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Doctor insights on: Pinched Nerve Numb Fingers

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How long does pinched nerve numbness finger scissors last?

How long does pinched nerve numbness finger scissors last?

Variable: This can be vary greatly, and there's always a chance that some damage to the nerve might be permanent. Usually, improvement happens on the order of weeks to months. Some patients, however, notice near-immediate relief following surgery. ...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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Pinched nerve 1yr ago/lost most of lft tricept. Still have little feeling in 3 fingers. Can I rebuild arm/& will numbness stop?

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

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Right side of neck aches right two fingers feel numb could that be a pinched nerve?

Right side of neck aches right two fingers feel numb could that be a pinched nerve?

Yes: A pinched nerve in the neck most commonly causes pain, usually starting in the side/back of the neck and then radiating down the arm. Numbness in the fingers, hand, and forearm can also occur, as well as weakness in the arm. Not all patients have all three symptoms. The pattern of pain, numbness, and weakness can predict which nerve is being pinched. Your C6 nerve is likely involved. ...Read more

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I've been having numbness in my left ring an pinky finger the past 3 days. The week prior I had severe pain in the area behind my elbow. This tells me it's a pinched nerve. Is there anything I can do without going to a doctor?

I've been having numbness in my left ring an pinky finger the past 3 days. The week prior I had severe pain in the area behind my elbow. This tells me it's a pinched nerve. Is there anything I can do without going to a doctor?

You might try. .: .... an over-the-counter wrist splint. I concur with your diagnosis that some nerve compression is going on, and it may be at the elbow, but even stabilizing the ulnar nerve (suppliers of the 4th and 5th digits) at the wrist could help. Anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen/naproxen could reduce swelling if this is part of the problem. If it goes on a week or more, you should contact your doctor ...Read more

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Think have pinched nerve in elbow from studding at desk too long. My hand and pinky finger have been numb for 2 days. What do I do?

Think have pinched nerve in elbow from studding at desk too long. My hand and pinky finger have been numb for 2 days. What do I do?

May reverse: Avoid all leaning on elbow, and be protective. Take a daily B-100 complex. Also, try OTC ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) three times daily. If no rapid improvement over next 10-14 days, see your physician. This is likely to be temporary, but hard to predict. If starts worsening, such as more numbness, loss of hand strength, will need to act much faster. ...Read more

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Think hav a pinched nerve in my elbow from studding at desk too long, My hand & pinky finger hav been numb like its asleep for 2 days. What do I do?

Think hav a pinched nerve in my elbow from studding at desk too long, My hand & pinky finger hav been numb like its asleep for 2 days. What do I do?

Generic advice: Avoid leaning on your elbow, or bumping your elbow. A B-100 complex might add some support. An anti-inflammatory such as Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen might blunt the inflammation. Minor nerve pinching could reverse within a few weeks, but deeper damage may take months. If does not depart or gets worse, may need to have an EMG test. Contact Concierge service for more help here online. ...Read more

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Four cortisone injections in two years time. No scans. My hand and fingers getting numb, abnormal pain in elbow. Tennis elbow or pinched nerve? Thank you

Four cortisone injections in two years time. No scans. My hand and fingers getting numb, abnormal pain in elbow. Tennis elbow or pinched nerve? Thank you

Not clear: Pinched nerve in the neck can cause arm and hand pain, numbness, weakness. Tennis elbow typically causes elbow pain and weak hand grip. It is unclear where you were injected. Your doctor should be able to sort out whether this is a neck/nerve problem, or an inflammation of the elbow. ...Read more

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Painful pinched nerve in thumb, 1st and 2nd fingers on dominant right hand. Numb fingers, muscles sore, no grip. What can I do until appt?

SUGGEST: Let's assume you have carpal tunnel syndrome, and it is affecting the median nerve substantially. You have about a 35% chance that wearing a wrist splint, which you can find at orthopedics supply store, will calm down the inflammation, and decrease symptoms if worn thru-out the day. An OTC NSAID may also help a bit. ...Read more

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My doctor has given me naproxen and diazepam for pinched nerve in my neck. I have numbness in my left forearm hand and 2 middle fingers. Still in agon?

C5-6 disc: You need an MRI to establish the Dx of a disc rupture. You may need a new disc. Check with an orthopedist, neurosurgeon or isa operation frightens you check a physiatrist. Too late for a chiropractor. ...Read more

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Had cts 8 days ago. Still edemetous causing nerve compression doc doesn't know why? Fingers numb. What to do?

