How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. A.S. Desai Your Own Question
Dr. A.S. Desai
Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 2398
Experience:  MS Ophthalmology with 13 years of surgical expereince
Type Your Eye Question Here...
Dr. A.S. Desai is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Can a vision problem be caused by a pinched nerve

Customer Question

Can a vision problem be caused by a pinched nerve?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 4 years ago.

Welcome to Just Answer

What is the nature of the vision problem? Is it a decrease in vision in one or both eyes? Sudden or gradual in onset? Any history of diabetes/glaucoma?

What is the site of the pinched nerve? Since you have tried chiropractic treatment it is to be assumed that it was for a low back problem , am I right?
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 4 years ago.
Perhaps a little insight into the details of the visual problem could have helped a lot. In general a pinched nerve( anywhere along the spinal cord-back) would not cause any visual problem as the nerves responsible for good vision are the optic nerves ( from eyes to the brain- nowhere near the spinal cord at all).

Hope the information was helpful .

Please feel free to ask follow up questions, if any.

Thank you and best wishes.

If you are satisfied with the answer , please press the accept button so that I get my dues.

A bonus and/or positive feedback are welcome.

Views expressed are for information purpose only and cannot substitute a visit to an ophthalmologist

Related Eye Questions