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Doctor insights on: Pinched Nerve In Brain

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Is there a difference between a brain tumor and a pinched nerve?

Is there a difference between a brain tumor and a pinched nerve?

Yes: A brain tumor is a malignant or non- malignant mass in the brain. A pinched nerve can caused by compression anywhere from a nerve root or more distal. ...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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My primary and chiro say my lhermitte's isn't ms. Brain MRI and neuro normal. They're not worried, thinking pinched nerve. Should I be, or get 3rd op?

My primary and chiro say my lhermitte's isn't ms. Brain MRI and neuro normal. They're not worried, thinking pinched nerve. Should I be, or get 3rd op?

Lhermittes w nl mri: With those two tests being ok, consider this a 3d opinion. A nerve can be pinched or irritated and look alright on these scans. When these scans are normal, the problem can't be severe. Give it some time, the outcome should be good. ...Read more

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Whiplash thoriac outlet pinched nerve in neck slow moving blood clot to brain was given nri 8 months later. How ca nthis happen to someone.

Whiplash thoriac outlet pinched nerve in neck slow moving blood clot to brain was given nri 8 months later. How ca nthis happen to someone.

Get 2nd opinion: Those conditions don't quite fit together. Seek specialist care. A spine physiatrist is a good start or neurologist. ...Read more

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Neck pain for months following mva was in back seat rear ended. Bulging and hernaited disks, pinched nerve c5-t1? Tos can I get a brain stem stroke?

Neck pain for months following mva was in back seat rear ended. Bulging and hernaited disks, pinched nerve c5-t1? Tos can I get a brain stem stroke?

CVA: Brain stem is considerably higher than where you were injured. Brain stem stroke could be traumatic but more usually a vascular phenomenon. I note you are on warfarin, this would make you a little higher risk if involved in trauma. ...Read more

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I had a pinch nerve to the back of my head. I went to theropy and I don't feel pain as much but I feel parts of my brain now. What is this?

I had a pinch nerve to the back of my head. I went to theropy and I don't feel pain as much but I feel parts of my brain now. What is this?

Unclear: It isn't clear what you mean by feeling "parts of your brain" since physiologically this doesn't make sense. You may be experiencing sensitivity to muscles in the area or in the base of the head. Presumably you were referred to PT by a physician; suggest you query your doctor who can examine you thoroughly. ...Read more

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Left arm numbness. Went to ER had an ekg, cbc, tropononin1 test all normal. Had a vascular screening for peace of mind, normal as well. Pinched nerve?

Left arm numbness. Went to ER had an ekg, cbc, tropononin1 test all normal. Had a vascular screening for peace of mind, normal as well. Pinched nerve?

Pinched nerve: Age 34 with negative work up for heart problems or vascular issue, then you need to consider EMG of the arm and consider seeing orthopedic spine doc or upper extremity guy. ...Read more

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Neck cracks/pops, forehead/scalp tingling, is the result of pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI? Brain CTs/MRI's were all normal. Help!

Neck cracks/pops, forehead/scalp tingling, is the result of pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI? Brain CTs/MRI's were all normal. Help!

Tingling: Neck cracking usually emanates from neck ligaments and vertebrae. Pinched nerves in the cervical spine generally cause Sharp, shooting pains in the back of the scalp. Tingling of forehead would be an unusual manifestation. I would be reassured about no significant neurological pathology in your case and would regard the tingling symptoms as more of a nuisance. A neurologist can advise you best. ...Read more

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Neck cracking/popping, forehead/scalp tingling, the result of pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI? MRI's and CT's of brain were normal. Thanks.

Neck cracking/popping, forehead/scalp tingling, the result of pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI? MRI's and CT's of brain were normal. Thanks.

Does not correlate.: The disk bulges at C5-C7 should affect your arm & neck, not the forehead & scalp. Many people live their ENTIRE LIVES with bulging disks & don't complain of any pain, so MRI or CT scan to "diagnose" bulging disks is actually a gross misuse of imaging. Talk to your doctor or a neurologist about your symptoms to undergo accurate testing. Or use HealthTap Prime. Good luck to you; hope you find cause. ...Read more

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How to cure pinched nerve?

