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Could a pinched nerve cause lower back pain?

Could a pinched nerve cause lower back pain?

Yes: The goal is to relieve the pressure on the nerve a diminish the local inflammation. Resting in a position to relieve strain in that area is useful. Icing can be a great relief and the use of nsaids is frequently helpful. Massage is a good reliever but if the condition persists week after week or is worsening, then you need to be evaluated by your orthopod. ...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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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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Does a pinched nerve inthe neck cause pain in upper legs?

Does a pinched nerve inthe neck cause pain in upper legs?

No: Typical symptoms of pinched neck netve are pain in neck that radiates to arm and hand like a tooth ache there is no way a pinched nerve in the beck can cause just upper leg pain typically. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause stomach pain?

abdominal pain: Potentially, a pinched thoracic nerve could cause pain that radiates around the flank and possibly to the abdomen. Thoracic pinched nerves are much less common than cervical or lumbar. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a pinched nerve cause sharp pains in lower back?

It could be possible that a pinched nerve cause sharp pains in lower back?

Numb leg: Yes! sharp pain in a lower extremity due to nerve compression can cause this. Relieve by squatting down to flex the lumbar spine. Usually, anti-inflammatory medications can help, as well as some core strengthening with a flexion-based exercise program. Make sure nothing else is the cause of the leg pain! see a doctor and maybe have a scan performed. U need a diagnosis! ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in my back cause pain in my arms?

In neck, yes: Lower in back, it will not normally cause pain in your arms. The nerves running into the arms go down to your upper thoracic, or t1 range. Any nerves that are pinched below t1 near the spine will usually cause pain or irritation in ribs or back. Some peripheral nerves, such as the suprascapular nerve, could be pinched coming off scapula with referred pain into your arms. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Could pinched nerve(s) in back cause muscle pain throughout body?

Unlikely: If you are talking about the lower back, then answer is no. However, many conditions can cause generalized pain including pain in the spine. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Lower right back muscle inflamed causing sharp pain(pinched nerve)down entire leg. "not spinal related".

Sacroiliitis: Inflammation of the sacroiliac joint can mimic a ruptured disc in the back with radiating leg pain. By pushing over the dimple in the low right part of the back pain will be elicited (fortin test). See a chiropractor or neurosurgeon to obtain relief of the pain. ...Read more

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Could back pain be caused by a pinched nerve?

Could back pain be caused by a pinched nerve?

Absolutely: There are many potential causes of back pain, but certainly among those causes is a "pinched nerve". Among the most common causes of a pinched nerve are spinal stenosis ( in which a boney spur is pinching the nerve) and a disc herniation ( in which a disc is pushing on a nerve). These two conditions are among the more common causes of back pain. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause ankle/shin pain?

Can a pinched nerve cause ankle/shin pain?

2 considerations: Lumbar spine dysfnctn, such as disc, might pinch nerve and cause radiating pain, but you could have nerve compression at ankle (tarsal tunnel syndrome) resulting in referred pain to calf. However, also consider ankle arthritis, and even varicose veins. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in lower abdomen causes?

Pinched nerve in lower abdomen causes?

Meralgia: Which nerve? If it's meralgia paresthetica, causes include obesity and morbid obesity, too tight clothes or belts, and abdominal surgical procedures. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in my neck cause facial numbness?

Could a pinched nerve in my neck cause facial numbness?

Not likely: Not likely. The nerve that supplies sensation to the face is the trigeminal nerve. This is a cranial nerve that exits the skull base behind the eyes, so not related to any cervical nerve rootlets. It would be entirely abnormal to have numbness over the face from a pinched nerve in the neck. ...Read more

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Can tight glutes cause lower back pain that feels like nerve pain?

Can tight glutes cause lower back pain that feels like nerve pain?

Not likely: The gluteus muscles don't impact the spinal cord enough to cause discitis symptoms. If you have nerve symptoms you should see your doctor. Could be you have a disc problem from working out too vigorously. On the other hand over extended glutes can cause back pain. ...Read more

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Could a lumbar disc herniation cause tingling/throbbing sensations in the back and neck?

Could a lumbar disc herniation cause tingling/throbbing sensations in the back and neck?

Only in low back: Lumbar disc does not cause any neck symptoms. In the low back it can depending on which nerve roots it pinches in the back. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause breast pain?

Can a pinched nerve cause breast pain?

Yes: If the fourth thoracic nerve root is involved, then the breast pain can be a symptom. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more