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Can your face go numb from a pinched nerve?

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Dr. Robert O'Leary
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Facial and trigeminal cranial nerves can cause facial numbness but much less likely a cervical neck pinched nerve.
Consideration of a stroke for face numbness suggests a full evaluation.

In brief: Yes

Facial and trigeminal cranial nerves can cause facial numbness but much less likely a cervical neck pinched nerve.
Consideration of a stroke for face numbness suggests a full evaluation.
Dr. Robert O'Leary
Dr. Robert O'Leary
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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pinched nerve

Facial sensation is provide by the 5th cranial nerve and is one that cannot be "pinched" such as in a cervical disc.
If you have facial numbness then one has to evaulate for a stroke or a lesion around the 5th cranial nerve - that would require a consultation with a neurologist.

In brief: Pinched nerve

Facial sensation is provide by the 5th cranial nerve and is one that cannot be "pinched" such as in a cervical disc.
If you have facial numbness then one has to evaulate for a stroke or a lesion around the 5th cranial nerve - that would require a consultation with a neurologist.
Dr. James Goodrich
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