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Can cervical spine root damage cause permanent paralysis in your entire body? From c1-c8? Can a pinched nerve in this area cause full body paralysis?

Can cervical spine root damage cause permanent paralysis in your entire body? From c1-c8? Can a pinched nerve in this area cause full body paralysis?

Not really.: Spinal CORD runs from brain down spine encased in column of vertebral bones. Spinal NERVE exits between bones providing movement and sensation to a very specific body area. Damage to NERVE can produce loss of function and sensation only in a local area. Damage to CORD can produce loss of function and sensation below the level of the injury. Injury above C4 paralyses respiration - often fatal

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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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Symptoms of pinched nerve in lower back?

Symptoms of pinched nerve in lower back?

Leg pain: "pinched nerve" implies a pinched spinal nerve root, if that's what you mean. Symptoms are usually pain into the buttock and down the leg at least to the knee, sometimes the foot or inner thigh.

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What is some symptoms of a pinched nerve at the base of the neck?

What is some symptoms of a pinched nerve at the base of the neck?

Many things: Possible spasm locally, tingling or burning pain in arms or chest or upperback area or some numbness. But if you have oain in base of neck it is probably weak ligaments that cause the pain and not a pinched nerve. Visit www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org to find a doctor to see if youe need prolotherapy.

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Symptoms of a pinched nerve in wrist?

We have 3 nerves: Responsible to give sensation in the hand, median nerve, ulna nerve and radial nerve. If you have a median nerve pinched, you will feel changes in one side of the hand. If the problem is in the ulna nerve your complain will be on the opposite side. Pinched nerve can cause pain, numbness, tingling and muscle atrophy. You can lose sensation and function.

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What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve in the ankle?

What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve in the ankle?

Nerve Pain: Can effect people differently so no hard and fast rule but is usually sharp pain is involved and often numbness. Get it checked.

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What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve?

What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve?

None to multiple: This is typically a layman's term for a disc herniation. Most have no symptoms and are seen fairly frequently on imaging studies. Symptoms can range from pain in the spine, in the extremities, numbness, tingling, weakness & bowel/bladder problems. If at a thoracic or cervical level maybe gait, balance or spasticity issues as well as dexterity problems. This is known as a myleopathy.

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Was told yesterday that I have the symptoms of a pinched nerve but don't have a pinched nerve. What is going? My back feels like it is out

Unsure: It depends on your symptoms and where they are located. You can have irritation of a nerve without it being 'pinched'. How do you know it is not pinched? Have you had imaging (which you may not need) to prove whether it is affected?

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Difference in symptoms between muscle knots and pinched nerve on the back?

Difference in symptoms between muscle knots and pinched nerve on the back?

Sometimes: A pinched nerve can alao cause muscle knots or muscle spasms especially early on prior to the onset of sciatica.

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Can the symptoms from a pinched nerve come and go? Or symptoms of piriformis syndrome?

Can the symptoms from a pinched nerve come and go? Or symptoms of piriformis syndrome?

Piriformis Pain: The sciatic nerve runs underneath the piriformis muscle and typically does not irritate the nerve. However if the muscle is irritated or the nerve runs through the belly of the muscle (5-10% of people) it can press on the sciatic nerve and cause the sciatica type pain in the buttock region but also radiate into the leg as well. Typically stretching and nsaids are mainstay for treatment.

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What can you do to tell the difference between the symptoms of a pinched nerve and a concussion?

What can you do to tell the difference between the symptoms of a pinched nerve and a concussion?

No head trauma: Shouldn't really be confused. Radiating pains into the arm (singular) suggests pinched nerve. Concussive symptoms are grouped into: 1) cognitive; foggy, concentration, memory issues 2)somatic; headaches, dizziness, nausea, light sensitive 3)mood; irritability, anxiety, sadness 4)sleep disturbance including too much/too little. Again, not too much alike.

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Where do symptoms occur when you have a c5-c6 pinched nerve?

Where do symptoms occur when you have a c5-c6 pinched nerve?

C6 Nerve: A c5/6 issue will usually involve the c6 nerve causing a radiculitis/radiculopathy ("pinched nerve"). This will normally give you tinging and numbness on your front of upper arm into forearm and to thumb and index finger. Weakness can be seen in the extensor of your wrist, muscle that rotate your hand down, your flexor of the arm.

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What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve and/or a muscle tension?

Numbness, tingling: A pinched nerve usually presents with numbness or tingling. Muscle tension can present as cramps or tightening.

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After pinched nerve neck surgery, will symptoms remain for a while?

After pinched nerve neck surgery, will symptoms remain for a while?

Usually not: It certainly varies somewhat, but it is not uncommon for patients to have immediate relief after surgery for a pinched nerve in the neck.

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What can be done for nerve impingement in the neck? Is that the same as a pinched nerve in the neck? What are the symptoms of nerve infringement? Help

Nerve impingement?: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve.

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Dr. Prescribed 20mg Prednisone for pinched nerve. Is this just treating symptoms or actually addressing the cause perhaps the inflammation?

Dr. Prescribed 20mg Prednisone for pinched nerve. Is this just treating symptoms or actually addressing the cause perhaps the inflammation?

Anti-inflammatory: Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory. It does not correct the original cause but does allow the area to have time to heal perhaps. The side effects can be very problematic, so it is for short term use but for some, that's enough. Discuss your situation with your doctor to understand the expected effects. Best!

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Can u subconsciously get symptoms that other ppl say they have. Like my sis said she had tingling n her leg for pinched nerve and now I have tingl to?

Can u subconsciously get symptoms that other ppl say they have. Like my sis said she had tingling n her leg for pinched nerve and now I have tingl to?

You can: This phenomenon is seen with many symptoms, like itching, yawning, etc. I would encourage you to do this, if your symptoms persists, progress or you feel like they are compromising your ability to do anything then you should seek an inperson consultation with a healthcare provider. Best of luck.

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Could a pinched nerve have same symptoms as a heart attack?

Yes: Pinched nerve can cause left arm pain, which can be confused as a heart attack. On the other hand, heart attack can be mis-interpreted as pinched nerve. Please consult your doctor, if you have question.

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Are there any reliable web links about pinched nerve or disc pain with information and images of upper body nerve pain? Symptoms?

Are there any reliable web links about pinched nerve or disc pain with information and images of upper body nerve pain? Symptoms?

Here you go Barbara!: There is lots of lit on these topics as millions of American, both young and not so young, suffer from back pain and pinched nerves etc. Pl keep in mind that most cases can be managed conservatively with PT surgery only as a last resort. Feel good! Here are a couple of links. Http://www. Webmd. Com/back-pain/tc/herniated-disc-symptoms

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Can a possible pinched nerve somewhere in the back cause shortness of breath as well? How is a pinched nerve found? What are the symptoms?

Can a possible pinched nerve somewhere in the back cause shortness of breath as well? How is a pinched nerve found? What are the symptoms?

No.: A pinched nerve does not cause shortness of breath. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is the best way to diagnose a pinched nerve. A pinched nerve in the neck region can cause neck, shoulder, upper back, and arm pain. In the lower back can cause low back, buttock, and leg pain. It can also cause numbness, tingling, or weakness of the arms or legs.