How to cure pinched nerve?

Usually no surgery: Most just get better with time. So anyone can claim a 90% success rate with their care as this is the natural history but lifestyle changes including exercise, smoking cessation and weight control are important especially in minimizing recurrences. Sometimes, physical therapy, activity modifications, medication and epidural steroid injections can be of benefit. ...Read more

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What to do for pinched nerve at 79?

What to do for pinched nerve at 79?

Depends: Pinched nerves can be safe ly treated at any age. The decision depends on many factors, severity, disablement, health status and failure of conservative treatment. Minimally invasive surgery can be quick, efficient and helpful. Evaluation critical. ...Read more

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How to know if I have pinched nerve?

See your doctor.: A pinched nerve can produce very painful symptoms. If you are concerned, visit your physician. They can order additional testing and imaging studies, such as an MRI, to help obtain a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does a pinched nerve feel like?

What does a pinched nerve feel like?

Variable symptoms: Patients can have varying degrees of pain, weakness, and/or numbness. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a pinched nerve?

How to know if I have a pinched nerve?

Need MRI: If you are concerned, I would consider asking your physician to order you an MRI to evaluate your spine. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How to treat a pinched nerve?

Generic answer: Variety of different approaches based on which nerve, and where. Surgery might be an answer for ruptured disc, pinching nerve in neck or back. Carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, nerves decompressed at wrist and elbow. Sometimes local steroid injections, even epidural steroids may stabilize the compression. Never hurts to supplement with one b-100 complex daily, and meds useful for symptoms. ...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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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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What are the treatments for a pinched nerve?

What are the treatments for a pinched nerve?

Usually no surgery: Most just get better with time. So anyone can claim a 90% success rate with their care as this is the natural history but lifestyle changes including exercise, smoking cessation and weight control are important especially in minimizing recurrences. Sometimes, physical therapy, activity modifications, medication and epidural steroid injections can be of benefit. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve on foot heal?

Can a pinched nerve on foot heal?

Relieve the pinch!: See a physiatrist to determine exactly what nerve is being pinched, and where/why it is being pinched. With out altering mechanics or the problem, it is unlikely to get better. Most cases are manageable with proper diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat a pinched nerve in my neck?

Evaluation: Get evaluation by nerosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine. ...Read more

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How do I fix a pinched nerve in my thumb?

How do I fix a pinched nerve in my thumb?

Where is it pinched?: If the nerve is pinched in your neck, you get treatment for your neck. If its pinched in your wrist, like carpal tunnel syndrome, get treatment at the wrist. A physiatrist or neurologist trained in emgs can easily tell you where the problem is coming from and then how best to treat it. ...Read more

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Can your face go numb from a pinched nerve?

Yes: Facial and trigeminal cranial nerves can cause facial numbness but much less likely a cervical neck pinched nerve. Consideration of a stroke for face numbness suggests a full evaluation. ...Read more

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What does pinched nerve neck pain feel like?

Cerv. Radiculopathy: Electric shocks or like a toothache down arm, to shoulder then to hand made worse by looking up better by putting arm on head numbness and tingling in hand. ...Read more

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Could a chiropractor resolve a pinched nerve?

Could a chiropractor resolve a pinched nerve?

Depends on what: Is causing the pinch. If it is just a mild disc bulge, then chiropractic manipulation has been shown to help. If it is a herniated disc, it depends on the degree and placement of the herniation. Many people have success with chiropractors, but make sure to have imaging and don't be shy about second opinion if it does not get better fast or if any symptoms change for the worse. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause a stroke?

No: Strokes are caused by decreased blood flow to the brain or bleeding in the brain. A pinched nerve in the neck does not affect the brain. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in neck cause chest pain?

Could a pinched nerve in neck cause chest pain?

Yes: Relatively rarely, a lower cervical radiculopathy can present with chest pain. Obviously, one would want to do a thorough workup of the much more common and worrisome cardiopulmonary causes of chest pain first. I do have a few patients that have had multiple cardiac workups that were negative and only got relief after neck surgery. ...Read more