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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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Accident 1 mo ago, pinched ulnar nerve. Chest pain when i lay on left or belly. Related? Had blood/ekg all normal. Also GERD symps. Neck shoulder pain

Accident 1 mo ago, pinched ulnar nerve. Chest pain when i lay on left or belly. Related? Had blood/ekg all normal. Also GERD symps. Neck shoulder pain

Ulnar nerve Sx: It is most likely that ur gerd is giving you the chest pain rather than your ulnar nerve. Patients w/ulnar nerve compression can have pain, numbness, tingling, cold hands/arms, neck ; shoulder pain; just about any symptom from the fingertips to the neck, but not chest pain. A good way to find out is to have a physician block (numb up) your ulnar nerve and see what sx go away. ...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

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Can a pinched nerve cause cold hands, chest pains, or breathing problems?

Too many areas: Nerves supply specific areas. There's no nerve that supplies both your hands, chest and lungs. I think the pinched nerve hypothesis doesn't explain your symptoms. Instead, perhaps you should be fully evaluated. A chest x-ray, ekg, blood work and other tests as needed would provide a lot of information. ...Read more

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What causes elbow pain and what causes a pinched nerve in left side of chest upper?

What causes elbow pain and what causes a pinched nerve in left side of chest upper?

Unclear.: Elbow pain can come from varied conditions including musculoskeletal, rheumatological, and neurological which would include a pinched nerve. Chest pain is always a potentially very serious condition as it could represent a life threatening cardiac condition. Unless medically cleared, all complaints of chest pain should be treated as a medical emergency in an appropriate setting (e.g. Er). ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in your neck cause armpit pain that goes into your chest?

Can a pinched nerve in your neck cause armpit pain that goes into your chest?

Depends: The nerves from the neck do not typically refer into the chest- usually more into the arms or shoulder blade region. Nerves from the thoracic region more often refer to the chest. See your primary care doc to make sure that you do not have any more urgent causes of chest pain. A physiatrist can help determine if the pain is coming from the spine. ...Read more

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random sharp pain in left side of chest. sister and brother have it too. asked a doctor about it years ago was told it was a pinched nerve. common?

random sharp pain in left side of chest. sister and brother have it too. asked a doctor about it years ago was told it was a pinched nerve. common?

Shape of the chest: since it is common to many members of the family equally between males and females,then it must be the shape of the thoracic cavity that could be inherited is the cause of the problem costochondritis is common in some family more than others more common in female because of the breast weight and the nature of the bra women ware try NSAIDS,and heat pad,abd soft bra. good luck ...Read more

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Tilting head to chest and I get buzzing sensation in left foot. Does this sound like a pinched nerve if not, what could cause this?

Yes: Yes, it does sound like a pinched nerve somewhere. In general, when you bring your chin down to the chest it increases pressure in the spinal canal, which traditionally will bring on symptoms from a pinched nerve. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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I suffered a cervical pinched nerve about 2 weeks ago. I had severe pain in my chest and now has moved to my bac how log will it take to heel?

Very variable: What you are describing is very common and the course it will run varies considerably. It may be necessary to take some anti-inflammatory medication and muscle relaxers, which do make you drowsy. I would need to know more about your exact symptoms, but chiropractic care, acupuncture and massage do play a role at this stage. You really need to be under the care of a spine surgeon from the start. ...Read more

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What causes pain near the left scapula sometimes radiates to my chest and left arm neck. Dr says prob pinched nerve I have acid reflux as well help!?

What causes pain near the left scapula sometimes radiates to my chest and left arm neck. Dr says prob pinched nerve I have acid reflux as well help!?

Nerve : Sounds like it could be a pinched nerve in your lower neck. Typically these will get better on their own. You can try icing, antiinflammatories and give this some time. If it doesn't seem to be letting up, an MRI can be done and other treatments can be tried. Follow up with your doc too. ...Read more

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Could the numbness I am feeling be caused by a pinched nerve? I am experiencing numbness on the left side of my chest, under left arm, and back. I have had a sharp pain for 3 weeks that goes from my shoulder blade through to my chest. I was sent to the

Arguably : Arguably the worst possible cause of severe pain felt in the shoulder blade and deep into the chest would be an uncommon condition called aortic dissection. Problems with the gallbladder and heart can also cause pain in the region of the shoulder or armpit (axilla). The spinal nerve corresponding to t2 also feels an area that involves the armpits and hoop-shaped strip of skin that runs across your chest above your nipples, through your armpits, and across your back at about the same level (it also involves part of the skin on the arm). After excluding things like dissection, heart problems, and gallbladder problems, a neurosurgeon may be helpful to get to a diagnosis and some relief. ...Read more

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When i put my head down to my chest I have a pins and needles sensation into the back of my legs, is this a pinched nerve? If yes what can I do for it

When i put my head down to my chest I have a pins and needles sensation into the back of my legs, is this a pinched nerve?
If yes what can I do for it

Maybe or Maybe not: It could be caused by cervical stenosis, with pressure on your spinal cord. However, there are other things that could cause this, so go see a spinal surgeon for evaluation to rule out any spinal cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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