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Can a compressed nerve in the back cause you to have muscle weakness and wasting in your upper body and lower body. Arms and legs muscle.

Can a compressed nerve in the back cause you to have muscle weakness and wasting in your upper body and lower body. Arms and legs muscle.

Nerve Compression: Nerve compression can cause weakness and muscle wasting in the extremities. The nerves coming out of your neck go down the arm. The nerves coming out of the back go down your legs. If there is wasting in both the arms and the legs, their is likely a problem with both back and neck. See your chiropractor, for spine manipulation and rehabilitation. ...Read more

Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from ...Read more


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Hot burn and pain in upper neck and head leading to loss of memory?

Hot burn and pain in upper neck and head leading to loss of memory?

More details: It isn't clear any historical details with respect to your described symptoms. If this is new, please be seen promptly by your healthcare provider to be assessed. ...Read more

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Swollen trapezius muscle, tightness in the side of my neck with tingling all the way up to my head and face . Shoulder pain and chest pain under the c?

Swollen trapezius muscle, tightness in the side of my neck with tingling all the way up to my head and face . Shoulder pain and chest pain under the c?

Neck &shoulder pain: Your age? Any exercise related? or any strenuous activity to trigger this episode?! Sometimes arrival of shingles try local moist heat to affected area I f no relief ,see your physician. ...Read more

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Massive pain isolated in middle of back. Constant muscle twitching all over body primarily in legs. Weakness in left leg and arm. mri of neck normal?

Massive pain isolated in middle of back. Constant muscle twitching all over body primarily in legs. Weakness in left leg and arm.  mri of neck normal?

Back pain: There is concern for spinal cord damage in your thoracic spine and an MRI is needed of the thoracic spine immediately. Pressure on the spinal cord can cause irreversible damage including paralysis. Please go to the ER. ...Read more

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Can muscle tension in the neck cause tingling in the face?

Can muscle tension in the neck cause tingling in the face?

It is possible: Muscle tension can certainly cause tingling in the face by causing referred symptoms and affecting the superficial nerves. If the tingling is worse when you press on the tight muscles, it is a good indication that the symptoms are related. A physiatrist can help develop a treatment plan for this and can help look for other causes. ...Read more

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Can a pulled muscle in the neck cause face numbness?

Can a pulled muscle in the neck cause face numbness?

See doctor: This would be highly uncommon and I would urge you to get this checked out ASAP just to be safe. ...Read more

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Burning pain in top of leg,calf muscles feel like their tightening, inner tremor,tingle in side of face,hot showers cause weakness and tremor in legs?

Burning pain in top of leg,calf muscles feel like their tightening, inner tremor,tingle in side of face,hot showers cause weakness and tremor in legs?

MRI brain with FLAIR: The facial tingling and response to hot shower is concerning. Your neurologist will want to do a good exam and get an MRI of the head to exclude MS or clinically isolated syndrome. ...Read more

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Can a stiff neck or pinched nerve in neck lead to tingling in the back of your head and skull?

Can a stiff neck or pinched nerve in neck lead to tingling in the back of your head and skull?

Yes: Often a pinched nerve in the neck or other cause of neck muscle stiffness can cause the "greater occipital nerve" to get irritated and produce sensations of numbness/ tingling/ "ants under the skin" in the region of the back of the scalp, the skin above the ears and even into the forehead. This is called greater occipital neuralgia and is a side effect of the primary issue. ...Read more

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I have had headaches with tingles on head and face. Usually starts on the back of head. Loss of appetite, weakness in legs and arms, fatigue.

I have had headaches with tingles on head and face. Usually starts on the back of head. Loss of appetite, weakness in legs and arms, fatigue.

Seek medical care: I would go to either your physician or ER if you are currently having these issues immediately for a complete work up and investigation. These symptoms may sound vague but can be signs of more severe conditions such as stroke. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms in the head and neck ?

Muscle spasms: Usually a muscle spasm happens around the spine when it tries to "stabilize" the spine during a strain. When you strain it during sleep in a bad position or when you turn abruptly the wrong way, the spasm lasts long after the uncomfortable event is done. In order for it to go away, spine needs to be realigned, and the muscles need to relax. Sometimes heat helps that or muscle relaxants or yoga etc. ...Read more

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Can the herniated discs in the neck cause numbness on face and lower back of head?

Can the herniated discs in the neck cause numbness on face and lower back of head?

Not typically : The nerves that supply the face and skull are cranial nerves. They exit directly out of the skull above the neck. For that reason, neck problems do not typically cause skull or facial symptoms. ...Read more

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Ok can low blood flow in the body cause muscle twiching in the arm and legs and back. Also have tightness on left side vain on neck and it feel compre?

Ok can low blood flow in the body cause muscle twiching in the arm and legs and back. Also have tightness on left side vain on neck and it feel compre?

Twitching: muscle tightness and twitching is usually an indication of magnesium, potassium or calcium deficiency, mostly magnesium. Low blood flow would cause lowering of blood pressure and dizziness, fatigue. If we are talking about compression locally like a limb, reducing blood flow, or falling asleep from lack of blood flow that usually exhibits and pins and needles sensation. ...Read more

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Can muscle spasm in the neck cause ear ache and ache at the back of head?

Can muscle spasm in the neck cause ear ache and ache at the back of head?

Sometimes: Perhaps. May be TMJ. Ear pain, or sounds of cracking in the ears: ringing/popping sounds in the ears (tinnitus) or a sense of fullness in the ears. See TMJ expert if this sounds like you. ...Read more

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Does tmj cause facial twitching around eyes and forehead and bridge of nose and also numbness in that area?

Does tmj cause facial twitching around eyes and forehead and bridge of nose and also numbness in that area?

TMJ: TMJ can cause pain or pressure in the forehead, around the eyes and near the ears. However numbness is or typical with TMJ disorders. Have this evaluated by your primary care, or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of neck into head dizzy body weakness eyes feel strange like they can't focus. Also get pressure in face and weakness?

Pain in left side of neck into head dizzy body weakness eyes feel strange like they can't focus. Also get pressure in face and weakness?

You need Dr. Visit: A complaint of pain in one side of neck, dizziness, weakness, difficulty focusing and pressure in face needs to be evaluated by a physician. A careful history and physical exam is needed to diagnose the problem(s). Symptoms like these should be evaluated ASAP. It's a combination of training, experience and intuition(pattern recognition). ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause head pinch and body tremors daily?

Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause head pinch and body tremors daily?

Herniated disc: A herniated disc in the neck can cause a pinched nerve or pressure on the spinal cord. Depending on the severity of the compression, the pain can radiate into the head, create tension migraines, radiating pain into the arms, hand numbness, weakness, and tremors or spasms in the legs. ...Read more

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Weird tingling in forehead, mostly at the hairline and a single muscular type pain in the right side of my neck into my shoulders.

Tension: Weird things happen with tension. Just the same for tight neck muscles. Exercises in my book, Stop Neck Pain and Headache Now would help. Relax with a mild sedative is also effective or they yoga. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Weak Muscles (Definition)

Muscle weakness can be described as either a perceived or measurable loss in muscle strength. This loss can be due to host of conditions, including but not limited to, age, ...Read more