pinched nerve causing leg weakness

Does a pinched nerve in upper back cause pain and weakness in both legs?

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Dr. Chintan S. Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Spinal cord symptoms


A "pinched nerve" in the upper back can indicate possible compression of the spinal cord. This can lead to pain, numbness, difficulty with balance, bowel/bladder issues, and weakness in the lower extremities. This type of disease may be quite serious and should be evaluated by a physician.
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Can a pinched nerve in your neck on the left side cause weakness in the left side of face leg and arms?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology
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No


A pinched nerve in the neck would not cause leg symptoms. Spinal cord compression may.
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Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery
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Face weakness


Similarly, a "pinched nerve" in the neck would not be expected to cause facial weakness.
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I had a lumbar spinal fusion of L4/L5 in May of 2012. I wasdiagnosed with nerve compression and stenosis. I am currently having leg weakness and back pain. Could arthritis be involved?

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See surgeon


Arthritis is usually involved in stenosis requiring fusion. If your leg weakness is new then this could be an urgent problem. It's possible that you could have herniated a segment above or below your fusion. You should speak to your surgeon ASAP if you have true neurological weakness in your legs.
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Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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LBP


Depending upon your exam finding a follow-up MEI of the lumbar spine is necessary.
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Chronic Back Pain

Interesting Fact

A leg length difference of a half inch or more can be a cause of chronic back pain.

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Does a pinched nerve inthe neck cause pain in upper legs?

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Dr. Mark C. Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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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.
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Pinched nerve in back causing pain in leg and knee. what can i do at home?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
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Rest, nsaids


In order to alleviate the symptoms of a lumbar radiculopathy, the use of rest and nsaids is most important. If symptoms persist, the use of physical therapy and sometimes a steroid pack can also be helpful

Chronic Back Pain

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Lace up your shoes with your legs crossed, so you do not stretch the sciatic nerve.

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What can I do for pinched nerve in left leg causing hip and leg to go numb?

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Epidural Block


A very frequently used technique used for this condition. Vist your pain doctor for a proper evaluation and see if you qualify.
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Dr. Kornelis A. Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Numb leg


Numbness in a lower extremity due to nerve compression can be released by flexing at the hip, or squatting down to flex the lumbar spine. Usually, anti-inflammatory medications can help, as well as some core strengthening with eight flexion-based exercise program. Make sure nothing else is the cause of the leg numbness! See a doctor and maybe have a scan performed.
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Can a pinched nerve in neck cause Lhermitte's down the back, arm and leg on one side?

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Dr. Ihab J. Ibrahim
Pain Management
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No


No it cannot
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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine
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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
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How do they treat a pinched nerve in your back that is causing pains all they way down your leg to your foot?

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Dr. Kenneth S. Cheng
Family Medicine
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A number of ways


There are a number of possible treatments for a pinched nerve. These include (but are not limited to) steroid injections, surgical decompression, physical therapy and osteopathic manipulation. What particular treatment you receive will depend on the severity of your symptoms and the skill and expertise of your treating physician.
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Dr. Will E. Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Multiple


In most cases the symptoms will resolve with time & rest. Options include certain exercises, hot/cold packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, Chiropratic care, oral steroids, NSAID, epidural steroid injections & lastly surgery. I would recommend that you see your PCP for an evaluation.
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Can a pinched nerve cause harsh lower back pain that runs down the left bum & leg ,bladder pain, femoral pain and fever?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management
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Polyradiculopathy


A pinched nerve in the low back can commonly cause back pain as well as pain in the lower extremity ("bum", leg, femur, etc.). If the femoral pain is in the front of the thigh, it is likely multiple nerves are irritated at the same time. "Bladder pain" and fever may be due to a separate entity such as a UTI. However, spinal cord infection & cauda equina syndrome must be ruled out->an emergency.

Can a pinched nerve cause pain, numbness and tingling in both hands and tingling in both lower legs? I had a broken vertebrae a few years ago ?

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Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery
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Spinal irritation


Your problems can not be answered by one "pinched" nerve alone. You have bilateral symptoms, as well as lower extremity symptoms. You could possibly have spinal cord irritation (myelopathy) along with nerve issues. I would check an mri.
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