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Symptoms Of Pinched Nerve In Left Arm
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
Can a pinched nerve in lower back cause numbness on left side of body from mid shoulder blade to toes?
Nope: The lesion would have to be higher up to involve the shoulder blade. ...Read more
Is an aching left arm and left leg a sign of peripheral neuropathy, hiv, carpal tunnel or pinched nerve?
Depends: This can be a systemic disease process (neuropathy, hiv) affecting multiple nerves at once. Carpal tunnel affect the hand specifically, not the arm. You can have two pinched nerves possibly, but one tries to explain symptoms by the most simple explanation. Consider spinal cord issues, which would affect arm and leg simultaneously. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain radiating to left arm and chest originating from near left shoulder blade. Tingling in left arm till fingers also present depending upon position?
Two considerations: You might possess pinching of nerve in neck, cervical radiculopathy, and if arm is raised, you might feel less symptoms. Or, you could have thoracic outlet syndrome, and if arm is elevated, you will have more intense symptoms. One additional caveat, make sure that your pain is not of cardiac origin. Have your doctor assess all of this. ...Read more
Not usually: Pinched nerves follow a specific pathway of pain in what is called a dermatome. These are isolated and well mapped in human anatomy. A pinched nerve usually affects one part of an arm or leg or specific part of the body, not an entire side of the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numbness in pinky, pain in elbow and wrist. Cysts present in armpit. Could they be causing a pinch in my ulnar nerve?
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
Yes: A disc bulge in the neck can catch the spinal cord and nerves. Lower back disc bulges do not cause arm symptoms. ...Read more
Unclear.: Elbow pain can come from varied conditions including musculoskeletal, rheumatological, and neurological which would include a pinched nerve. Chest pain is always a potentially very serious condition as it could represent a life threatening cardiac condition. Unless medically cleared, all complaints of chest pain should be treated as a medical emergency in an appropriate setting (e.g. Er). ...Read more
Can thoracic outlet syndrome cause armpit swelling and dull radiating pain in arm and outer aspect of breast?
Left shoulder pain that radiates from upper back to arm, armpit and upper spinal cord with burning sensation?
Potentially: Lymphedema can result from any type of disruption of lymphatic channels: surgery, trauma, and infection are common causes. If the heroin was injected into tissues rather than into the vein, it can incite an inflammatory reaction which alters lymphatic flow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause numbness in left pinky/ring fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling left side sciatic nerve pain, left eye twitch?
I have a minor pain in my left arm that is transiet. It feels like a pinched nerve. Should I be concerned ?
Pulled muscle?: There are a lot of things, many of them minor, that can lead to such a complaint. If it's really bothering you, it needs to be evaluated by your doc to rule out anything bad. Osteopathic manipulation can be very helpful for minor pain complaints such as this that aren't caused by more ominous problems. ...Read more
I have a pinched nerve on upper left back that gives my left arm &chest pain but somedays i feel small pains &somedays i don'tfeel it is that possible?
What are some signs that left arm pain is cardiac in nature as opposed to a pinched nerve or something like that?
Call your doctor: It would be dangerous to give you any advice in this forum. A thorough risk assessment an focused exam would be much safer for you. It takes training and experience to differentiate the cause of many symptoms. Your doctor has this and you should rely on him/her first. ...Read more
Had pinched nerve in back/left arm. Started lifting weights after it felt better. Now left arm is weak & MUCH smaller than right arm. What to do?
Pinched nerve damage: A pinched nerve can lose function and this may be irreversible. The nerve tells the muscle to work, and is the nerve is pinched and not working, the muscle will shrink. Until the nerve function recovers, the muscle will not work. This can be permanent and although some nerves function well when pinched, ongoing muscle weakness is a reason to see a spine specialist soon. ...Read more
Having a burning sensatiom im my upper left arm. But also feels like a charlie horse. Been 2 days. Gets worse at night. Could it be a pinched nerve?
Absolutely: A pinched nerve can cause neck pain headaches, and pain or numbness running into the arm. There are other potential causes, however, and so it would be food to just get a regular check up to make sure it is nothing else. Physical therapy, chiropractic, and interventional pain management are the non operative treatments for it if it doesn't get better. Thank you. ...Read more
Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago. numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und
Weak : Weak pulse and bulging veins in one limb could indicate a serious problem with the blood vessels in that region. Such problems, which include something called arterial dissection and something called venous thrombosis, could threaten the limb or your life. These sort of symptoms should be evaluated right away. Problems with the large arteries and veins in the neck or in a limb are usually first tested with an ultrasound, using a probe placed on the skin. There is usually no discomfort involved. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Twice today, my left arm felt like a pinched nerve numb and my tongue felt numb seconds later...it all cleared once i moved my arm.
