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Can pinched nerve in upper thoracic spine cause headaches and more during seasonal changes back of heard to cheeks to face? Symptoms and where?

Can pinched nerve in upper thoracic   spine cause  headaches and more during seasonal changes back of heard to cheeks to face? Symptoms and where?

Possibly: The common denominator being muscle tightness. Most helpful strategy towards improvement involve healthy living (yoga, reduce stress, healthy eating and sleeping habits, heating pads). Seasonal changes may contribute to stress or exertion (have you shoveled your driveway lately?). ...Read more

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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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If you have a pinched nerve in the upper spine and it causes permanent paralysis, is the paralysis only in the location the nerve attaches to?

If you have a pinched nerve in the upper 
spine and it causes permanent paralysis, is the paralysis only in the location the nerve attaches to?

Yes: That is correct. The muscles connected to the damaged nerves will not work correctly, or will not work at all. Other nerves that are undamaged will continue to send signals to their muscles, and keep them moving properly. However, muscles work together as groups of muscles. That means weakness or paralysis in a few muscles can make a limb malfunction even if other muscles in the limb are working. ...Read more

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What can I used for pinched nerve in the lumbar spine ?

What can I used for pinched nerve in the lumbar spine
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Pinched nerve: The answer depends on the meaning of the pinched nerve. I need further information to comment on this. A complete neurological exam is necessary to make sure there is no ruptured disc or other symptoms like pain radiating to legs. If it means simple low back due to muscle spasm, then simple stretches, ibuprofen, and moist heat may help. But i need further medical information regarding pinch nerve. ...Read more

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Can a intermittent pinched nerve in the neck or spine cause orthostatic hypotention? If so how can this be fixed?

Can a intermittent pinched nerve in the neck or spine cause orthostatic hypotention?  If so how can this be fixed?

Should not: A pinched nerve of any variety should not cause orthostatic hypotension. Talk to your physician as this suggests a potential vascular problem or other cause. ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve in the 7th vertebra in my spine, would taking calcium suppliments help me manage my bone deteriation?

I have a pinched nerve in the 7th vertebra in my spine, would taking calcium suppliments help me manage my bone deteriation?

No: A pinched nerve is usually due 2 a herniated disk especially if it was of sudden onset. Nerve pinching from arthritic spurs r usually slower in development. @ 27 yrs i would doubt it is due 2 osteoporosis, so calcium would not help u. C a spinal surgeon 4 complete evaluation & get a firm dx. & then follow the recommended treatment plan. ...Read more

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I had asked this question before, spine dr. Says he think surgery will not help.Knee dr. Says go to neruologist, emg says pinched nerve, hernatied disk.

I had asked this question before, spine dr. Says he think surgery will not help.Knee dr. Says go to neruologist, emg says pinched nerve, hernatied disk.

Clinical conffusion: Sort out wiith diagnostic injections knee and spine intrarticular Marcaine will rule in or out knee as pain generator then do selective nerveroot block of epsilateral L4 nerve root if MRI is abnormal no surgery umtil pain generator is confirmed by a sucessful injection if that doesnt work then to pain management for empiric treatment of unknown pain . The or is no place to clear up clinical confus. ...Read more

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