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Doctor insights on: Pintched Nerve

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Can a pintched nerve in the neck cause breathing promblems?

Can a pintched nerve in the neck cause breathing promblems?

Not likely : This is very unlikely. The nerves in the neck that are often affected by degenerative joint disease supply the arms. Some breathing muscles (like the diaphragm) are supplied by nerves in the neck but these are higher up and unlikely to be affected. A pinched nerve in the mid-lower back can cause sharp pain on deep breathing but is unlikely to cause trouble breathing. Please check with your docto. ...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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What are nerve blocks?

What are nerve blocks?

Injections.: Nerve, spinal nerve roots, and medial branch blocks (for facet joints) are injections done using a local anesthetic to determine if a specific nerve, specific spinal nerve root, or facet nerve is the source of pain. Blocks also can be used to reduce inflammation and pain when used with a steroid. ...Read more

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What are nerve blocks like?

What are nerve blocks like?

Awsome!: As an anesthesiologist and recent recipient of an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, i loved the excellent pain control i received from by block during the first 24 hrs after surgery. I only wish it could last longer, but we are working on that in our specialty. I received no sedation for the procedure of the the block and found it to be neither uncomfortable or scary. ...Read more

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How to heal nerve tissues?

Depends: Complicated question as nerves can heal with the right energy, and nutrients and appropriate protection and use of the injured area. Best to discuss specifics with a practitioner. ...Read more

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Nerve pian in upper sholde?

Shoulder pain: Shoulder pain can be caused by a spinal nerve entrapment or irritation at the level of exit through the neural foramen in spinal column. The pain nay be referred or radiate into the shoulder with c 4-5 spinal nerves injury. It is usually associated with neck pain and muscle spasms with limitation in the range of movement of the neck. An electromyogram and MRI may help in the evaluation. ...Read more

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What happens if I cut a nerve?

Severed nerve: Loss of function of the areas it supplies, if it is the only or main supply to that area. ...Read more

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Can an entrapped nerve be cured?

Nerve entrapment: In most cases, yes, depending on the cause & the location. For example, if the cause is obesity, weight reduction is the goal. If by compression on the nerve, surgical intervention is done, etc. ...Read more

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What are some of the cranial nerves?

What are some of the cranial nerves?

The cranial nerves: The cranial nerves may be given a number (roman numeral I-XII) or a name (their names are, in order: olfactory, ophthalmic, oculomotor, trochlear, trigeminal, abducens, facial, vestibulocochlear, glossopharyngeal, vagus, accessory, hypglossal) They conduct regular senses and special senses of the face. ...Read more