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Can the symptoms from a pinched nerve come and go? Or symptoms of piriformis syndrome?

Can the symptoms from a pinched nerve come and go? Or symptoms of piriformis syndrome?

Piriformis Pain: The sciatic nerve runs underneath the piriformis muscle and typically does not irritate the nerve. However if the muscle is irritated or the nerve runs through the belly of the muscle (5-10% of people) it can press on the sciatic nerve and cause the sciatica type pain in the buttock region but also radiate into the leg as well. Typically stretching and nsaids are mainstay for treatment. ...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 the symptoms of a pinched nerve?

What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve?

None to multiple: This is typically a layman's term for a disc herniation. Most have no symptoms and are seen fairly frequently on imaging studies. Symptoms can range from pain in the spine , in the extremities, numbness, tingling, weakness & bowel/bladder problems . If at a thoracic or cervical level maybe gait, balance or spasticity issues as well as dexterity problems. This is known as a myleopathy. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a pinched nerve in wrist?

Symptoms of a pinched nerve in wrist?

We have 3 nerves: Responsible to give sensation in the hand, median nerve, ulna nerve and radial nerve. If you have a median nerve pinched, you will feel changes in one side of the hand. If the problem is in the ulna nerve your complain will be on the opposite side. Pinched nerve can cause pain, numbness, tingling and muscle atrophy. You can lose sensation and function. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of a sciatic nerve injury?

What are some symptoms of a sciatic nerve injury?

Pain and numbness: The sciatic nerve is mixed nerve(sensory and motor fiber), every time we have injury to this nerve we have symptoms of numbness and possibility weakness it depend were the nerve injured . We could have numbness in the leg tor thigh and the foot, or weakness in the quadriceps or the ankle or the foot. ...Read more

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Does a pinched nerve have to be accompanied by symptoms of numbness and tingly ? For example lets say the nerve the innervates the shoulder muscle.

Does a pinched nerve have to be accompanied by symptoms of numbness and tingly ? For example lets say the nerve the innervates the shoulder muscle.

Not always...: Although most nerves have both motor and sensory fibers, neural inflammation may selectively involve motor fibers, in which the symptoms would be weakness of the affected muscle. On the other hand, if only sensory fibers are involved, then the symptoms would be a combination of numbness, tingling, and pain in the region served by the fibers. ...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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What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve in the ankle?

What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve in the ankle?

Nerve Pain: Can effect people differently so no hard and fast rule but is usually sharp pain is involved and often numbness. Get it checked. ...Read more

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What is some symptoms of a pinched nerve at the base of the neck?

What is some symptoms of a pinched nerve at the base of the neck?

Many things: Possible spasm locally , tingling or burning pain in arms or chest or upperback area or some numbness. But if you have oain in base of neck it is probably weak ligaments that cause the pain and not a pinched nerve. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to find a doctor to see if youe need prolotherapy. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and symptoms of nerve damage?

How can you distinguish the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and symptoms of nerve damage?

See below: Trauma to peripheral nerve causes local pain, numbness, weakness. Parkinson's, affects older males more than females, and is associated with resting tremor, gait imbalance, muscular stiffness, masked facies, perhaps loss of cognition, trouble swallowing, constipation, etc. A good neurologist can sort this out and direct therapy. ...Read more

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Do symptoms of sciatica indicate nerve damage and what are more severe symptoms of this?

Do symptoms of sciatica indicate nerve damage and what are more severe symptoms of this?

Not necessarily: Sciatica is a common term to describe pain that travels into the leg(s). This is likely not do to nerve damage but compression or irritation of nerves coming from tha back. Severe nerve damage can result in muscle weakness. Pain does not mean damage. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms after a femoral neck fracture?

What are the signs and symptoms after a femoral neck fracture?

Femoral neck fx: Most often, groin pain following a fall. Typically patients have inability to walk or standings affected leg. Diagnosis made with x-ray. Sometimes if fractureissuspected, but x-ray is non-diagnostic, MRI can make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a hernia?

What are the signs and symptoms of a hernia?

Pain and/or lump: A hernia of the abdominal wall is usually associated with pain/discomfort, and a lump under the skin. Best diagnosed with a physical exam, may need special imaging in some cases. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Neurological symptom in the arm, and neck pain. Could it be a pinched nerve?

Yes: You are describing symptoms like radicular symptoms where a pinched nerve in the neck may cause pain and/or numbness/tingling in the arm/fingers. Your family md can help you work this out. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a hernia?

What are signs and symptoms of a hernia?

Pain and/or lump: A hernia of the abdominal wall is usually associated with pain/discomfort, and a lump under the skin. Best diagnosed with a physical exam, may need special imaging in some cases. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ulnar nerve entrapment?

What are the symptoms of ulnar nerve entrapment?

Funny bone?!: It's not so funny when you hit the "funny bone" on your elbow. You feel pain and tingling along the side of your arm which shoots into your ring finger and pinky. This can be triggered by bending your elbow for a long time when you're talking on the phone or laying on your side. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a ruptured tendon in your hand?

What are signs and symptoms of a ruptured tendon in your hand?

Decreased motion: Particularly the ability to voluntarily actively move an isolated finger joint or a change in the resting position or posture of the hand or wrist could mean a tendon rupture. The exact mechanics of course vary by location within the hand. A tendon rupture nay be sudden or gradual from attrition and may or may not be painful depending upon the mechanism . Local swelling may precede or follow. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a fractured arm?

What are the signs and symptoms of a fractured arm?

Pain, deformity: Pain is the most common sign after the fracture, swelling and deformities in the arm. ...Read more