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

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

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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Numbness in arm and leg on left side including face, pinched nerve?

Numbness in arm and leg on left side including face, pinched nerve?

Likely not: Numbness involving this much of your body can't be from a single "pinched" nerve. You should talk to your doctor about getting imaging of your brain to rule out things like a stroke, hemorrhage, or tumor. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling in inner thigh near testes, no pain in any body part.. If numbness in inner thigh increaes, tingling sensations in feet also?

Numbness and tingling in inner thigh near testes, no pain in any body part..
If numbness in inner thigh increaes, tingling sensations in feet also?

You need to get: to a healthcare provider for proper examination and diagnosis. Nerve entrapment issues are sneaky and hard to diagnose sometimes. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...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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Is surgery helpful for sciatic nerve damage. Burning in leg, numbness, tingling & stumbling?

Is surgery helpful for sciatic nerve damage. Burning in leg, numbness, tingling & stumbling?

Yes: You describe symptoms of radiculopathy which is when a nerve malfunctions due to some type of pressure on the nerve. You should see your family md for evaluation and they can do an MRI for evaluation. Of course, before surgery, you should try physical therapy and epidural steroid injections if possible. ...Read more

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Deep pain in L buttock. Tension L hip. Stiff lower back. Numbness/tingling L shin & sole of foot. Cramping sensation in foot. L calf pain. Weakness in leg. Worse w/exertion/sitting/standing/lying down. Scans hip/butt OK. Suggestions, possibilities?

Deep pain in L buttock. Tension L hip. Stiff lower back. Numbness/tingling L shin & sole of foot. Cramping sensation in foot. L calf pain. Weakness in leg. Worse w/exertion/sitting/standing/lying down. Scans hip/butt OK. Suggestions, possibilities?

Please repost: and explain what you mean by a "butt" scan. Medically there's no such thing as a "butt" scan. Abandon your unfortunate tendency to use vague colloquial words like "butt" and and state EXACTLY what the scan was called. What you need is a scan of your lumbosacral spine, not your "butt." ...Read more

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What could cause numbness in left pinky/ring fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling left side sciatic nerve pain, left eye twitch?

What could cause numbness in left pinky/ring fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling left side sciatic nerve pain, left eye twitch?

Spine imaging: Fingers #1is ulnar tunnel sundrome followed by cervical disc siatica would be disc herniation none are related with adhd get some spinal imaging the above are fixable the eye twitch have no idea good luck thanks for question. ...Read more

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Tingling in right feet fingers pain in right hand fingers weakness pain in right knee and thigh muscle everything in right side is it MS or ALS?

Tingling in right feet fingers pain in right hand fingers weakness pain in right knee and thigh muscle everything in right side is it MS or ALS?

Statistically?: Neither simply based upon what you've given to us as the subjective symptoms in your case and apparently without any physical or any other type of medical data. You need an examination and appropriate testing based upon exam results. If you don't have a local neurologist to look at you I'd be able to help you. Send me your INBOX questions to www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Would a pinched sciatic nerve cause pain in wrists and numbness/tingling in hands or feet?

Would a pinched sciatic nerve cause pain in wrists and numbness/tingling in hands or feet?

Feet maybe, hands no: The sciatic nerve runs from the gluteal region (your rear end) down the back of your leg, then branches to innervate the back of the thigh and leg as well as the outer part of the lower leg and then parts of the feet. An injury may cause those symptoms there, as well as problems with motion. The major nerves that serve the hands are the radial, ulnar and median. ...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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Can piriformis syndrome cause muscle twitches in leg? If it's bothering the sciatic nerve or nerve?

Can piriformis syndrome cause muscle twitches in leg? If it's bothering the sciatic nerve or nerve?

Not seen that but...: I am not aware of leg twitches as being part of the complaints seen in patients with true piriformis syndrome. Pain, numbness, tingling, difficulties with ambulaton are the predominant symptoms reported as well as weakness in the leg. In women pain on sexual relations can also be seen. However, I've seen leg muscle spasms so I could believe twitches if you've been correclty diagnosed. ...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?

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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Could pinch nerve cause tingling in both arm and leg?

Yes: A disc bulge in the neck can catch the spinal cord and nerves. Lower back disc bulges do not cause arm symptoms. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back left buttocks. Tingling, pain, buzzing burning feeling in left leg foot.random Pinching feeling in calf. Nerve pain?

Yes: Sounds like nerve pain possibly radiating down from your lower back. You need an exam by a physician. Antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or Naproxen can sometimes help relieve this. If you have any weakness associated with the burning feeling, you need to see a physician ASAP ...Read more

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Pain, numbness, tingling sensation and weakness in the left arm and legs. More weakness in the left knee. Help please.

Pain, numbness, tingling sensation and weakness in the left arm and legs. More weakness in the left knee. Help please.

Go to the ER now: Localized or unilateral (symptoms on one side of the body) numbness, weakness and tingling is concerning for an evolving neurological problem. People with these symptoms require emergent evaluation and should not attempt to drive a car. Let a family member, friend or ambulance do the transporting. ...Read more

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Sciatic pain causing sharp pulsing pain around outer ankle bone &numbness& numbness underside of toes but no longer shooting down entire leg. Better?

Sciatic pain causing sharp pulsing pain around outer ankle bone &numbness& numbness underside of toes but no longer shooting down entire leg. Better?

Sciatic pain: If you're still having pain and symptoms i would certainly be evaluated by a spinal orthopedist or a neurologist regarding the cause of the spinal issues creating the sciatic numbness and pain. ...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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Is an aching left arm and left leg a sign of peripheral neuropathy, hiv, carpal tunnel or pinched nerve?

Is an aching left arm and left leg a sign of peripheral neuropathy, hiv, carpal tunnel or pinched nerve?

Depends: This can be a systemic disease process (neuropathy, hiv) affecting multiple nerves at once. Carpal tunnel affect the hand specifically, not the arm. You can have two pinched nerves possibly, but one tries to explain symptoms by the most simple explanation. Consider spinal cord issues, which would affect arm and leg simultaneously. ...Read more

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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more