Be seen: This could be a number of things, but I would want to rule out a vascular or nervous system cause. It sounds like this is new so it is best to be seen promptly. ...Read more
Possibly pinched nerve in upper left shoulder area. Radiates up neck and down left arm. Very painfully. Only relief when i lay flat on back.
Woke up w/ entire left arm stiff (couldn't move) &numbness. Lasted 5 min, fell back asleep. Recent pinched nerve in back on left side. Related?
Yesterday I went into the ER with left arm and shoulder pain. They did know test other than my vitals and said I had a pinched nerve can I trust that?
Pinched nerve: Sounds like the ER folks did a diagnosis of exclusion, i.e., ruled out some things and pinched nerve was left. To be sure, a neurologist needs to do a nerve conduction test called an EMG. After you know what is going on, consider massage and other natural and non-invasive treatments in addition to what your doc suggests. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Im a 38 year old male and I have a pain radiating down my left arm and it feels like a pinched nerve. I also get pins and needles in this arm daicthis?
Yes, pinched nerve: Yes, sounds like a classic pinched nerve aka radiculopathy. It will usually resolve on its own, but mechanical cervical traction in physical therapy can help greatly. If pain is severe and/or disabling, then a cervical epidural steroid injection would help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Diagnosing l arm pain over the computer is difficult. At age 22, the diagnosis would lean more against a heart condition. However, weight, associated symptoms (jaw pain, sob, doe, cp, burning, etc), co-existing conditions (diabetes, high bp, high chol), family history, etc. Can all play a role in proper diagnosis. See a dr. To get the definative answer, good luck. ...Read more
I, too, believe I have a pinched nerve that is causing a pinching sensation down my left arm. I also have left side rib pain esp. when coughing or tur?
Could the numbness I am feeling be caused by a pinched nerve? I am experiencing numbness on the left side of my chest, under left arm, and back. I have had a sharp pain for 3 weeks that goes from my shoulder blade through to my chest. I was sent to the
Arguably : Arguably the worst possible cause of severe pain felt in the shoulder blade and deep into the chest would be an uncommon condition called aortic dissection. Problems with the gallbladder and heart can also cause pain in the region of the shoulder or armpit (axilla). The spinal nerve corresponding to t2 also feels an area that involves the armpits and hoop-shaped strip of skin that runs across your chest above your nipples, through your armpits, and across your back at about the same level (it also involves part of the skin on the arm). After excluding things like dissection, heart problems, and gallbladder problems, a neurosurgeon may be helpful to get to a diagnosis and some relief. ...Read more
Left arm pain radiating from back into arm, sometimes wrist and palm. Hurts to stretch and lift also. Pain is 2-3 mild. Osteosarcoma? Pinched nerve?
Cervical HNP: Arm pain in young patients radiating from the back or neck, suggests disc herniation. This is most likely. Osteosarcoma is most common around the knee, humerus, pelvis and jaw. This is usually associated with a swelling, and likely night pain. Very rare! if you see hoof prints, think horses not zebras. Osteosarcoma is a definite zebra. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes pain near the left scapula sometimes radiates to my chest and left arm neck. Dr says prob pinched nerve I have acid reflux as well help!?
Nerve : Sounds like it could be a pinched nerve in your lower neck. Typically these will get better on their own. You can try icing, antiinflammatories and give this some time. If it doesn't seem to be letting up, an MRI can be done and other treatments can be tried. Follow up with your doc too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a pinched nerve. When moving my neck, I get pins and needles in my left arm. What should I do?
Cervical Disc: Your symptoms of paresthesias in the left arm with neck movement are commonly seen with a cervical disc herniation. Oral steroids may be of benefit to reduce any inflammation of the nerve but an MRI scan would be warranted if the symptoms are not improving or worsening. Consider seeing a neurosurgeon and, at your age, one who is interested in arthroplasty for motion preservation. ...Read more
Woke up with left arm , foot and face numb. I can't turn my head to left very far. Might be a pinched nerve?
More than a pinch: The constellation of the symptoms described is not due to a pinched nerve unless one was struck with multiple pinched nerves in the neck and the back. An upper motor neuron lesion (i.e. Brain, spinal cord) must be evaluated for immediately. This may be a stroke and time is money. Emergency room now. ...Read more
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