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Pinched Nerve

06/04/2010

Question:

Is it possible to have a pinched nerve and not have any pain?

Answer:

Hello, thank you for that question. Yes, it is possible. It is exceedingly rare, but every once in a while I see a patient who turns out to have that problem, and they usually have numbness, tingling, and/or weakness in their arm or leg, but without pain. There are several other neurological conditions that can also cause those symptoms, so a careful diagnosis by a neurologist is important.

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Response by:

David J Hart, MD David J Hart, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University