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Doctor insights on: Cervical Pinched Nerve Symptoms

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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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What wording would i look for on a cervical/lumbar MRI that would indicate a pinched nerve?

What wording would i look for on a cervical/lumbar MRI that would indicate a pinched nerve?

Herniated disc: There are different causes of a "pinched" nerve. The most common and most readily treated is a herniated disc (or hnp-herniated nucleus pulposis). This means that there is a protrusion of disc material from its usual status so that it impinges on a nerve root. Other terms include "stenosis"-this means narrowing of the canals where the nerves travel. ...Read more

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Have two pinched nerve in neck, vicodin is no longer helping. What should I do? I am scheduled for a cervical epidural in a month.

Timing : Vicodin's ineffectiveness may be due to worsening of your condition, but more likely due to tolerance to opiates. There is a sense of urgency with the latter possibility and the epidural will ideally be performed sooner than a month. ...Read more

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I suffered a cervical pinched nerve about 2 weeks ago. I had severe pain in my chest and now has moved to my bac how log will it take to heel?

I suffered a cervical pinched nerve about 2 weeks ago. I had severe pain in my chest and now has moved to my bac how log will it take to heel?

Very variable: What you are describing is very common and the course it will run varies considerably. It may be necessary to take some anti-inflammatory medication and muscle relaxers, which do make you drowsy. I would need to know more about your exact symptoms, but chiropractic care, acupuncture and massage do play a role at this stage. You really need to be under the care of a spine surgeon from the start. ...Read more

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Can cervical spine root damage cause permanent paralysis in your entire body? From c1-c8? Can a pinched nerve in this area cause full body paralysis?

Can cervical spine root damage cause permanent paralysis in your entire body? From c1-c8? Can a pinched nerve in this area cause full body paralysis?

Not really.: Spinal CORD runs from brain down spine encased in column of vertebral bones. Spinal NERVE exits between bones providing movement and sensation to a very specific body area. Damage to NERVE can produce loss of function and sensation only in a local area. Damage to CORD can produce loss of function and sensation below the level of the injury. Injury above C4 paralyses respiration - often fatal ...Read more

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Is a pinched nerve in the neck at C5 C6 a serious condition? Is a pinched nerve like cervical radiculopathy? Please help

Is a pinched nerve in the neck at C5 C6 a serious condition? Is a pinched nerve like cervical radiculopathy? Please help

Outcome varies: If there is compression of one of the nerve roots it is sometimes equivalent to a "pinched nerve" . This type of physical compression of a nerve root can result in a radiculopathy. The outcome is variable. Sometimes over a period of days - weeks the radiculopathy will spontaneously improve. If you start noticing difficulty in pinching (weakness) of your thumb and index finger then check with MD. ...Read more

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Can cervical spondylosis or a pinched nerve or a herniated disc cause a discomfort or pain to the touch at the back of the head? If yes, why?

Can cervical spondylosis or a pinched nerve or a herniated disc cause a discomfort or pain to the touch at the back of the head? If yes, why?

Nerve pain: Yes any of these can if there is pressure on the nerve. This causes the nerve to malfunction so that touch, cold, heat, pressure feel very different and can be very painful. ...Read more

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I am having severe pain in my cervical spine on the left side radiating down my left arm and leaving a tingling feeling in my fingers. Pinched nerve?

Yes, it sounds: like it. If you have night sweats and extreme fatigue, infection is a possibility. You should get full evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the safest test/procedure to find what parts of body are affected by bulg.disc, stenosis ,pinched nerves in cervical spine?

MRI/EMG: MRI is the gold standard to assess soft tissue in the spine. To localize and prognosticate a compressive neuropathy, an EMG/nerve conduction study is safe, sensitive, and specific. These tests are often performed together and get the most useful information for physicians to determine best next steps, i.e., conservative management versus surgery. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more