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Can pinched nerves in the back or neck cause me to have black spots in my vision?

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Dr. Paul M Bonds
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Cells in the gel in the center of the eye or clumps of the vitreous gel can be seen as "spots".
This is the usual cause. Blood cells, pigment cells and inflammatory cells can also be seen.

In brief: No.

Cells in the gel in the center of the eye or clumps of the vitreous gel can be seen as "spots".
This is the usual cause. Blood cells, pigment cells and inflammatory cells can also be seen.
Dr. Paul M Bonds
Dr. Paul M Bonds
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Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

Most likely these are unrelated.
The nerves in your back are connected by the same structure as the optic nerve (the spinal cord) however they are located in very different areas of the body.

In brief: Not likely

Most likely these are unrelated.
The nerves in your back are connected by the same structure as the optic nerve (the spinal cord) however they are located in very different areas of the body.
Dr. Jennifer Lee
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Dr. David Speck
Ophthalmology

In brief: Not likely.

None of the nerves or blood vessels that serve the vision system go through the neck.
The eye has its own private nerves, called cranial nerves, that go straight from the brain to the eye, without entering the spinal column, so neck problems don't usually affect the eyes.

In brief: Not likely.

None of the nerves or blood vessels that serve the vision system go through the neck.
The eye has its own private nerves, called cranial nerves, that go straight from the brain to the eye, without entering the spinal column, so neck problems don't usually affect the eyes.
Dr. David Speck
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology

In brief: See your doctor

While pinched nerves and spots in the vision are usually not related, there may be something more involved that needs to be evaluated.
This is especially true if the nerve compromise is in your neck. To be safe, see your primary care doctor.

In brief: See your doctor

While pinched nerves and spots in the vision are usually not related, there may be something more involved that needs to be evaluated.
This is especially true if the nerve compromise is in your neck. To be safe, see your primary care doctor.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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