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Symptoms Of A Pinched Nerve In Your Neck
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Bone or cartilage: Most commonly, a pinched nerve in the spine is caused by a nerve being compressed by arthritic calcifications from the joint, or from cartilage that lines a joint, or from a slipped disc. Symptoms should be checked by your doctor as severe cases can lead to permanent damage to the nerve and muscles supplied by that nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Potentially: The usual causes of a pinched nerve in the neck are disc herniation, bone spurs or collapsed disc space. Most patients have arm pain, numbness or weakness in the area served by the irritated nerve. Occasionally, patients will also complain of headaches, jaw pain. Check with a neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Often a pinched nerve in the neck or other cause of neck muscle stiffness can cause the "greater occipital nerve" to get irritated and produce sensations of numbness/ tingling/ "ants under the skin" in the region of the back of the scalp, the skin above the ears and even into the forehead. This is called greater occipital neuralgia and is a side effect of the primary issue. ...Read more
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
Can a pinched vertebral artery in your neck cause a pulsating sensation in or around your head of the other arteries?
Vertebral artery: No. A pinched (stenotic) vertebral artery may not have any symptoms if the opposite vertebral artery is large enough to carry the additional flow. When there is blockage of one vertebral artery and poor collateral flow from other arteries then the pinched vertebral artery can cause imbalance, spinning of the room (vertigo), and light headedness or fainting. ...Read more
Pinched nerve : Tingling and numbness in the upper extremities is usually caused by pinched or compressed nerve as in pinched nerve in the neck, carpal tunnel syndrome and other conditions. Its more concerning when an MRI proven pinched nerve in the neck does this to both arms. This would need further investigation with nerve studies and a timely consultation with a spine surgeon. ...Read more
A pinched nerve at which disc level would cause numbness/loss of sensation over the top of the toes?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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