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does pain from a pinched nerve come and go

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Piriformis Pain: The sciatic nerve runs underneath the piriformis muscle and typically does not irritate the nerve. However if the muscle is irritated or the nerve r ... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
31 years experience General Practice
Seen a doctor yet?: A pinched nerve (e.g. Sciatica) may cause severe pain and disability. If anti-inflammatories and usual pain meds have not controlled the pain then or ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melvin Glover
19 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Several options. Your doctor may consider anti-inflammatory agents, steroids, or muscle relaxers. There are other classes of medications that may be ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Rest, icing: The goal is to relieve the pressure on the nerve a diminish the local inflammation. Resting in a position to relieve strain in that area is useful. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Time plus: Time is the best healer but activity restriction, guided exercise, medication especially a steroid pack, and even epidural steroid injections may help ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pinched nerve: For most people, a pinched spinal nerve will cause predominantly extremity (i.E arm or leg) pain rather than back pain. Treatment options include phy ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
60 years experience Pain Management
Not pinched nerve: The type of coming and going pain is associates with weak ligaments in the back , in the lumbar spine or in the sacroiliac joints that ca both be weak ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Disc Herniation: Yes. Most herniated discs heal on their own--80%. For those that are too painful or fail to improve with pt, nsaid's, 6-18 weeks time, nerve blocks, o ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Owens
17 years experience Family Medicine
Unsure: It depends on your symptoms and where they are located. You can have irritation of a nerve without it being 'pinched'. How do you know it is not pin ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
42 years experience Internal Medicine
May be : Pain may come and go at the beginning, but if not taken care of gradually if may get worse and pain becomes permanent .Consult your doctor to discuss ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See ortho: Time to consult an orthopedist who may order imaging studies to find out the cause.

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