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Can a pinched nerve in neck cause fainting?

Can a pinched nerve in neck cause fainting?

Yes, but it's not: Likely. Before assuming the cause is pinched nerve in the neck, other possible causes must be investigated. You should see a doctor about this. Dr. Anne ...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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Dislocated right upperback long time. Now when I try to exercise instantly get warm and feel faint. Blood work ok no medical problems. Pinched nerve?

Dislocated right upperback long time. Now when I try to exercise instantly get warm and feel faint. Blood work ok no medical problems. Pinched nerve?

Probably: Should get cervical spine xrays. Nerves from neck affect sensation to upper back. May need to evaluate ypur posture and exercise. Try an osteopathic physician who does manipulation ...Read more

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What causes faintness? Not exercising enough?

What causes faintness? Not exercising enough?

Complex answer: If this has happened more than once you need to see your doctor to determine what is going on and the cause. ...Read more

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What might cause faintness, numbness, pain, and lightheaded drowsy and really abnormal feeling only while laying?

Many things: Could be anxiety or medical problems. I suggest you see your family physician. Make sure you ask your family members if they have ever had anything like this. Also does this only happen when you are falling off to sleep or coming out of sleep. If so make note of this. Does your heart skip beats? Start taking your BP first sitting then standing am, noon, 6pn, hs with pulse and axial temp. Keep a log. ...Read more

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What could cause faintness, impaired vision and ringing in ears?

What could cause faintness, impaired vision and ringing in ears?

Multiple: Multiple things, but tops on the lists are neurological promblems like acoustic neuroma or multiple sclerosis; concussion or meniere's disease.
Exposure to carbon monoxide or drugs: cocaine, asprirn, motrin. High blood pressure can cause these symptoms. So can ear problems like perforated tm and
tmj. ...Read more

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What may cause stabbing sternum pain, faintness, bloated belly and gas?

What may cause stabbing sternum pain, faintness, bloated belly and gas?

A lot of symptoms!: Substernal discomfort of any kind is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong inside your chest. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes chest ; abdominal pains. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Your constellation of symptoms may or may not be related. Get checked please. ...Read more

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I'm taking a ¼ of 15 mg Roxicodone, (oxycodone) can this cause a anxiety, sweating, faintness? If so, How long will these symptoms last?

I'm taking a ¼ of 15 mg Roxicodone, (oxycodone) can this cause a anxiety, sweating, faintness? If so, How long will these symptoms last?

Roxicodone (oxycodone) and < 3 %: Body as a Whole: abdominal pain, accidental injury, allergic reaction, back pain, chills and fever, fever, flu syndrome, infection, neck pain, pain, photosensitivity reaction, and sepsis.
Cardiovascular: deep thrombophlebitis, heart failure, hemorrhage, hypotension, migraine, palpitation, and tachycardia.
Digestive: anorexia, diarrhea, dyspepsia, dysphagia, gingivitis, glossitis, and nausea and vomiting.
Hemic and Lymphatic: anemia and leukopenia.
Metabolic and Nutritional: edema, gout, hyperglycemia, iron deficiency anemia and peripheral edema.
Musculoskeletal: arthralgia, arthritis, bone pain, myalgia and pathological fracture.
Nervous: agitation, anxiety, confusion, dry mouth, hypertonia, hypesthesia, nervousness, neuralgia, personality disorder, tremor, and vasodilation.
Respiratory: bronchitis, cough increased, dyspnea, epistaxis, laryngismus, lung disorder, pharyngitis, rhinitis, and sinusitis.
Skin and Appendages: herpes simplex, rash, sweating, and urticaria.
Special Senses: amblyopia.
Urogenital: urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Can high bp cause tremors in my right hand? Bp several times been measured at 180+/90.....can it also cause faintness and breathlessness?

Can high bp cause tremors in my right hand? Bp several times been measured at 180+/90.....can it also cause faintness and breathlessness?

HTN: Tremor is not usual due to just high BP. Other reasons need to be looked for. Some of ther symptoms you describe are concerning and can be due to your uncontrolled BP or effect to other organs due to HTN. You should contact your MD asap and if you are feeling unwell should seek care now. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is cause of warm, sometimes lactic acid burn in heart and inner chest associated with faintness and impending doom, feeling of dying?

What is cause of warm, sometimes lactic acid burn in heart and inner chest associated with faintness and impending doom, feeling of dying?

If you have no: Known chronic medical issues at your age what you describe could certainly be a "Panic" situation. However, before you assume that it would be wise to see your doctor and discuss this situation and the medical conditions it can mimic. One would not want to make the assumption that it is a panic attack without eliminating some serious medical disorders. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden severe upper left side abdominal pain w/chest tightness, SOB, & faintness found to be moderately relieved by inhaler?

What would cause sudden severe upper left side abdominal pain w/chest tightness, SOB, & faintness found to be moderately relieved by inhaler?

You're asthmatic?: Presumably it could be many things. This combination sounds serious (especially the SOB and faintness) so if it happens often or lasts long you should be evaluated for things like blood clots. OTOH, if it has only happened once or is always very short lived it could be either mucus trapping, gas trapping (in the intestine) or "pleurisy" which just means pain coming from the lining of the lungs. ...Read more

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Possible causes of low cortisol, High testosterone&oestrodiol. I'm under endo but need advice. Symptoms: fatigue, dizziness, faintness, micropenis?

