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Pinched Nerve In Face
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
Not likely: Not likely. The nerve that supplies sensation to the face is the trigeminal nerve. This is a cranial nerve that exits the skull base behind the eyes, so not related to any cervical nerve rootlets. It would be entirely abnormal to have numbness over the face from a pinched nerve in the neck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A pinched nerve certainly can, most notably in a distribution starting at the base of your skull in the back and wrapping up around your scalp and onto your forehead on one side. Irritation to some nerves in your neck can also lead to lower face and head tingling as well. If it progresses, or if it does not go away in a few weeks, you may need some imaging to make sure there is no entrapment. ...Read more
Not likely: The nerves coming from the spine in the neck do not supply sensation to the face/chin. The trigeminal nerve, one of the nerves originating at the base of the skull supplies sensation to the face. People can have irritation to this nerve, but it's not caused by problems with a herniated disc in the neck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A pinched nerve around the elbow will only cause problems from the elbow down to the fingers. However, the same symptoms often represent a pinched nerve in the neck, which can feel like a pinched nerve in the elbow. Many of these resolve on their own. If it persists, you can get it examined to get a clearer answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Feet maybe, hands no: The sciatic nerve runs from the gluteal region (your rear end) down the back of your leg, then branches to innervate the back of the thigh and leg as well as the outer part of the lower leg and then parts of the feet. An injury may cause those symptoms there, as well as problems with motion. The major nerves that serve the hands are the radial, ulnar and median. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure it can: Depending on the location and severity of the impingement, a pinched nerve in your neck can certainly cause symptoms along its path--as seen example picture here. A pinched/trapped nerve at the elbow behind your funny bone can do so as well, so is carpal tunnel syndrome. If symptoms bothersome, consult doc for evaluation/treatment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not at all: Localized swelling in a limb implies that there is a local inflammatory reaction going on or possibly a vascular block a pinched nerve, however, will cause pain, numbness, and tingling. Some people describe a feeling as if they were swollen but swelling does not actually occur in a localized area as you are describing. ...Read more
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