Information on Pinched Nerve?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Lindy2, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. Lindy2

    Lindy2 New Member

    Could anyone give me some information on what parts of the body a pinched nerve can affect and what could cause it?

    Thanks for any input.

  2. Lindy2

    Lindy2 New Member

  3. JLH

    JLH New Member

    I have a pinched nerve between L4-L5 and S-1, which is the very low back - which causes a tremendous amount of pain.

    It makes my leg numb and my first 2 toes numb.

    The doc told me that according to what part of your body is affected will tell them where in the back that the nerve is pinched.

    I really don't know what caused mine. I already have a lot of back problems with bad disks, etc., as well as a mild case of osteoporosis.

    Hope this helps.

    BTW, what area of your body is affected?


  4. 69mach1

    69mach1 New Member

    so this is a broad question...
    i woud have to get out my anatomy book from college kido and it has been many years...

    but the cervical spine affects shoulders arms and hands

    thoracic affects middle of back thru the rib cage and pectoral muscles

    lower body lumbar affects the buttocks plevic legs and feet

  5. marw

    marw New Member

    Lumbar nerves L1/L2/L3 and even T12 affect the intestinal tract also. Some folks with IBS also have a problem with these nerves.

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