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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. ...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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Had nerve entrapment in cervical spine with repair surgery in 2010. Have nerve damage in the medial side of the arm to thumb. I get sporadic spasms in the arm that locks my hand and fingers. Cause?

Had nerve entrapment in cervical spine with repair surgery in 2010. Have nerve damage in the medial side of the arm to thumb. I get sporadic spasms in the arm that locks my hand and fingers. Cause?

As above : What is the question ? If u want treatment ask u physician . But. U need to remember some times pain can be chronic and medication r to nake it more tolerable and not to cure it. In addition physical therapy may be helpfull. ...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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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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Could a pinched nerve in my neck cause facial numbness?

Could a pinched nerve in my neck cause facial numbness?

Not likely: Not likely. The nerve that supplies sensation to the face is the trigeminal nerve. This is a cranial nerve that exits the skull base behind the eyes, so not related to any cervical nerve rootlets. It would be entirely abnormal to have numbness over the face from a pinched nerve in the neck. ...Read more

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Area on trapezius muscle that shoots pain up neck and down arm when touched. Is this a muscular or nerve issue?

Area on trapezius muscle that shoots pain up neck and down arm when touched. Is this a muscular or nerve issue?

Muscle pain : Myofascial trigger points are areas of intense spasm that occur in muscles that are stressed and dysfunctional. They can refer pain to other areas and can be confused with "pinched nerves " ...Read more

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What would cause tension in left shoulder blade, muscle spasms in shoulder blade, chest, and in upper outside of arm (not bicep)?

What would cause tension in left shoulder blade, muscle spasms in shoulder blade, chest, and in upper outside of arm (not bicep)?

Heart, nerves: Heart conditions can cause left upper extremity symptoms. Also, a pinched nerve in the neck can cause the symptoms you describe. If your symptoms are persistent/severe then you should definitely see a physician esp to evaluate for possible heart problems. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause pain and tingling in both arms/hands?

Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause pain and tingling in both arms/hands?

Pinched nerve : Tingling and numbness in the upper extremities is usually caused by pinched or compressed nerve as in pinched nerve in the neck, carpal tunnel syndrome and other conditions. Its more concerning when an MRI proven pinched nerve in the neck does this to both arms. This would need further investigation with nerve studies and a timely consultation with a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Gradual numbness beginning in left ulnar region, then right ulnar, now starting in left median and occasionally up the arm. Nerve conduction study ok.

Arm Numbness: Sounds concerning, there are several conditions that can cause bilateral arm numbness. Disk herniations, spinal stenosis, entrapment neuropathies, trauma, among others. Do you get this at night, so you feel it when you wake up? Do you have any weakness, or pain? Do you have any other medical conditions, such as diabetes? These questions will help your doctor to discover the cause. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in the neck cause burning across shoulders and tingling in both arms?

Could a pinched nerve in the neck cause burning across shoulders and tingling in both arms?

Cervical Spine: Yes. Have you suffered any trauma? Specifically any neck injury? HYou show long have you had symptoms? You need to see a neurologist who will probably order an MRI of your cervical spine if further information suggests cervical disc pathology. ...Read more

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There's no pain, but once in awhile a tingling sensation in the elbow, ring/pinky& lil in shoulder blade. Pinch nerve? ulnar nerve problem? treatment?

There's no pain, but once in awhile a tingling sensation in the elbow, ring/pinky& lil in shoulder blade. Pinch nerve? ulnar nerve problem? treatment?

Could be correct: Depending on where the symptoms radiate, pinched nerve at the elbow makes sense. If this is mild, avoiding resting the elbow on flat surfaces or protecting the elbow can help. http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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Muscle spasm in left groin/thigh while sitting. Am I compressing a nerve? Where is the said nerve?

Muscle spasm in left groin/thigh while sitting. Am I compressing a nerve? Where is the said nerve?

Yes: It sees like with sitting you are causing compression in the area of the abductors and maybe the gluteus muscles. It depends on your weight and what type of exercise you do, . Running, elliptical machines and stair climbing can cause tightness in the quadriceps and hamstring muscles. With a unilateral spasm, it could be the way you sit at your desk or drive your car. May need an evaluation. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What could be causing my upper arm to my elbow to keep spasming?

What could be causing my upper arm to my elbow to keep spasming?

Could be siezures.: Siezures can be manifested by spasms in muscles anywhere. Doesn't have to be like an epileptic siezure where you lose consciousness and bite your tongue. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Had RLS for yrs in legs, now arms. Always very painful, and now spasticity, numb, weak, fatigued day & night.Ms is in family. What should I tell neuro?

Had RLS for yrs in legs, now arms. Always very painful, and now spasticity, numb, weak, fatigued day & night.Ms is in family. What should I tell neuro?

NEED DIAGNOSIS: You symptoms of spasticity, numbness, and weakness are not consistent with restless leg syndrome, and the pattern of fatigue seems also atypical. You need to describe all of this to the new doctor, as ms could be a consideration, but so could other diseases. Hopefully, your neurologist should readily sort out all of this and start appropriate treatment, but if questions arise, contact us again. ...Read more

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Neck pain n muscles in neck spasaming s well as shoulders n arms n pain when moving my head n electric like shocks in back of neck?

Neck pain n muscles in neck spasaming s well as shoulders n arms n pain when moving my head n electric like shocks in back of neck?

Radiculopathy: It sounds like you are having a disc push on the nerves in your neck. You will want to have your physician evaluate your neck, and use ibuprofen or another anti-inflammatory medication. If you are having weakness, or loss of function in your hands or arms seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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One hands fingers are sometimes colder than the others. Have pain in that arm sometimes. 2 drs say pinched nerve and doesn't seem concerned. No tests?

