was a pinched nerve. Common?

Shape of the chest: Since it is common to many members of the family equally between males and females, then it must be the shape of the thoracic cavity that could be inherited is the cause of the problem
costochondritis is common in some family more than others more common in female because of the breast weight and the nature of the bra women ware
try NSAIDS, and heat pad, abd soft bra.
good luck ...Read more