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How can you tell if you have a pinched nerve?

How can you tell if you have a pinched nerve?

Nerve symptoms: Patterned numbness, tingling, potentially weakness, pain along a specific territory is suggestive but a thorough evaluation is necessary to clarify. ...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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How can one tell if they have a pinched nerve?

Your doctor can tell: Your doctor can tell you if you have a pinched nerve or not by taking your history, examining you and maybe ordering some tests such as x-rays and a nerve conduction study. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a pinched nerve in my right shoulder, what does it feel like?

How can I tell if I have a pinched nerve in my right shoulder, what does it feel like?

Pinche nerve: You could have needle and pin sensation in your arm and also weakness. ...Read more

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Very brief, nearly a second like"pain"i get over my upper left breast/heart.I have a pinched nerve and gerd.Cant tell if its cardiac or not.Any guesses?

Very brief, nearly a second like"pain"i get over my upper left breast/heart.I have a pinched nerve and gerd.Cant tell if its cardiac or not.Any guesses?

Referred pain: Likely is not cardiac in nature. Cardiac pain or at least angina more frequently than not lasts longer and is discomfort like. It accompanies itself with other symptoms such as nausea , sweating, difficulty with breathing. Your condition souds like either gerd or referred pain from the impingement of that nerve. If you don't have any risks factors for CAD then much less likely to be cardiac. ...Read more

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What does a pinched nerve feel like? How can I tell if I have that or something is out of alignment?

It can feel like : Several things but typically it will be a pain shooting down an arm if from the neck, around the ribs if from the thoracic or chest part of the spine or down the leg if from the lower back with or without neurologic symptoms like numbness , tingling &/or weakness and may have increased pain with coughing/sneezing and worse with activity and better with rest. See your physician for evaluation ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how people treat a pinched nerve in shoulder?

Can someone tell me how people treat a pinched nerve in shoulder?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Could anyone tell me about pinched nerve condition?

Herniated disc: The most common cause of a pinched nerve in a young person is a herniated disc. This occurs when some disc material-the cushion that exists between each vertebral body-protrudes out from its normal confines. It then squeezes or pinches a nerve root that is passing by. This leads to radiating pain and numbness down a limb. In the severe cases-weakness exists. Neurosurgery decompression is effective. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between rotator cuff and pinched nerve?

How can I tell the difference between rotator cuff and pinched nerve?

rotator cuff: Best to be evaluated by an orthopedist, and likely imaged with mri. However, generally a rotator cuff tear will hurt in the shoulder and have weakness and pain with shoulder range of motion. Pinched nerve (usually in the neck) causes pain more in the shoulder blade area and radiates down the arm with associated numbness, tingling, or burning. ...Read more

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Could this be a back pain be a pinched nerve? How can you tell?

Could this be a back pain be a pinched nerve? How can you tell?

It could: When you have a pinched nerve most likely you have some numbness in the legs and the pain will travel from the back toward the legs.Good luck. Thank you. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a pinched nerve cause fingers to lock?

Please tell me, could a pinched nerve cause fingers to lock?

Maybe: If you are referring to both hands then it would be unusual as cervical nerve root problems are usually unilateral. Other potential causes include carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow, or primary muscle disorders. A good history and physical exam can sort this out and determine if an EMG is necessary. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
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Pinched Nerve (Definition)

Medical one but it is interpeted to mean that there is a spinal nerve being compressed by a disc heniation usually but could also be from other causes like a degenerative ...Read more