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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 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?

No.: Cells in the gel in the center of the eye or clumps of the vitreous gel can be seen as "spots". This is the usual cause. Blood cells, pigment cells and inflammatory cells can also be seen.

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Fractured back problems vs pinched nerve. How can I tell?

Fractured back problems vs pinched nerve. How can I tell?

See a doctor: Either way each problem can be serious so why play games or waste time? Go get it checked out.

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I feel sick all the time. I have no energy to go anything, but I also have back problems that I believe is a pinched nerve what can I do?

I feel sick all the time. I have no energy to go anything, but I also have back problems that I believe is a pinched nerve what can I do?

Be seen: I would definitely not hesitate to be seen and fully evaluated. The sickness and lack of energy you feel and sciatica may or may not be related. Getting a good medical checkup is probably a good place to start.

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Can a pinched nerve in neck cause lhermitte's down the back, arm and leg on one side?

Can a pinched nerve in neck cause lhermitte's down the back, arm and leg on one side?

Neck pain: No, you should be evaluated by a doc asap and may require MRI of neck. The problem could be from spinal cord involvement.

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Can a pinched nerve in the upper back or neck cause back and shoulder pain when eating?

Can a pinched nerve in the upper back or neck cause back and shoulder pain when eating?

Unusual: Pinched nerves are usually affected by motion or position but not usually by the act of eating per se.

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Can a intermittent pinched nerve in the neck or spine cause orthostatic hypotention? If so how can this be fixed?

Can a intermittent pinched nerve in the neck or spine cause orthostatic hypotention? If so how can this be fixed?

Should not: A pinched nerve of any variety should not cause orthostatic hypotension. Talk to your physician as this suggests a potential vascular problem or other cause.

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause pain when air is on your neck? I have extreme pain in the neck that goes to the shoulder blade.

Neuropathic pain: That is neuropathic pain you describe and minor insults like air or water flowing over the nerve can cause a burning pain. Did you recently have zoster in the area? Any trauma? If this continues see yor MD or a neurologist they can work up why the nerve is "pinched" and having sensitivity

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Is it possible that a pinched nerve in my neck or back could cause tingling in all my extremities? Other causes?

Is it possible that a pinched nerve in my neck or back could cause tingling in all my extremities? Other causes?

No: A pinched nerve in your neck could cause "tingling" in your arms, and the nerves in your back control your legs. It's possible you could have both at same time although very unlikely. There are several other causes. See your physician for full workup.

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Can a pinched nerve cause neck pain shoulder and shoulder blade pain? Or what are some different things it could be?

Can a pinched nerve cause neck pain shoulder and shoulder blade pain? Or what are some different things it could be?

MANY CONSIDERATIONS: A ruptured disc in neck, thoracic outlet syndrome, pectoralis minor syndrome, parsonage turner syndrome, all could be considered. Even carpal tunnel may refer pain upwards, but not usually into neck. Shoulder, neck, and blade pain may be seen with internal shoulder derangements, such as rotator cuff tear. With all these thoughts, see your physician and pin this down. Then treat it.

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Pain in ball of foot when standing. When I lift foot off ground pain goes. I have a pinched nerve in back. Foot or back problem? Mri foot ok.

Back problem: My first thought was a neuroma in the foot however your MRI was normal. The low back spinal nerves innervate the foot. Positional changes effect the pinched area of the nerve exiting the spine. I would get a CT scan of the lumbar back. Antiinflammatory meds can help quiet the nerve down. Call in or see a doctor to get back to health.

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Can MRI miss pinched nerve got pain from low back to legs but did 3 MRI back and were al clear (exept small stenosis on neck) what can cause this?

Can MRI miss pinched nerve got pain from low back to legs but did 3 MRI back and were al clear (exept small stenosis on neck) what can cause this?

Unlikely: Mri can't "miss" an obvious disk herniation or stenosis. However sometimes back pain with radiation to legs are caused by other problems. For example one of the lumbar disks maybe degenerative or ruptured. This may cause back/leg pain without a nerve being "pinched".

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Can a pinched nerve in my neck cause my eyeball to shake back and forth? Two days now when I wake left eye shakes for a minute then stops. Scared!

Can a pinched nerve in my neck cause my eyeball to shake back and forth? Two days now when I wake left eye shakes for a minute then stops. Scared!

Nystagmus: Is lateral "shaking" of eyeballs, but usually on lateral gaze and bilateral. If accompanied by vertigo, it is probably just labyrinthitis and benign. If you have severe vertigo, nausea, vomiting, orheadaches, it could be a brain tumor, so see your doctor about this.

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Can pinched nerve or strained muscles in neck/upper back cause tingling in both hands? Slept bad, pain for a month, headaches, tingling in both hands

Can pinched nerve or strained muscles in neck/upper back cause tingling in both hands? Slept bad, pain for a month, headaches, tingling in both hands

Strained muscle: Most likely you developed trigger points in either your neck or upper back muscles. You did not do it by sleepimg improperly unless you slept on your head. It is most likely from improper posture, slouching or not in proper shape/conditioning with muscular imbalances. If the tingling continues you need to see your primary care doctor, if you have one or a neurologist for an evaluation.

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Can a pinched nerve in back of neck kill you or cause you to not be able to swollow? Pain is base of skull into ear and up to top of skull.

Can a pinched nerve in back of neck kill you or cause you to not be able to swollow? Pain is base of skull into ear and up to top of skull.

Pinched nerve: Occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues. The common symptoms are numbness, sharp, aching or burning pain, which may radiate outward to your ear, eye, pharynx and extremities. Treatment: physical therapy, medications, cognitive behavioral therapy and acupuncture. The treatment is usually effective and no need to die. Rec.: see a pain management specialist.

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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction (s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more