One hands fingers are sometimes colder than the others. Have pain in that arm sometimes. 2 drs say pinched nerve and doesn't seem concerned.  No tests?

Cold fingers: Many potential causes. Exam findings can lead doctors to suspect Carpel Tunnel Syndrome as a cause. If symptoms moderate, meds such as steroids or nsaids can help. Nighttime splinting, using an ergonomic keyboard, heat pads and stretching/yoga can also help. Causes of isolated cold fingers can also include autoimmune diseases like lupus or Raynaud's, med or toxin effect, mycoplasma, or your EDS ...Read more

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Day one: root canal on right(removed the nerve) day two: right arm and chest pain and heaviness day three: pain in right hip, are all these connected?

Day one: root canal on right(removed the nerve) day two: right arm and chest pain and heaviness day three: pain in right hip, are all these connected?

Arm and chest pain: It's important that you seek medical attention right away to rule out any systemic issues. It's hard to say if it's related to the root canal treatment since I don't know the details of your case but it could just be a coincidence in timing. ...Read more

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An accident 3 years ago caused nerves in right hand and arm to be severed. Since then gone for one surgery.But today thumb kept twitching non stop?

An accident 3 years ago caused nerves in right hand and arm to be severed. Since then gone for one surgery.But today thumb kept twitching non stop?

TWITCHING: may be a sign of INNERVATION! (Nerve "coming back") Unfortunately, it can also occur with the ABSENCE of nerve connections! Your Surgeon can order an EMG\NCS ( Probably a repeat since you very likely have had the study before) Hope this helps Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more

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Saw 2 pa's one said cervical nerve, one said entrapped nerve, now pain in my elbow and below (right arm) index and middle fingers numb and tingling?

Both are right: You likely have a compression of the nerve that runs from your neck to the fingers.....Either where it originates in the neck or somewhere along the course of the nerve, such as near the elbow. You will likely need a test called an EMG to pinpoint where the problem is located. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with pinched nerve and given 20mg Prednisone for 12 days. One week later slight pain and tingling/numbness in hand/arm. More meds?

Recently diagnosed with pinched nerve and given 20mg Prednisone for 12 days. One week later slight pain and tingling/numbness in hand/arm. More meds?

Pinched nerve: You should have a follow up dr visit . Many times the pinching of a nerve produces variable symptoms and if they persist after 12 days of prednisone , you need further evaluation and probable testing ...Read more

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Which one is most likely to make only my left side neck, shoulder, arm, hand & leg numb & tingly a pinched nerve in back or neck? I have no pain.

Nerve impingement: These symptoms most likely arise in your neck/cervical spine. It can also arise from your brain from something like a stroke but this is less likely if the face is not involved. Nerve impingement should not be taken lightly. Any neurologic deficits such as these should be evaluated by a physician promptly. If you develop any functional loss or weakness that would represent an emergency. ...Read more

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Just started Trimethopan today and have got a nerve pain down both arms and hands. One hand is quite week as well. Could it be the antibiotics??

Very unusual: drug reaction possible,so don't take any more until you contact your Doc about this tomorrow.Be prepared to go in,strongly recommended,and see what's going on.If your weakness is progressive or other symptoms,espically neurologic,develop,go to ER tonite.Good luck ...Read more

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Went to doctors in Austraila he said ulnur nerve in elbow my pinky one next to tingling and numb a little worse when bend elbow best thing to do?

See below: Try wrapping a small towel around your elbow and taping it down while you sleep. This will allow your arm to stay straight and prevent it from bending which should help the nerve calm down. ...Read more

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I have tennis and golfer's elbow in my right one, which caused ulnar nerve damage. I've now been having awful tendon pain in my right hand. Help?

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I have tennis and golfer's elbow in my right one, which caused ulnar nerve damage. I've now been having awful tendon pain in my right hand. Help?

Tennis elbow: Orthopedic consult to determine extent & type of treatment, from Anti-inflammatory drugs to local injections to surgery. ...Read more

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Should I have nerve pain after breaking my elbow a year ago? I broke my elbow last year, well cracked it, fractured it, whatever. The doctor i went to was not a good one, and as soon as i got my splint takin off a week later, he closed his practice. The c

There : There are two nerves that may be injured in cases like you described. It does depend on the area of trauma and the type of fracture. They are radial nerve or the ulnar nerve. They present with different distribution of the pain. It is difficult to provide more details in this answer without more clinical information. Disclaimer: this answer is provided for educational porposes only and does not establish a doctor-patient relationship. For more information on arm pain, please visit our site www.Smpsclinic.Com. ...Read more

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Have cubitus valgus in left hand as a result of old fracture , one month back i treated with ulnar nerve transposition , can I treat my elbow angel?

Have cubitus valgus in left hand as a result of old fracture , one month back i treated with ulnar nerve transposition , can I treat my elbow angel?

Cubitus Valgus: when the elbow angle is such that the hand goes away from the body with the and facing forward as the arm is at the side, is not often corrected if it due to a boney injury. the late affect can be a so called tardy ulnar nerve palsy. After nerve transposition to attempt osteotomy would not be strongly advised but even then the issue is often cosmetic when no ligaments are truly involved ...Read more

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I have cubitus valgus in left hand as a result of old fracture , one month back i treated with ulnar nerve transposition , can i treat my elbow angel?

I have cubitus valgus in left hand as a result of old fracture , 
one month back  i treated with ulnar nerve transposition , 
can i treat my elbow angel?

Cubitus valgus elbow: Angulation can place "tension" on the ulnar nerve and result in what is at times referred to as a tardy ulnar nerve palsy. Transposition is recommended to relieve that tension on the nerve. If the fracture is very old it is usually not wise to treat the deformity now especially after or with nerve surgery but of course its never an absolute, speak to your surgeon about your concerns. ...Read more

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