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Doctor insights on: Pinched Nerve Shortness Of Breath

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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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Could a pinched nerve lead to shortness of breath?

Could a pinched nerve lead to shortness of breath?

Nerve: If the pinched nerve was in the chest wall so that pain on expansion of the chest happened with breathing, then shortness of breath could be possible. ...Read more

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Can a possible pinched nerve somewhere in the back cause shortness of breath as well? How is a pinched nerve found? What are the symptoms?

Can a possible pinched nerve somewhere in the back cause shortness of breath as well? How is a pinched nerve found? What are the symptoms?

No.: A pinched nerve does not cause shortness of breath.
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is the best way to diagnose a pinched nerve.
A pinched nerve in the neck region can cause neck, shoulder, upper back, and arm pain. In the lower back can cause low back, buttock, and leg pain. It can also cause numbness, tingling, or weakness of the arms or legs. ...Read more

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Back pain/ache/cramp hurting my stomach andchest, short of breath, gas, feeling full and rlly hurts in the evening. Is it a pinched nerve in my back?

Back pain/ache/cramp hurting my stomach andchest, short of breath, gas, feeling full and rlly hurts in the evening. Is it a pinched nerve in my back?

Multitude symptoms: Back/stomach/chest pain, SOB on OCPills. Do u have pain or swelling in ur legs? If symptoms persist or worsen go to the ER - ...Read more

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Can back problems rise other health problems as in pain numbness nerve tingling shortness of breath?

Can back problems rise other health problems as in pain numbness nerve tingling shortness of breath?

Yes.: Diseases of the spine can cause pain in the back, neck, arms, legs, chest and abdomen. They may also cause numbness, tingling, shortness of breath, urinary and bowel problems. Most of these problems are the result of the spinal structures impinging on nerves coming off the spinal cord. ...Read more

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When I press on back of neck/upper spine I get throbbing pressure in throat, heart palps, dizzy, weakness, &shortness of breath. Dangerous? Just nerves?

Not normal: Without an examination and knowing your health history, I couldn't say if this is "just nerves". Please see your doctor for an exam and diagnosis. Be well. ...Read more

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Forgetfulness, Memory problems, Poor concentration, nerve pain in head, extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, tachycardia, swollen belly/legs/feet.

Forgetfulness, Memory problems, Poor concentration, nerve pain in head, extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, tachycardia, swollen belly/legs/feet.

Various symptoms: You have a variety of symptoms so you need to see your doctor. He/she will examine and test you and give you a diagnosis and provide help. Possibilities include cardiac issues, infection, GI issue, anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can cause shortness of breath?

What can cause shortness of breath?

Many things: There are many causes of shortness of breath. The easiest way is to compartmentalize into three categories. 1. Any problems with the heart – heart failure, enlargement of the heart, or valve disease of the heart. 2. Any problem with the lungs – asthma, COPD, fluid around the lungs, fluid in the lungs, or lung scarring to name a few. 3. Everything else – deconditioning or knee/hip pain for example. ...Read more

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Will this cause shortness of breath?

Will this cause shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath: It hasn't made me short of breath yet. If you're referring to sinus infection or uri, they can but usually at most very mild. Your question isn't clear as to what 'this' is. As bill clinton said, it all depends on what this is. ...Read more

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What can lead to shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath: Your question is very open ended. There are so many causes. Mostly heart problems and lung problems could cause shortness of breath. Also anxiety disorder, hyperventilation disorders also cause shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath after having cold?

Short of breath: After a cold can have some residual bronchitis but generally wouldn't be noticeable. If really short of breath would recommend seeing your doctor for evaluation to be sure something additonal isn't going on. ...Read more

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Bending over causes shortness of breath?

Bending over causes shortness of breath?

Yes it can: Because it changes the mechanics of your chest cavity. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can histatussin cause shortness of breath?

Can histatussin cause shortness of breath?

Histatussin: Histatussin, which is not available in the USA, contains chlorpheniramine, a well tolerated short acting anti-histamine, ammonium chloride, used as an expectorant, and ephedrine for nasal congestion. AC can cause metabolic acidosis which would make you feel short of breath. Ephedrine can cause tachyarrhythmias which would make you feel S.O. B. so the answer is...yes, it's possible. ...Read more

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What disease would cause shortness of breath?

Short of breath: There are many diseases that cause shortness of breath from anemia, lung disease, or heart disease, or just deconditioning. You need a doctor evaluation to find out the cause. ...Read more

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What is shortness of breath symptoms won't stop?

See your doctor: These are serious symptoms and need to be evaluated thoroughly by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have back pains shortness of breath, what to do?

I have back pains shortness of breath, what to do?

Seek care: You may have a more serious problem. Sometimes pneumonia cause upper back or side pain. ...Read more

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What does having shortness of breath actually mean?

Shortness of breath: We increase our rate and depth of breathing when our body needs more oxygen to be delivered to the tissues. This happens with rest or when anemia or heart failure or low oxygen environment produces a supply deficit. Shortness of breath is the sensation of working to breath in enough air to satisfy the body's demand for oxygen. ...Read more

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Having shortness of breath while laying on my back?

Having shortness of breath while laying on my back?

Consider a doc visit: This may be a sign of your heart not pumping as well as normal, a cxr may be ordered and he will check your neck veins and oxegen level. ...Read more

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What could cause shortness of breath while exercising?

What could cause shortness of breath while exercising?

Many things: Shortness of breath needs to be evaluated by your physician. It can be due to heart problems, lung problems (smoking related, asthma, etc), deconditioning, irregular heart rhythms, vocal cord or upper airway problems. See your doctor, ask if getting a stress test is appropriate due to your age. This is not something one should sit on. ...Read more

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If you have shortness of breath, from a cold, what could this mean?

If you have shortness of breath, from a cold, what could this mean?

Maybe asthma or copd: Healthy folks should not have shortness of breath from a common cold, but those with underlying disease such as asthma and/or chronic-obstructive-pulmonary disease (COPD) can experience shortness of breath. Significant pneumonia or blood clot can do so as well, or even heart disease/failure can do too. Being 57, please consult doc for eval as it is not normal. Good luck. ...Read more

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What types of things cause shortness of breath in nonasthmatic teen?

Normal or not?: Since everybody becomes short of breath with exertion, it should first be determined if this is normal. Valvular and congenital heart disease, and various non-asthmatic lung diseases cause pathological breathlessness. Specific cardiac examples include: rheumatic heart disease (mitral stenosis), dilated or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and a large variety of congenital defects. ...Read more

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I sometimes experience a shortness of breath, should I be concerned?

I sometimes experience a shortness of breath, should I be concerned?

Yes;Get CHECKED: Yes any shortness of breath should be a concern and needs to be checked by your doctor
shorness of breath can be from pulmonary conditions like asthma;copd and others. Or heart conditions and may be due to others like anemia
so get it checked to find the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Iam having shortness of breath. Is it something I should be worried about?

Iam having shortness of breath. Is it something I should be worried about?

YES: I would call 911 right away and have ems take you to emergency room. You could be having a heart attack or asthma attack. Both which require prompt attention. ...Read more

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Can anaemia cause shortness of breath?

Can anaemia cause shortness of breath?

Certainly: Anemia leads to low red blood cells that carry oxygen to tissues in the body. With reduced delivery of oxygen, the heart tries to pump more blood or work more and muscles tire more easily and the tissues switch to. ...Read more

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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more