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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

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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What are synptoms of a pinched nerve in the knee?

What are synptoms of a pinched nerve in the knee?

Pinched Nerve: in the knee can be pain, burning etc. There are very few nerves that can get pinched at the knee, so likely something else is going on. I would also suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further and determine what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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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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What can be done for nerve impingement in the neck? Is that the same as a pinched nerve in the neck? What are the symptoms of nerve infringement? Help

Nerve impingement?: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a bulging disc in the neck?

What are the symptoms of a bulging disc in the neck?

Pain/numbness/weak: A bulging disk in the neck will affect the nerves going to your arms and hands potentially causing pain, numbness, tingling and weakness. If the disc bulge is pushing on your spinal cord, it can cause arm/ hand and leg weakness and coordination problems. Small disc bulges may not affect the nerves or the spinal cord and usually are just associated with the normal aging of the neck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a ruptured disk in the neck?

What are the symptoms of a ruptured disk in the neck?

Usually pain: Pain is most common & can be in the neck &/or arms, headaches up the back of the head, pain with coughing/sneezing, pain with head motion or with activity, pain with the arm hanging down but better.Across the chest or overhead, pain associated with numbness/tingling/weakness in arm(s), & even no pain at all as discs can herniate with no symptoms. There can be no pain but just neurologic issues. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck be the cause of headache?

Can a pinched nerve in the neck be the cause of headache?

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 more

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What are the common symptoms of a trapped nerve in the lower back region?

What are the common symptoms of a trapped nerve in the lower back region?

Sciatica: Classic symptom involves low back pain on right or left with radiation down same side leg often to top or bottom of foot. Straining can exacerbate this, and it may awaken at night. ...Read more

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What could be the symptoms of a slipped disk in the neck?

What could be the symptoms of a slipped disk in the neck?

Pain, numbness...: Slipped or herniated discs in the neck can cause pain in the neck, shoulder(s), arm(s). It can cause numbness or tingling in the arms, and less often in the legs. There can be weakness in the arms. In very severe situations, there can be balance problems as well as difficulty controlling bowel and bladder function. ...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 would the treatment be for a pinched nerve in the neck, causing worsening arm weakness, and pain on both sides of the back of the elbow?

What would the treatment be for a pinched nerve in the neck, causing worsening arm weakness, and pain on both sides of the back of the elbow?

Find cause: The cause of this pinching needs to be investigated by MRI. IF indeed there is true weakness or partial paralysis then you may surgery. ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of sciatic nerve pain?

What are the symptoms of sciatic nerve pain?

Pain: The symptoms are pain in the distribution of the sciatic nerve which means radiation from your low back down the back of your thigh into your calf and foot. In more severe cases there may be associated tingling, numbness and even weakness in specific muscles. If you are worried about having sciatica see an orthopedic or neurological surgeon or a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of spine nerve damage?

What are the symptoms of spine nerve damage?

Yes: It can cause pain , weakness , numbness , burning pain, spasm, or coldness or other more bizarre symptoms in the innervated areas., see a doctor if you have those symptoms. ...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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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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What can be done for nerve impingement in the neck? Is that the same as a pinched nerve in the neck? What are the symptoms of nerve infringement? Help

Nerve impingement?: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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After pinched nerve neck surgery, will symptoms remain for a while?

After pinched nerve neck surgery, will symptoms remain for a while?

Usually not: It certainly varies somewhat, but it is not uncommon for patients to have immediate relief after surgery for a pinched nerve in the neck. ...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 does a pinched nerve in the neck feel like?

Pins and needles: The pain can many times feel like electric shocks going down your upper extremity, in some it can feel like pins and needles. And some people it can be a burning discomfort. ...Read more

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How do I deal with a pinched nerve in the neck?

Evaluation: If otc nsaids (aleve, motrin), and tylenol (acetaminophen) are not helping and the radiating arm pain is progressing, then you need a medical evaluation with xrays and possibly MRI if the exam reveals an abnormality. ...Read more

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What is usually done for a pinched nerve in the neck?

What is usually done for a pinched nerve in the neck?

Pain in the neck: ouch! neck pain can be tricky. managment depends on mechanism and symptoms. In the setting of normal xrays/CTs/MRIs, patients are usually given any of the following: NSAIDS, muscle relaxer, steroids, and sometimes narcotic pain meds. See your doctor should you develop numbness/weakness/tingling in your arms or legs. ...Read more

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Whats the best thing to take for a pinched nerve in the neck?

Whats the best thing to take for a pinched nerve in the neck?

Not medication: The best treatments are always those that get at the root cause of the problem. The nerve needs to get "un-pinched." often physical therapy or traction will help but sometimes surgery is needed. ...Read more

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Can there be anything that can be done for a pinched nerve in the neck?

Can there be anything that can be done for a pinched nerve in the neck?

Cerv Radiculopathy: Radiating pain into the arm/hand may be associated with numbness or weakness—radiculopathy. If due to a disc herniation, 80% likely to heal with time. No hurry if not worsening, but, should be seen if not getting better. Nonsurgical usually helps—mckenzie pt, nerve root injections, nsaid's. Surgery with disc fusion or replacement if all else fails. ...Read more

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Is there a natural cure for a pinched nerve in the neck?

I guess not: I am not quite certain what you refer to natural cure. If it is some sort of manipulation, then i doubt, since all the manipulations can only be as deep as muscles and the problem is deeper in the nerves. There may be some non-surgical options of treatment, but that's a different story. Acupuncture may help relieve some symptoms, but won't cure it completely. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause a stroke?

No: Strokes are caused by decreased blood flow to the brain or bleeding in the brain. A pinched nerve in the neck does not affect the brain. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck be the cause of headache?

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 more

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Would it be possible that a pinched nerve in the neck cause headache?

Would it be possible that a pinched nerve in the neck cause headache?

Yes: The nerves of the higher cervical junctions also innervate the muscles of the neck. As the neck hurts the body tries to immobilize the neck to decrease the pain. This can then cause the muscles in your neck and head to spasm causing a muscular headache. ...Read more

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Is a pinched nerve in the neck life threatening if action is not taken quickly.?

Is a pinched nerve in the neck life threatening if action  is not taken quickly.?

No: A "pinched nerve" can be many things. It can be diagnosed by symptoms and examination alone, but an imaging study such as a MRI can tell the degree of nerve root compression if it is from a disc herniation. A pinched nerve is never fatal but can be painful and result in a motor or sensory problem if serious. There are many basic rx including antiinflammatories and oral steroids if indicated. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a pinched nerve in the neck to continue hurting after I've been to the chiro twice? Some days I can't feel a thing and the next I do.

Is it normal for a pinched nerve in the neck to continue hurting after I've been to the chiro twice? Some days I can't feel a thing and the next I do.

YES: Especially if you have had your neck manipulated or turned. I would advise a medical examination, PT, and over the counter anti-inflammatory medication (Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleve) , if not allergic to these products. BioFreeze is an excellent sports cream for muscle pain. ...Read more

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