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

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

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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Will a pinched nerve in the back cause pain and swelling in the knee?

Will a pinched nerve in the back cause pain and swelling in the knee?

Knee and spine: No but low back related weakness and proprioception problems around the knee joint can exaggerate and accelerate the wear and tear that a knee endures, and sometimes is a fundamental aggravating, causative factor. ...Read more

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Irritated nerves in neck and upper back/electric "zaps"/causes?

Irritated nerves in neck and upper back/electric "zaps"/causes?

Usually nerve: Damage to a nerve, nerve root or more worrisome, to the spinal cord can lead to 'jolts' - if you have these symptoms best to discuss with a neurologist or practitioner who can do good neurological review and exam. ...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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Can a pinched nerve cause harsh lower back pain that runs down the left bum & leg , bladder pain, femoral pain and fever?

Polyradiculopathy : A pinched nerve in the low back can commonly cause back pain as well as pain in the lower extremity ("bum", leg, femur, etc.). If the femoral pain is in the front of the thigh, it is likely multiple nerves are irritated at the same time. "bladder pain" and fever may be due to a separate entity such as a uti. However, spinal cord infection & cauda equina syndrome must be ruled out->an emergency. ...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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Pinched nerve in spinal core lower back leads to from foot or sitting constantly?

Pinched nerve in spinal core lower back leads to from foot or sitting constantly?

Pinched nerve: Not sure what is being asked here but sitting constantly is not typically a cause of pinched nerves. At your age, a pinched nerve would be more typically caused by disc degeneration (aging changes) leading to susceptibility of the disc to protrude/herniate, which results in nerve impingement (pinched nerve). ...Read more

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Can the obturator nerve cause right groin pain somehow?

Yes: Impingement of the nerve by an abnormal muscle or scar tissue or a stretch of the nerve can produce a burning type pain in the groin or on the front of the thigh. Not an easy diagnosis to make, though. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerves in the back cause muscle twitching in the legs?

Yes- it is possible: It depends on what nerves and what muscles. If you were to say however the twitching is all over, it may not be fair to say it came from the back. Do you know if you have pinched nerves in the back, or do you have twitching only? Where is the twitching, and how much is there? Maybe start by answering those last two questions. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in lower abdomen causes?

Pinched nerve in lower abdomen causes?

Yes: There are several abdominal nerves in the lower abdomen that can become pinched. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve in my neck cause jaw pain?

Can pinched nerve in my neck cause jaw pain?

Bulging discs: A punches nerve due to bulging discs in your neck can cause all sorts of pains from numb hands to severe headaches. Even heart attacks radiate into the jaw. Unless you've had a clear exam from your dentist, don't forget the obvious reason for jaw ache is tooth, gum, or some other oral problem. Have a dental exam before looking elsewhere. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve somewhere in the lumbar spine cause localized swelling in the leg?

Can a pinched nerve somewhere in the lumbar spine cause localized swelling in the leg?

Not at all: Localized swelling in a limb implies that there is a local inflammatory reaction going on or possibly a vascular block a pinched nerve, however, will cause pain, numbness, and tingling. Some people describe a feeling as if they were swollen but swelling does not actually occur in a localized area as you are describing. ...Read more

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Can a lower back injury cause pain in the groin area?

Can a lower back injury cause pain in the groin area?

Yes: Yes, you can have pain radiation down into the groin or into the leg. There can be radiation of the pain from the back without any affected nerve roots in the back and/or there can be irritation of a nerve root in the lower back that supplies part of the leg and you may feel pain in the distribution of that nerve root. There are other things that can also cause groin pain. ...Read more

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Pressure on sciatic nerve causing pain in the legs.

Pressure on sciatic nerve causing pain in the legs.

Sciatica: The sciatic nerve travels down the whole thigh and branches off smaller nerves to the legs, feet and toes. If you have pressure on your nerve it is common to feel the pain "traveling" along the course of the nerve up or down. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in elbow cause pain in shoulder/shoulder blade area?

Can a pinched nerve in elbow cause pain in shoulder/shoulder blade area?

No: A pinched nerve around the elbow will only cause problems from the elbow down to the fingers. However, the same symptoms often represent a pinched nerve in the neck, which can feel like a pinched nerve in the elbow. Many of these resolve on their own. If it persists, you can get it examined to get a clearer answer. ...Read more

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Could a ruptured disk in the lumbar region cause neck pain?

Could a ruptured disk in the lumbar region cause neck pain?

Yes.: Yes. I am a chronic pain management specialist. I have had many patients who have ruptured lumbar discs who exhibit thoracic and neck pain on examination. You may need a cervical and/or thoracic MRI to determine if you have concomitant thoracic and neck bulging, protruding, or herniated discs. ...Read more