Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
140 Doctors are Online

Can trapped nerve in neck causes a stretching feeling at back when looking downwards?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 3094 Questions
I have a trapped nerve in my neck can it cause a stretching feeling in the middle back when you look downwards? That is one symptom I am having
Posted Mon, 2 Dec 2013 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain 1 hour later
Brief Answer: possible, also check for multiple sclerosis Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks for the query, having a trapped nerve, or a nerve compression, depending on its location could produced a referred pain down the back as what you actually describe. This finding is seen when the compression involves the lower nerve roots of the cervical spine. However, it might be necessary to check for under conditions that could as well present themselves as such. This sensation of pain extending to the lower back, is also classically seen in Multiple sclerosis, and then is called L Hermite s sign. it might be useful for your treatment physician to exclude any possibility of multiple sclerosis. Spine X rays, MRIS (magnetic rasonance imaging) ans CT scans could help. I suggest you book an appointment with a neurosurgeon for a proper clinical review and management. Please, do feel free asking follow up questions in case you got particular worries. I would be glad making my humble contribution. Kind regards as I wish you the best of health. Dr bain.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Neurologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor