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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

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Left Upper eyelid has been twitching for two months. Can this be caused by pinched nerve in neck (also left side)? I also suffer from TMJ. Help?

Left Upper eyelid has been twitching for two months.  Can this be caused by pinched nerve in neck (also left side)?  I also suffer from TMJ. Help?

Not from the neck: All of the movement and feeling in the face is controlled by nerves that come directly from the brain, called cranial nerves. There are 12 pairs of them, and they each do different things. NONE of these nerves pass through the cervical spine. Eyelid twitching, or blepharospasm, can be caused by stress, medication, trauma, or even MS. Dark glasses may help. See a Neurologist, Botox can stop it! ...Read more

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I sleep on my left side curled up. Now I have been having pain from neck to middle of left back and pain/tingling down left arm/hand. Pinched nerve?

I sleep on my left side curled up. Now I have been having pain from neck to middle of left back and pain/tingling down left arm/hand. Pinched nerve?

Cerv radiculopathy: Neck pain and/or pain around the shoulder blades with associated weakness and/or numbness into the shoulder, arm or hand implies a pinched nerve from either arthritis or a ruptured (herniated) disc. If pain tolerable and symptoms better, ok to watch and wait. Nonsurgical treatment includes pt (i prefer mckenzie exercises), arthritis meds, and nerve blocks. Surgery if symptoms no better or worsen. ...Read more

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Which one is most likely to make only my left side neck, shoulder, arm, hand & leg numb & tingly a pinched nerve in back or neck? I have no pain.

Nerve impingement: These symptoms most likely arise in your neck/cervical spine. It can also arise from your brain from something like a stroke but this is less likely if the face is not involved. Nerve impingement should not be taken lightly. Any neurologic deficits such as these should be evaluated by a physician promptly. If you develop any functional loss or weakness that would represent an emergency. ...Read more

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Can a pinch nerve in your neck cause bad headaches? I have been getting them a lot lately on the back left side and front side above my left eye.

Can a pinch nerve in your neck cause bad headaches? I have been getting them a lot lately on the back left side and front side above my left eye.

Possible : If you have muscle tension due to neck pain you could develop headache. But be careful of how much Advil (ibuprofen) you are taking for headache because too much pain med could cause chronic daily headache, I suggest that you talk to your PMD for a better evaluation and treatment of your headache. ...Read more

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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?

Yes, it sounds: like it. If you have night sweats and extreme fatigue, infection is a possibility. You should get full evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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Is an emg test necessary if the MRI shows c4, C5 and C6 nerves pinched. Have c4, C5 and C6 ruptured disc in neck with C4 C5 and C6 pinched nerves on right side and C6 nerve pinched on left side. Have had bone scan, and CT and now doctor is wanting emg.

Not : Not all disk herniations cause pain. Emg is helpful to determine which disks and nerves are symptomatic. This information may help determine the disks operated on. Therefore, EMG is often necessary because it may give important information. Good luck! ...Read more

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If you have a pinched nerve in your neck do you sleep on that side?

If you have a pinched nerve in your neck do you sleep on that side?

Pinched nerve: It is best to find out which positions aggravate the neck pain and avoid those. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve in neck cause serve pain on the side of your head?

Can pinched nerve in neck cause
serve pain on the side of your head?

Neck and head pain: Cervical nerve problems and cervical arthritis can cause cervicogenic headaches. Not uncommon. ...Read more