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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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I have a pain in my left groin, left buttock and it is painful to walk. Could it be a pinched nerve? It hurts to sit.

I have a pain in my left groin, left buttock and it is painful to walk. Could it be a pinched nerve? It hurts to sit.

Yes, Pinched nerve: The description of the pain does fit a 'pinched lumbar nerve'. A lumbar spine MRI is the best test to check out the possiblility. You should get seen and you may get a prescription for Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack to help with the nerve inflammation. Warning signs are bladder/bowel changes and/or severe weakness. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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My buttocks, hamstrings, and side of leg below calf sore often, both sides off and on, but almost on the left. sciatica or pinched nerves.

My buttocks, hamstrings, and side of leg below calf sore often, both sides off and on, but almost on the left.  sciatica or pinched nerves.

Sciatica: Sciatica is also a "pinched nerve". It looks like you would need to get some imaging studies done to get properly evaluated like an MRI of your lower spine. Yur PMD can get these done, but based on the insurance, may need a referral to neurologist. ...Read more

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Constant pinch nerve and numbness starting from buttocks to hips and ending in left leg. Nerves feel pulled and tight. Leg moves inward when walking?

Sciatica: This sound like a disc is pinching a nerve in the spine. If there is any weakness or bowel/bladder changes, I would see your doctor for imaging of the lumbar spine ...Read more

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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?

Can a pinched nerve cause harsh lower back pain that runs down the left bum & leg , bladder pain, femoral pain and fever?

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. ...Read more

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I have pain above right buttocks and the hip area. I can hardly walk and it started today. I did nothing to hurt it. Is it a pinched nerve. Other?

I have pain above right buttocks and the hip area.   I can hardly walk and it started today. I did nothing to hurt it. Is it a pinched nerve. Other?

Uncertain: This could be a muscle pull. There could be other issues such as joint, bone, tendons, bursa and you do have medical conditions that also could be related to this problem . I would try simple therapy such as heat or cold and see if that gives you relief. You need to see your physician and get this fully evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve on my lower back now I'm having numbness on my right leg and buttocks and pain in my lower back. Should I go to the er?

I have a pinched nerve on my lower back now I'm having numbness on my right leg and buttocks and pain in my lower back. Should I go to the er?

If worse yes: if lose bowel or bladder control or severe numbness in saddle area [inner thighs /groin could have quadaiquana syndrome, pinched nerve severe, but if not , just rest , use ice/heat , aleve /tylenol . ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve cause groin pain?Hve pain in back close to kidney, bum down bk leg and groin.Any remedy besides meds?Dr after physical said sciatica

Can pinched nerve cause groin pain?Hve pain in  back close to kidney, bum down bk leg and groin.Any remedy besides meds?Dr after physical said sciatica

Yes It Can: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. 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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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 have several old injuries to my back, like dislocated tail bone which caused pinched nerves and broken vertebras.. Anyway, I recently rehurt my back and I'm in a huge amount of pain.. I've tried 800mg Motrin and flex aril that the er prescribed but noth

Suggestions: Would visit a physiatrist and try to localize cause of your discomfort. Meds are merely palliative, and will coverup but not cure. Physical therapy may be useful, and eventually a back exercise program will help. You may benefit from back injections, acupuncture, osteopathic treatments, or even prolotherapy, but you need to uncover pain generator! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have multiple pinched nerves (ie. Thor and lumb simultaneously)? Burning muscle/ache/fatigue in shoulder/arm and low back/bum/thigh.

Is it possible to have multiple pinched nerves (ie. Thor and lumb simultaneously)? Burning muscle/ache/fatigue in shoulder/arm and low back/bum/thigh.

Possible : But the described symptoms of fatigue, burning, and aching muscles involving the "bum"//thigh and shoulder/arm (proximal muscles) are most likely due to something else. In a 29 year old female, this should initially be evaluated by an exam with your medical doctor along with blood tests +/- spinal x-rays. ...Read more

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Does sciatica always come from the lumbar region? Can you get sciatica radiating down the buttock to leg into the foot from nerve compression in the calf?

Does sciatica always come from the lumbar region? Can you get sciatica radiating down the buttock to leg into the foot from nerve compression in the calf?

Sciatica: is not caused by nerve compression in the lower leg. You must have been issued a faulty owners manual. You had it right the first time. You can also get sciatica from compression of the nerve in the pelvis or upper thigh (in which case discomfort in the buttocks would not occur. ...Read more

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I want to know what are the decompression choices to relieve my sciatic nerve compression in buttocks?

I want to know what are the decompression choices to relieve my sciatic nerve compression in buttocks?

Depends on the cause: This depends on the source of the nerve compression. Most are caused by disc herniations which are treated surgically with microdisectomy. Some are done with small open incisions and some percutaneous. It mainly depends on your insurance as to the procedures that are covered. If it is due to stenosis then a laminectomy or foraminotamy may be offered. ...Read more

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Sharp occasional pain as if some nerve is pinched around outer side of my left buttock. It goes away with movement. What could be cause of it?

Sharp occasional pain as if some nerve is pinched  around outer side of my left buttock. It goes away with movement. What could be cause of it?

