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Pinched Nerve In My Lower Back
In neck, yes: Lower in back, it will not normally cause pain in your arms. The nerves running into the arms go down to your upper thoracic, or t1 range. Any nerves that are pinched below t1 near the spine will usually cause pain or irritation in ribs or back. Some peripheral nerves, such as the suprascapular nerve, could be pinched coming off scapula with referred pain into your arms. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes but: The asymm. may have actually preceded nerve injury.Asymm. in length is common & often leads to scoliosis &/or vertebral malalignment,chronic pain,& nerve injury.Nerve injury can lead to asymmetric muscle balance, unilateral atrophy, abnormal gait, etc.Seeing a good osteopathic dr. well-versed in treating nerve injury & leg-length discrepancy is a start.PT may be needed to re-educate/rebuild muscle ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a pinched nerve in lower back cause numbness on left side of body from mid shoulder blade to toes?
Nope: The lesion would have to be higher up to involve the shoulder blade. ...Read more
Yes: Testicle/groin area is a common referral for l5/s1 disc pain. ...Read more
Tension: Number one cause for pain radiating into neck from back is stress and tension in neck and upper back muscles. Differential is much more than can be answered here. Reduce caffeine esp energy drinks and develope stress relief exercise for neck and upper back. Drink more water and look into getting a better nights sleep. ...Read more
Radiculitis: Also referred to as "sciatica." injury to the nerve root as it exits the foramen which can lead to pain, pins and needles (paresthesias), numbness, and/or weakness. The most common causes are related to disc disease or extra bone growth (spondylosis). Treatment is initially conservative with physical therapy and antiinflammatories. If ineffective then further testing is nec. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could a bulging lumbar spinal disc cause dull ache in right groin and on/off pain/ache in right upper leg and hip...Also lower back?
All Possible: It is certainly possible that a bulging lumbar or sacral disc would be causing the symptoms you are describing. ...Read more
Yes: The goal is to relieve the pressure on the nerve a diminish the local inflammation. Resting in a position to relieve strain in that area is useful. Icing can be a great relief and the use of nsaids is frequently helpful. Massage is a good reliever but if the condition persists week after week or is worsening, then you need to be evaluated by your orthopod. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There could be : Several reasons for this pattern including disc &/or facet(spine joint) degeneration with or without some instability & with or without associated narrowing or stenosis of nerve exit holes (neuroforamen ) or due to a possible disc herniation. If it persists or worsens, you may need a more thorough evaluation for diagnosis & appropriate treatment. Other possibilities include pyriformis syndrome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What would cause lower back pain on the right side, also shooting pains down my spine into my legs?
Back pain: A problem in the lumbar spine, either a disc or a bone spur, can cause pain and radiating symptoms in the leg. This is something that requires a physical examination and consultation with a doctor. ...Read more
nerve pain on right side radiating from lower abdomen down my leg. The worse pain is in groin/hip flexor, lots of tingling in quad and toes?
Be seen: You need a history and physical examination to be performed to further assess your symptoms to create a diagnostic and subsequent treatment plan. Please be seen promptly. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having severe pain in my cervical spine on the left side radiating down my left arm and leaving a tingling feeling in my fingers. Pinched nerve?
I have been having pain in my back lower neck. The pain stretches from shoulder to shoulder. Sometimes it stretches down my spine to lower back.
Neck pain: Pain in the neck that is muscular is frequently felt between the shoulder blades and down to the mid back. This follows the anatomy of the trapezius muscle. Pain is likely from spasm due to overcompensation if these muscles for painful neck muscles or joints. The other source if pain is "referred" pain. Disc arthritis pain may also be felt in this region. Treatment is nonsurgical with pt, nsaids. ...Read more
Could a pinched nerve anywhere n my back or lower back cause pain achey feeling in the front & side of my thighs only?
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