Cervical radiculopathy causing high blood pressure?
Hi, In November 2008 I ruptured a disc at C5/C6. Radiculopathy ensued into the left arm. I was rapidly diagnosed/treated but one of the issues that each doctor mentioned was that my blood pressure was sky high. As a long distance runner, my bp is normally around 115/70.
The night I went to the ER in excruciating pain, my bp went up to 160/106.
After having been prescribed 50mg of Toprol XL, my BP is now only down to 147/93.
My pain has subsided greatly but I am really concerned as to why my blood pressure is still sky high.
Is it possible that the pinched nerves causing the radiculopathy are also responsible for causing high blood pressure?