Top 20 Doctor insights on: Can pinched nerves in the back or neck cause me to have black spots in my vision

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Can pinched nerves in the back or neck cause me to have black spots in my vision?

Can pinched nerves in the back or neck cause me to have black spots in my vision?

Not likely: Most likely these are unrelated. The nerves in your back are connected by the same structure as the optic nerve (the spinal cord) however they are located in very different areas of the body. ...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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Dizziness & pain in neck when turn head to either side. Occasionally see black spots. Have Mild C5-C6 pinched nerve, neck stiffness & pain?

Dizziness & pain in neck when turn head to either side. Occasionally see black spots. Have Mild C5-C6 pinched nerve, neck stiffness & pain?

Get it checked,,: It's a good idea to get this checked out, especially the dizziness, as it could mean something more than a pinched nerve. It could be something to do with the ear canal or a blood pressure issue or some other condition. So it's a good idea to get a comprehensive check-up along with the results of the tests you had to find out what this is. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a small light purple spot on my neck. Peers say that this may be a blood blister from a pinched nerve, although it's not raised. Can you help?

May be: This May be a cherry hemangioma. It could be a bruise. Please see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. It needs to be seen in person by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are those black spots on back of throat?

What are those black spots on back of throat?

Black spots: Black spots can be spots due to taste buds on the tongue that can get stained with smoking. Black spots that do not get better over time need to be checked by your PMD or an ent who can help rule out a melanoma. Melanomas in the oral cavity are rare but do occur. They usually occur on the mucosal surfaces in the mouth though. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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My 15 year old daughter has dark red or black spots in the back of her throat. They do not hurt.

My 15 year old daughter has dark red or black spots in the back of her throat. They do not hurt.

Needs to be seen: I'm really not sure what the black spots could possibly be but I would have her evaluated by a physician. Sometimes a picture or visualizing is worth a thousand words. ...Read more

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Diabetes: black spots around the neck. Any way to treat this?

Diabetes: black spots around the neck. Any way to treat this?

Yes: What you're explaining is acanthosis nigricans could be a sign of high blood sugar and diabetes (insulin resistance). Some medications like growth hormones or birth control pills can also cause acanthosis nigricans. With weight loss and control of diabetes and lowering blood sugar to normal levels (less than 100 fasting and less than 140 random), a lot of times the condition resolves over time. ...Read more

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Hi, I have black spots on. My neck. What should I do. It feels me embarssing?

Hi, I have black spots on. My neck. What should I do. It feels me embarssing?

Black spots on neck: How long have they been there? Have they grown? Do they hurt/bleed? R edges distinct? Solid black or mixed colors? How large r they?
See pcp or dermatologist for exam of spots. May just be moles, but must r/o melanomas. Doc can offer options for treatment. ...Read more

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How to remove black spots or black sign on neck I don't understand what is it. So please suggest me how to prevent??

How to remove black spots or black sign on neck I don't understand what is it. So please suggest me how to prevent??

Diabetic or not: What you describe maybe acanthosis Nigricans which is usually associated with. Insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is associated with obesity, diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). First step is to see a doctor for full evaluation. Good health. ...Read more

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My sister has black spots on hands shoulders chest and neck what is the reason? Please suggest some medicin?

My sister has black spots on hands shoulders chest and neck what is the reason? Please suggest some medicin?

Must be seen: Without seeing the actual lesions it's difficult and unwise to recommend treatments. Best seen by a doctor, preferably by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have black spots on my face, chest, and neck. And I'm very light skinned and in some spots I then got darker. Can you please help me cure this?

I have black spots on my face, chest, and neck. And I'm very light skinned and in some spots I then got darker. Can you please help me cure this?

You must: For this problem you must see a dermatologist for an evaluation. There could be several reasons why you are getting the spots. Evaluation will determine the right treatment for you. ...Read more

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I have injured my neck...Pain on left side. Why am I seeing floating black spots in front of my eyes?

I have injured my neck...Pain on left side. Why am I seeing floating black spots in front of my eyes?

Probably floaters: With floaters, view of black distribution will not be the same in each eye. If never seen before or not different in each eye, make appointment with physician. ...Read more

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I've had a fungal infection around my neck area everytime I sweat this happens but really bad on my neck how do I get the black spots away?

I've had a fungal infection around my neck area everytime I sweat this happens but really bad on my neck how do I get the black spots away?

Bleaching cream: Most bleaching creams contain hydroquinone. This medication shuts down the melanocytes, the cells that make pigment. This product can be irritating, especially in those with sensitive skin. When irritation occurs, darkening can occur, but more typically redness and scaling occurs.
Some patients get a parodoxical reaction in which the skin gets darker and not lighter, but this is uncommon. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your throat to have black spots with mono?

Is it normal for your throat to have black spots with mono?

No: Mono is characterized by sore throat, fever, swollen neck lymph nodes, splenomegaly, abnormal liver enzymes, atypical lymphocytosis and a postitive mono serology. ...Read more

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Indigestion for last four weeks, psychosis, lump in throat and trouble swallowing. Noticed a few small, dark, almost black spots in stool. Not tarry.?

Indigestion for last four weeks, psychosis, lump in throat and trouble swallowing. Noticed a few small, dark, almost black spots in stool. Not tarry.?

See your doctor ASAP: This could be a medication side effect if you are on meds- if wheezing and trouble breathing develop you need to go to the ER. You dr needs to do a stool guiac to test for GI bleeding ...Read more

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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more