Had cts 8 days ago. Still edemetous causing nerve compression doc doesn't know why? Fingers numb. What to do?

Wait months: Sensory recovery in cases of severe chronic compression can be incomplete and take months, most enjoy improvement in discomfort numbness recovery is incomplete and takes time and nerve healing which is beyond any bodys. Control the surgery removes pressure from nerve so it can heal and stop getting worse. ...Read more

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Numb scalp due to pinched nerve?

Numb scalp due to pinched nerve?

Possibly: If your numbness matches the characteristic distribution of known cutaneous nerves of the scalp, you might be suffering from a neuralgia. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Numbness in thumb tip pinched nerve?

Numbness in thumb tip pinched nerve?

Thumb numbness: Thumb numbness could be a from a "pinched nerve" in your neck, typically the C6 nerve root. However, most people also have varying degrees of pain, weakness, or tingling accompanying the numbness. However, I have seen patients in my practice with just numbness alone. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause tongue and facial numbness?

Can a pinched nerve cause tongue and facial numbness?

No: By "pinched nerve, " I am assuming you mean in the spine. The nerve providing sensation to the face and the multiple nerves that contribute to the tongue come from the skull base, not the spine. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in my neck cause facial numbness?

Could a pinched nerve in my neck cause facial numbness?

Not likely: Not likely. The nerve that supplies sensation to the face is the trigeminal nerve. This is a cranial nerve that exits the skull base behind the eyes, so not related to any cervical nerve rootlets. It would be entirely abnormal to have numbness over the face from a pinched nerve in the neck. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in a neck cause numbness in the body and face?

Could a pinched nerve in a neck cause numbness in the body and face?

No: Pinched nerve in neck causes numbness and tingling in one or both arms depending on the side of pinching. The numbness on face and body suggests problem on the opposite side of brain. ...Read more

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Is pinched nerve can cause tingling numbness and goose bumps sensations?

Is pinched nerve can cause tingling numbness and goose bumps sensations?

Yes can: The goose bumps are rather unusual but tingling and numbness fit the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why does my leg still feel a ripping sensation and severe pain/numbness after 9 mos of waiting for a supposed pinched nerve to heal? Standings awful!

Why does my leg still feel a ripping sensation and severe pain/numbness after 9 mos of waiting for a supposed pinched nerve to heal? Standings awful!

Radiculopathy: See your doctor....Doesn't sound like your nerve "healed." you may need updated testing and possibly more definitive treatment. ...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.

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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Can your face go numb from a pinched nerve?

Yes: Facial and trigeminal cranial nerves can cause facial numbness but much less likely a cervical neck pinched nerve. Consideration of a stroke for face numbness suggests a full evaluation. ...Read more

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A pinched nerve at which disc level would cause numbness/loss of sensation over the top of the toes?

A pinched nerve at which disc level would cause numbness/loss of sensation over the top of the toes?

Numbness: The numbness you are talking about is caused by compression to the disc at level l4, l5, s1. I would recommend you see a physician for a work up and MRI to confirm your diagnosis. There are other diseases that can mimic degenerative disc disease. ...Read more

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I keep getting numbness in my back that wraps around to my rib cage, both sides, and I can pinpoint it, it is midback. No pain. Pinched nerve?

Get imaging: Could be...I'd get imaging of the Thoracic spine (an MRI).
if it wraps around one side and gives you numbness is a classis distribution, it could be a disc herniation or a pinched nerve for another reason. If it's on both sides, i'd get some imaging of this area given your history of duodenal issues ...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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I briefly lifted a heavy bag by its drawstring, and ever since then one side of my middle fingertip is numb. Is it a pinched nerve? How do I fix it?

May be: It may be parasthesias caused by a nerve injury you sustained when picking up the heavy bag and irritating the nerve that innervates the tip of your finger. Nerve injuries can heal over time, even more so if properly diagnosed and treated quickly. Best for you to see a dr, get eval and testing (possible emg) so the best treatment can start. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in my lower back, for 3 month now. Been working out, My numbness in upper back has increased severely why is this? & how can I recover?

Pinched nerve in my lower back, for 3 month now. Been working out, My numbness in upper back has increased severely why is this? & how can I recover?

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. See your dentist for tooth pain. ...Read more