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Pinched Nerve In Upper Arm
Burning/sometimes shooting pain to left shoulder for 2 1/2 days. Now down upper arm to elbow with Weakness. Is this a pinched nerve?
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
Possibly pinched nerve in upper left shoulder area. Radiates up neck and down left arm. Very painfully. Only relief when i lay flat on back.
It depends on nerve: The most common arm compressions are carpal tunnel ( median N at wrist) cubital tunnel (ulnar N at elbow) and less commonly guyon canal (ulnar N at wrist). Each requires a decompression surgery. Carpal tunnel involves opening the flexor retinaculm, and can often be done by scope. Cubital tunnel requires open surgery and often replacing the N in its canal. Steroids and PT may prevent surgery. ...Read more
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
With pinched nerve in neck , could you get zaps in arm & back? After those zaps it's like my nerves went bad or loss of sensation ...should I see someone?
The short answer yes: You can start with a primary care physician who will refer you to the appropriate specialist if indicated. When a spinal nerve is pinched, regardless of the location, pain and numbness can travel along the entire length of the nerve's pathway. While there are several treatment options, the pressure on the nerve must be relieved to prevent permanent nerve damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With pinched nerve in neck , could you get zaps in arm & back? After those zaps it's like my nerves are impaired or I have loss of sensation ...should I see someone?
Yes and yes: Yes, you should see someone. If your nerves are impaired now, they may get worse without treatment, causing a serious problem. ...Read more
I got a pinched nerve in my arm, loads of resting pain, can't get much sleep. Feek fine during work and training. What have caused this? What helps?
Herniated discs: Herniated discs in the neck (cervical spine) can cause pain, numbness, or weakness in the neck, shoulders, chest, arms, and hands. In some cases a very large herniated disc in the neck may cause weakness or unusual tingling affecting other parts of the body, including the legs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The reason I think I have a pinched nerve, when I move my right arm up and to the side reaching I get severe pain scale 1 to 10 its a 10?
Shoulder: More likely your shoulder has signs of impingment. Please get an evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon or a Physical Medicine and Rehab physician. You may improve just with physical therapy and/or a steroid injection. If you have tingling or numbness and weakness, it might be a nerve getting pinched. Good luck ...Read more
Pinched nerve? This past week I have had feeling of uncomfortability in my arm but it came and went. Consistant and tingling fingers 3 and 4 now.
Usually if there is : Pain from a pinched nerve causing arm or leg pain that will usually resolve over time without any specific treatment and if there are neurologic symptoms they too usually resolve with the pain but they can also persist past the point of the pain ending with most getting better over weeks to months but sometimes there can be some permanency due to nerve damage which can be evaluated by emg. ...Read more
I have a pinched nerve on upper left back that gives my left arm &chest pain but somedays i feel small pains &somedays i don'tfeel it is that possible?
I, too, believe I have a pinched nerve that is causing a pinching sensation down my left arm. I also have left side rib pain esp. when coughing or tur?
How long will it take to recover from the pinched nerve surgery on my arm, or could it be a torn rotator cuff?
Hard to say: Recovery from a compressive neuropathy can take several months to a year to completely recover depending how much damage to the nerve was caused and the recovery my be incomplete in some cases. You could potentially have a rotator cuff tear also, you might need an MRI or ultrasound. Surgery to decompress a nerve should have some immediate relief, but certainly not complete relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some signs that left arm pain is cardiac in nature as opposed to a pinched nerve or something like that?
Call your doctor: It would be dangerous to give you any advice in this forum. A thorough risk assessment an focused exam would be much safer for you. It takes training and experience to differentiate the cause of many symptoms. Your doctor has this and you should rely on him/her first. ...Read more
Pinched nerve 1yr ago/lost most of lft tricept..Still have little feeling in 3 fingers..Can I rebuild arm/& will numbness stop?
There is a chance: Since you are still able to feel it, the nerve is still functional. I am not sure if you already had injection/therapy, or nerve decompression surgery done yet. If you have not had the surgery, you may need this done to regain your tricep. Don't wait too long because the neuropathy (degeneration of the nerve) maybe irreversible. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Had pinched nerve in back/left arm. Started lifting weights after it felt better. Now left arm is weak & MUCH smaller than right arm. What to do?
Pinched nerve damage: A pinched nerve can lose function and this may be irreversible. The nerve tells the muscle to work, and is the nerve is pinched and not working, the muscle will shrink. Until the nerve function recovers, the muscle will not work. This can be permanent and although some nerves function well when pinched, ongoing muscle weakness is a reason to see a spine specialist soon. ...Read more
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