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Doctor insights on: Pinched Nerve Left Side Neck

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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

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 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

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If I'm getting shooting pain on the left side of my head could that be a pinched nerve in my neck?

If I'm getting shooting pain on the left side of my head could that be a pinched nerve in my neck?

Many things: Could be many things, including TMJ. Start with your regular MD. If TMJ, see a TMJ-orofacial pain expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ-oro-facial pain expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation. ...Read more

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Intense pinched nerve style pain on the left side of my head, radiating into my eye and down my neck. what could this be? Burning, sharp pain

Intense pinched nerve style pain on the left side of my head, radiating into my eye and down my neck. what could this be? Burning, sharp pain

Varies: There are a number of possibilities including things like shingles, triennial neuralgia, temporal arteritis. I would not hesitate to be seen. Early diagnosis and treatment can be the key in some of the conditions to limit intensity and duration of the condition. ...Read more