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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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Swelling, tingling an numbness on left side of the body only aware of pinched nerve, however swelling an constant feel of pins an needles are recent.

Swelling, tingling an numbness on left side of the body only aware of pinched nerve, however swelling an constant feel of pins an needles are recent.

Tingling: Tingling and numbness that affects half of the body (which most people mean as including an upper limb, a lower limb, one side of the trunk, and sometimes one half of the face) can be caused by a problem in the brain or spinal cord. A pinched nerve can not cause those sorts of problems. Swelling of half the body is very uncommon. Such problems should be evaluated by a primary care doctor (family practice or internal medicine) who can help determine if a specialist is needed. ...Read more

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Think I have a pinched nerve on the left side of my neck. Would I be getting pain when I turn my body to the left in my ribs and also upper back pain?

Think I have a pinched nerve on the left side of my neck. Would I be getting pain when I turn my body to the left in my ribs and also upper back pain?

Not typically: As a spine specialist, I can say that this is not a typical radiating pattern for cervical nerves.

Other possibilities would be myofascial trigger points, cervical facet referred pain, rib "subluxation/fixation", etc. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve on my left side lower back affect my right side?

Can a pinched nerve on my left side lower back affect my right side?

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 more

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Can a pinched nerve in ur back cause one side of ur whole body to feel tingly even ur face?

Pinched nerve: Each nerve in the back supplies only one part of the body with feeling and motor control. See this link for more explantation:
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000442.Htm
the shorter answer is no; a pinched nerve will not affect the whole side of the body. But....That could happen in the spinal cord, or in the brain. You should consider consulting a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why would a pinched nerve on the left side cause pain in the right scapula? On going for 7 months now.

Why would a pinched nerve on the left side cause pain in the right scapula? On going for 7 months now.

Neck pain: You most likely have a pinched nerve originating from the left side of your neck between the 5 and 6th cervical vertebrae. Best to see your family doctor to get this treated. ...Read more

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Which pinched nerve causes tingling on the left side of the face?

Which pinched nerve causes tingling on the left side of the face?

Comments: The left trigeminal nerve provides sensation over the left face, but has three major divisions, and even more terminal branches. Without knowing more specifics, can only answer as above. Maybe, we can provide additional advice via concierge or InBox approach. ...Read more

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Left side back pain whenever I turn my head to the left. Is it a pinched nerve?

Where in the back?: You certainly could have something a little trapped at the level of the C5 nerve root level which could either be physically pulling on the scapular nerve giving you pain on the left or pinching specific nerve fibers taking off from C5 at the brachial plexus level firing off the scapular nerve in that region. ...Read more

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Sharp pain, left side of back, mid section. Pain is getting worse. No paineds taken yet. Could it be a pinched nerve?

Sharp pain, left side of back, mid section. Pain is getting worse. No paineds taken yet. Could it be a pinched nerve?

Nerve Impingement: Can be caused by nerve being sandwiched between two spinal bones in the neck area. It can cause muscle spasm and pain in the neck. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Having middle/upper back numbness on the left side. Comes and goes. Feels extremely uncomfortable when I bend over. Could it be a pinched nerve?

Having middle/upper back numbness on the left side. Comes and goes. Feels extremely uncomfortable when I bend over. Could it be a pinched nerve?

Could be!: Definitely could be a pinched nerve! When you bend forward it stretches the nerves that exit your spine, so any injury or pressure that is on the nerve will be irritated by bending. Try to keep your back straight, and see your Dr if the symptoms do not resolve soon or if you develop pain. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in neck cause vertigo? Have also gotten goosebumps on one side of body.

Can a pinched nerve in neck cause vertigo? Have also gotten goosebumps on one side of body.

It can.: If you are having excessive pain, your autonomic system can get affected. It is possible vertigo and unusual skin rash/color is related to neck condition. It is best to ask your primary care to review your symptoms all together. ...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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What causes elbow pain and what causes a pinched nerve in left side of chest upper?

What causes elbow pain and what causes a pinched nerve in left side of chest upper?

Unclear.: Elbow pain can come from varied conditions including musculoskeletal, rheumatological, and neurological which would include a pinched nerve. Chest pain is always a potentially very serious condition as it could represent a life threatening cardiac condition. Unless medically cleared, all complaints of chest pain should be treated as a medical emergency in an appropriate setting (e.g. Er). ...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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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?

