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Trapped Nerve In The Neck
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
Yes it could.: The nerves which give sensation to the back of the scalp come from the upper three nerve roots of your neck area. If one of these are "trapped" it could cause pain. There are a number of other causes to consider if you're having pain in that area. You should consult your physician for a full examination/evaluation. ...Read more
Yeppers: That would be a C2 pinch & maybe a DASH of C3! Put them together & whaddya have? Numbness in the back of the head & behind the ear! So now my question to you. How did it happen and what is being recommended? Can't cut the head or the ear off...not a good idea. It may resolve on the spot or be a "pain in the neck!" LOL! How about a SOOTHEAWAY device? www.sootheaway.com. Check it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In WHIPLASH INJURY the nerves originating from spine inside vertebral column, CAN NERVES SNAP OUT? Due to rapid movement of neck.
No: Short of a traumatic displaced fracture or dislocation of the spine, the nerves do not "snap out" of their normal position. They are protected by strong ligaments and the bone architecture of the vertebral column that would have to be disrupted for them to move into an abnormal position. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not at all: Localized swelling in a limb implies that there is a local inflammatory reaction going on or possibly a vascular block a pinched nerve, however, will cause pain, numbness, and tingling. Some people describe a feeling as if they were swollen but swelling does not actually occur in a localized area as you are describing. ...Read more
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
Can a pinched nerve cause pain in the neck (jugular area) and pain around the top of your head which is sensitive to touch?
Yes: Pinched nerves can cause so much actual and referred pain. So, if you've had the pain for more than a week or few days, call your PCP, and have it examined, and see what is going on. If it's musculoskeletal, it's easily fixed or remedied with meds, PT, or osteopathic manipulation by a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).If it's more than that, you'll be visiting a neurologists. So, start w/UR PCP! ...Read more
You asked for it: Sympathetic fibers from the spinal cord lead to the celiac ganglion (foregut) and superior (midgut) and inferior (hindgut) mesenteric ganglia. Parasympathetic fibers arise from the vagus (innervate the foregut and midgut (through transverse colon)) and the hindgut (pelvic nerves which innervate the descending colon, sigmoid, and rectum). Does that answer your question? ...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
Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause pain when air is on your neck? I have extreme pain in the neck that goes to the shoulder blade.
Neuropathic pain: That is neuropathic pain you describe and minor insults like air or water flowing over the nerve can cause a burning pain. Did you recently have zoster in the area? Any trauma? If this continues see yor MD or a neurologist they can work up why the nerve is "pinched" and having sensitivity ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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