Possible causes of low cortisol, High testosterone&oestrodiol. I'm under endo but need advice. Symptoms: fatigue, dizziness, faintness, micropenis?

Endocrinologist: Your endocrinologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you in the presence of these complex endocrine abnormalities. The workup and treatment require special expertise that other physicians are lacking. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sudden feeling of nausea, abdomen pain, faintness, bad foot cramps all at the same time, lasted for 30 minutes weak but ok now.

Ignore no symptoms: Abdominal discomfort of any kind is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong inside your abdomen. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Your constellation of symptoms may or may not be related. Get checked please. ...Read more

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Symptoms: nausea, stomachache, diarrhea, extreme sweating, faintness, lasted about 30 min. Food poisoning? Or could overeating have been the cause?

Symptoms: nausea, stomachache, diarrhea, extreme sweating, faintness, lasted about 30 min. Food poisoning? Or could overeating have been the cause?

Maybe, but maybe not: A 30 minute bout of diarrhea, along with nausea, tummy ache, and sweating, usually means the person ate something that reacted in a way with his or her body, to make the body want to rapidly expel (poop out) everything. Sometimes this is due to food poisoning (toxins in food), rapid over-eating, certain food oils/ingredients that make bowels move, taking medications with laxative effects, etc... ...Read more

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Can the vagal nerve or vagal response be overactive or malfunction? Because whenever I eat anything I get very lightheaded, faintness, pale and shaky.

Vagal Nerve Problems: Yes, an exaggerate vagal nerve response can contribute to dizziness. Probably, this happens when the vagal nerve causes the heart rate to slow down.

If this happens any more often than rarely, go see your doctor. You need to exclude irregular heart rate rate, fluctuation in blood pressure, and sudden rising or falling blood sugar - three reasons for dizziness around meals. ...Read more

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What can cause a pinched nerve in back?

What can cause a pinched nerve in back?

USUALLY a disc: A 'pinched nerve' can be due to a 'bulging disc' or a 'bone spur' or a combination of both. ...Read more

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Can lifting to much weights causes a pinched nerve?

Can lifting to much weights causes a pinched nerve?

Yes: Lifting weights can cause disc herniations or progression of the herniations which can lead to 'pinched nerves'. It can also lead to arthritis and foraminal narrowing and facet arthropathy long term, again giving the feeling of pinched nerves. While weightlifting is generally good for you, proper technique is integral to avoiding these issues. You can also have peripheral entrapment issues also. ...Read more

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How long does it take to cause permanent damage from a pinched nerve?

Pinched nerve: The length of time to cause permanent nerve damage varies based on the type of nerve, the location of the nerve, and the degree of compression on the nerve. Atrophy and loss of pain related to nerve impingement may be a sign of permanent nerve damage. See a neurosurgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes a pinched nerve? And what would drs have to do to stop the pain

What causes a pinched nerve? And what would drs have to do to stop the pain

Many causes: An accident, pregnancy, arthritis, a fracture can cause nerves to be pinched. The doctors can give steroids, pain medicines, muscle relaxants, physical therapy and referral to Orthopedic doctors if indicated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a pinched nerve?

What causes rid of a pinched nerve?

Disc herniation: Natural history, or the normal healing process, varies between people. However, symptoms can begin and disappear in days. Generally, I give my patients 6 weeks to 3 months for healing. Thereafter, it is likely to be prolonged without surgical treatment. The benefit of surgery is faster return to work/activities, but ultimate result years down the road is equivalent with/without surgery. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve cause urinary problems?

No: Urinary problems can be caused by spinal related issues, but it requires an extensive compressive issue to cause this degree of symptoms. If the amount of stenosis (compression) is sufficient to cause urinary issues it will likely lead to more symptoms such as numbness and pain. ...Read more

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What causes a pinched nerve in your neck?

What causes a pinched nerve in your neck?

Bone or cartilage: Most commonly, a pinched nerve in the spine is caused by a nerve being compressed by arthritic calcifications from the joint, or from cartilage that lines a joint, or from a slipped disc. Symptoms should be checked by your doctor as severe cases can lead to permanent damage to the nerve and muscles supplied by that nerve. ...Read more

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Can my back exercises have caused a pinched nerve?

Can my back exercises have caused a pinched nerve?

Its possible: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause numbness in entire keft side?

Not usually: Pinched nerves follow a specific pathway of pain in what is called a dermatome. These are isolated and well mapped in human anatomy. A pinched nerve usually affects one part of an arm or leg or specific part of the body, not an entire side of the body. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a pinched nerve cause sharp pains in lower back?

It could be possible that a pinched nerve cause sharp pains in lower back?

Numb leg: Yes! Sharp pain in a lower extremity due to nerve compression can cause this. Relieve by squatting down to flex the lumbar spine. Usually, anti-inflammatory medications can help, as well as some core strengthening with a flexion-based exercise program. Make sure nothing else is the cause of the leg pain! See a doctor and maybe have a scan performed. U need a diagnosis! ...Read more

Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


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Fainting (Definition)

Faintness is a clinical finding similar to a loss of consciousness and collapse. This can include ...Read more