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?

If you're asking...: ...whether the two are related, it's not likely. Also, a "pinched" nerve does not mean you will have "pinching" sensations in the affected limb. That's a misinterpretation of a colloquial term for a compression neuritis/neuropathy or radiculitis/radiculopathy. ...Read more

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I'm having what feels like pinched nerve pain on my waist left side only. Have some spots on my left side that is numb. What should I do?

I'm having what feels like pinched nerve pain on my waist left side only. Have some spots on my left side that is numb. What should I do?

Shingles possible: Red marks that are bumpy or blistery and associated with pain are often shingles. If there is a rash or bumpy skin, most likely. Antivirals work best early in onset of the symptoms. If you have not had, I would suggest the shingles vaccine. If otherwise doesn't radiate, and not shingles, could be disc herniation low thoracic region. Try nsaid's, rest, ice/heat, and seek doc if not getting better. ...Read more

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Random sharp pain in left side of chest. Sister and brother have it too. Asked a doctor about it years ago was told it was a pinched nerve. Common?

Random sharp pain in left side of chest. Sister and brother have it too. Asked a doctor about it years ago was told it was a pinched nerve. Common?

Shape of the chest: Since it is common to many members of the family equally between males and females, then it must be the shape of the thoracic cavity that could be inherited is the cause of the problem
costochondritis is common in some family more than others more common in female because of the breast weight and the nature of the bra women ware
try NSAIDS, and heat pad, abd soft bra.
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Numbness in arm and leg on left side including face, pinched nerve?

Numbness in arm and leg on left side including face, pinched nerve?

Likely not: Numbness involving this much of your body can't be from a single "pinched" nerve. You should talk to your doctor about getting imaging of your brain to rule out things like a stroke, hemorrhage, or tumor. ...Read more

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Can a neck spasm or pinched nerve cause tingling on left side of head and arm?

Yes: A pinched nerve on the left side of the neck can cause numbness, tingling, spasms, or weakness in the left side of the neck or the left arm. ...Read more

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Numbness in arm and leg on left side including face and getting worse, do I have a pinched nerve?

Numbness in arm and leg on left side including face and getting worse, do I have a pinched nerve?

Likely not: Numbness involving this much of your body can't be from a single "pinched" nerve. You should talk to your doctor about getting imaging of your brain to rule out things like a stroke, hemorrhage, or tumor. ...Read more

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Woke up w/ entire left arm stiff (couldn't move) &numbness. Lasted 5 min, fell back asleep. Recent pinched nerve in back on left side. Related?

Woke up w/ entire left arm stiff (couldn't move) &numbness. Lasted 5 min, fell back asleep. Recent pinched nerve in back on left side. Related?

Not if pinched nerve: It seems that you may have slept with neck in unusual position if symptoms only lasted 5 minutes. If symptoms come back or persist then imaging of neck will be needed. ...Read more

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Recently been getting sharp pains in mainly the left side of my chest under my breast, sometimes shooting down my arm. Could it be pinched nerve?

Possible: The only way to determine the etiology is to get an exam.
Call your health care provider and schedule an apt. ...Read more

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My right thumb is numb on the left side. If I move it in a certain way I get what feels like an electric shock in my thumb, Is that a pinched nerve.

My right thumb is numb on the left side. If I move it in a certain way I get what feels like an electric shock in my thumb, Is that a pinched nerve.

Could be: The symptoms you are talking about suggest a small nerve branch that is pinched on the side of your thumb.

These do not sound like much to worry about. Give it some time. Most often this symptom is caused by a mild injury to the nerve in the thumb that heals in 1-2 weeks.

If your symptoms last longer than it would be appropriate to have more evaluation. ...Read more

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Can tingling feeling below the knee (left side shin) be a sign of a pinched nerve in TSpine! I have severe bilateral nueral Stenosis T9-10?

Can tingling feeling below the knee (left side shin) be a sign of a pinched nerve in TSpine! I have severe bilateral nueral Stenosis T9-10?

Probably not.: If it's just one side, it's probably more likely a problem related to your lumbar spine or nerves in the lower extremity. Stenosis at T9-10 will often manifest as symptoms along your ribs. See your physician if you are concerned. ...Read more