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Will muscle weakness from a pinched nerve reverse itself over time?

Will muscle weakness from a pinched nerve reverse itself over time?

Sometimes: It depends on the degree of the compression and the duration of the compression. Often when a nerve is first pinched, there will be a lot of pain associated with that. Then the pain is replaced by numbness. Even though the patient feels better with decreased pain, this means that the nerve is much sicker because it can no longer transmit signals. Relief of the compression at may or may not help. ...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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I have a pinched nerve that has lead to muscle weakness/atrophy. Will i regain my strength and muscle mass?

I have a pinched nerve that has lead to muscle weakness/atrophy.  Will i regain my strength and muscle mass?

Weakness & Atrophy: Significant weakness may be a sign of permanent nerve injury. Continued nerve pain with weakness would indicate an "active" nerve compression and a clear indication for surgery. Strength can improve but muscle atrophy may not change if the process is chronic, greater than 6 months. ...Read more

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Can a compressed nerve in the back cause you to have muscle weakness and wasting in your upper body and lower body. Arms and legs muscle.

Can a compressed nerve in the back cause you to have muscle weakness and wasting in your upper body and lower body. Arms and legs muscle.

Nerve Compression: Nerve compression can cause weakness and muscle wasting in the extremities. The nerves coming out of your neck go down the arm. The nerves coming out of the back go down your legs. If there is wasting in both the arms and the legs, their is likely a problem with both back and neck. See your chiropractor, for spine manipulation and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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When a nerve in the face is damaged (not severed) does muscle weakness slowly get better or spontaneously work as the nerve heals?

When a nerve in the face is damaged (not severed) does  muscle weakness slowly get better or spontaneously work as the nerve heals?

Expect this: If the nerve coverings are the source of damage, it will take about 4 weeks, but if the central axonal core is affected, recovery speed is similar to fingernail growth, about 0.1 mm per day. Your surgeon can help explain this process. ...Read more

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What nerve causes facial muscle weakness?

What nerve causes facial muscle weakness?

Cranial Nerves: Facial expression and movement are controlled by several of the cranial nerves (cn). Ocular motion by cn3, 4, 6. Eyebrow lift by cn3, eyelid closing by cn7, muscles of chewing by cn5 and the rest of the face by cn7. ...Read more

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Can being bit by a tarantula cause muscle weakness or nerve pain?

Can being bit by a tarantula cause muscle weakness or nerve pain?

Depends of type: of tarantula. Many species of tarantulas are not harmful to humans. If a tarantula bites it might be a “dry” bite – injecting little to no venom. However, the bite of some tarantulas can cause pain & swelling at the site, muscle cramping, fever, difficulty breathing and exhaustion. The Chinese Bird Spider (a type of tarantula) has been blamed for one death in China. ...Read more

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1. What percentage of the time does cidp or gb present without significant associated muscle weakness. 2. How can cidp or gb effect smooth muscle. ?

1. What percentage of the time does cidp or gb present without significant associated muscle weakness.
2. How can cidp or gb effect smooth muscle. ?

See below: Commonly gbs starts with numbness and tingling that is bilateral and starting at the toes (variants of the disease differ in symptoms). Weakness has to be present for it to be gbs. Cidp is less predictable: weakness may not be present for a couple years. In these diseases peripheral nerves are stripped of myelin (the coating that allows for nerve transmission). Smooth muscle is not affected. ...Read more

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All of a sudden had muscle weakness in leg and can't walk/run/drive(6mnths) for long time.CPK is 184IU/L and sr cr which used to be 0.9 is now 1.2.

All of a sudden had muscle weakness in leg and can't walk/run/drive(6mnths) for long time.CPK is 184IU/L and sr cr which used to be 0.9 is now 1.2.

You need and exam: Clearly, something has changed in you at least with respect with the strength in one limb and since it hasn't gotten any better over a long period of time you should have it looked it by a doctor. I am also concerned about the increased serum creatinine....but have you tried drinking water in generous amounts? Sometimes, a person gets a bit dehyrated and those numbers bump a bit. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Muscle weakness is a symptom in which a person has less strength in his muscles than previously. Muscle weakness can be in certain parts of the body, or a person can be weak all over. The weakness can come and go, or can be ...Read more