Nerve compression at the level of the thoracic vertebrae, or thoracic radiculopathy, is less common than in the cervical radiculopathy or lumbar nerve compression because of the lower amount of pressure and movement that the thoracic vertebrae are subjected to. However a pinched nerve at the thoracic level may cause symptoms that just as severe, usually presenting as pain, tingling, and numbness in the arms, chest, abdomen or pelvis.
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What is a pinched nerve?
The term ‘pinched nerve‘ actually refers to any condition where compression of the nerve causes a range of sensory (‘feeling’) and motor (‘movement’) related symptoms in the affected area. While a pinched nerve if often believed to affect the spinal nerves only, due to compression between parts of the spine, it can actually affect any nerve in the body. The severity of the symptoms will depend on the site that is affected, the extent of the nerve compression, movement or other aggravating factors as well as duration of the compression.
Tingling or Numb Lips
Lip tingling is abnormal feeling, and lip numbness is decreased or absent feeling in the lip. Both sensations, medically called paresthesia, arise from conditions affecting sensory nerves in the lips, but usually not from neurological diseases. Skin diseases also rarely cause tingling or numbness but rather itch, burning or pain in the lips.
Main causes of tingling and numb lips are listed below.
What Is Sciatica?
Sciatic pain (sciatica) is a pain in the lower back, buttock, leg and/or foot, usually on one side at a time, caused by one of disorders affecting the sciatic nerve:
- Pinched nerve due to:
- Bulging or herniated disc
- Degeneration disc disease (DDD)
- Spinal stenosis (narrow spinal canal)
- Fracture of one or more of spinal vertebra or direct injury of the nerve
- Tumor of the spinal cord or spine
- Spondylolysthesis (slipping disc – from several reasons)
- Piriformis syndrome (pressure from piriformis muscle that extends from the sacrum to the outer hip bone)
- Spondylosis – degeneration due to wear and tear of spinal vertebra
- Spondylitis – inflammation of spine
- Tuberculosis or osteomyelitis of spinal vertebra
- Peripheral neuropathy e.g. from diabetes or alcoholism
What Is Leprosy?
Leprosy is a chronic infection caused by bacterium Mycobacterium leprae that usually affects skin, peripheral nerves (usually in the limbs and face), upper airways and eyes. Another name for leprosy is Hansen’s disease (after Dr. G.A. Hansen who discovered it in 1873) (1).
The first sign of a disease is usually one or more discolored patches of the skin with reduced sensibility. Later, disfiguring plaques and nodules may appear. Because of damaged nerves in the limbs, affected person may lose a sense of touch and pain and may not be aware of injuries what may in long term lead to permanent damage of limbs.
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