You might be right: yes this could be a pinched nerve but I would think from the location this may be more of a muscle injury. You can have this evaluated by a physician, see if the area that you touch on the site is tender, see if there could be something else to entrap a nerve. I think that's the best course for you ...Read more

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

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

Epidural Block: A very frequently used technique used for this condition. Vist your pain doctor for a proper evaluation and see if you qualify. ...Read more

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Which pinched nerve causes tingling on the left side of the face?

Which pinched nerve causes tingling on the left side of the face?

Comments: The left trigeminal nerve provides sensation over the left face, but has three major divisions, and even more terminal branches. Without knowing more specifics, can only answer as above. Maybe, we can provide additional advice via concierge or InBox approach. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve on my left side lower back affect my right side?

Can a pinched nerve on my left side lower back affect my right side?

The cause can: A pinched nerve on one side of the spine is caused by a structural architectural problem, this can be of the disc, the foramen, the facet joint the central canal. When a nerve is pinched on one side, it is not uncommon to have compensatory or associated pain on the other side. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with pinched nerve in should that affects left side of body and neck. What now?

Diagnosed with pinched nerve in should that affects left side of body and neck. What now?

Depends : pinched nerves in the neck my affect the arm on the side of the nerve root compression. Symptoms may include shooting pain from the neck to the arm, forearm and/or hand. A pinched nerve In the low back may cause similar symptoms affecting the leg on the side of the affected nerve. In sever cases, weakness of the extremity may also happen which is an emergent issue. ...Read more

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Why would a pinched nerve on the left side cause pain in the right scapula? On going for 7 months now.

Why would a pinched nerve on the left side cause pain in the right scapula? On going for 7 months now.

Neck pain: You most likely have a pinched nerve originating from the left side of your neck between the 5 and 6th cervical vertebrae. Best to see your family doctor to get this treated. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve come &go as in somedays u feel it &somedays u don't? Can stress make it worse.I think it's conning from upper left back & ratiates

Can a pinched nerve come &go as in somedays u feel it &somedays u don't? Can stress make it worse.I think it's conning from upper left back & ratiates

Not pinched nerve: The type of coming and going pain is associates with weak ligaments in the back , in the lumbar spine or in the sacroiliac joints that ca both be weak.

Prolotherapy can repair this situation.
Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for information and a doctor to help you. ...Read more

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My left pinky is throbbing, where is the pinched nerve?

may not be pinched: Throbbing can imply swelling and inflammation. Pinched nerves give numbness, tingling and electrical shock-like pain. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in my left shoulderblade area/elbow, what can I take for this?

Pinched nerve in my left shoulderblade area/elbow, what can I take for this?

NSAIDs/Ice/Heat: Over the counter, you can try nsaids, ice/heat to the area. Also try getting a massage to see if that helps. Otherwise, it might be best to see doctor to see why you have this pain. ...Read more

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Left side back pain whenever i turn my head to the left. is it a pinched nerve?

Where in the back?: You certainly could have something a little trapped at the level of the C5 nerve root level which could either be physically pulling on the scapular nerve giving you pain on the left or pinching specific nerve fibers taking off from C5 at the brachial plexus level firing off the scapular nerve in that region. ...Read more

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I have a minor pain in my left arm that is transiet. It feels like a pinched nerve. Should I be concerned ?

Pulled muscle?: There are a lot of things, many of them minor, that can lead to such a complaint. If it's really bothering you, it needs to be evaluated by your doc to rule out anything bad. Osteopathic manipulation can be very helpful for minor pain complaints such as this that aren't caused by more ominous problems. ...Read more

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Sharp pain, left side of back, mid section. Pain is getting worse. No paineds taken yet. Could it be a pinched nerve?

Nerve Impingement: can be caused by nerve being sandwiched between two spinal bones in the neck area. It can cause muscle spasm and pain in the neck. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Having middle/upper back numbness on the left side. Comes and goes. Feels extremely uncomfortable when i bend over. Could it be a pinched nerve?

Having middle/upper back numbness on the left side. Comes and goes. Feels extremely uncomfortable when i bend over. Could it be a pinched nerve?

Could be!: Definitely could be a pinched nerve! When you bend forward it stretches the nerves that exit your spine, so any injury or pressure that is on the nerve will be irritated by bending. Try to keep your back straight, and see your Dr if the symptoms do not resolve soon or if you develop pain. ...Read more

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Left arm feels weak pinched nerve?

Left arm feels weak pinched nerve?

Cervical Disc: This could be a cervical disc herniation. Please see your doctor. You need a neurological exam and an MRI possibly. ...Read more

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Quick sharp pain almost shocklike in left temple when i turn my head to the right. Pinched nerve?

Quick sharp pain almost shocklike in left temple when i turn my head to the right. Pinched nerve?

Possibly: But whether it's a pinched nerve or something else - there's not much you can do until you are examined and Dx'd. So, that's the 1st step. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I ave pinched nerve on the left side of my neck but now I have sometimes burning pain in the front of my neck on the right side.

I ave pinched nerve on the left side of my neck but now I have sometimes burning pain in the front of my neck on the right side.

Neck pain: Start by going to see your primary doctor. Either you can be helped or you will be referred to a specialist. Neck pain is important at your age. ...Read more

Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more