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Dr. Daniel Aghion
12 years experience Neurosurgery
Keep at it...: What you're describing sounds like what's typically called "sciatic" pain. If the pain/tingling is radiating down the leg, but your strength is preser ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Various ways.: Usuly will resolve on their own. I would recommend physical therapy along with anti-inflammatory medications. In the event this is a mechanical proble ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Usually muscle: At your age (21 yrs) usually muscle tension and swelling will "pinch" the nerve after trauma.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Pinched nerve: Consult an orthopedic specialist for workup & tx recommendations.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends on what: Is causing the pinch. If it is just a mild disc bulge, then chiropractic manipulation has been shown to help. If it is a herniated disc, it depends on ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sacher
32 years experience Pain Management
Can be both: Ice first 24-48 hours of injury. Heat therapy after 48 hours of acute injury.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yeah: Yeah at times you will note on a radiology report that a bone spur (osteophyte), or herniated disc is causing nerve impingement. That is the medical w ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pinched nerve: It is certainly possible for a pinched nerve to "heal." in many cases, pinched nerves are caused by herniated discs, and these can heal/resolve with ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Clinical exam: Would enable a foot doc to determine in a few minutes. Neuritis complaints are generally numbness, burning, tingling, shooting. Pressure on known nerv ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
27 years experience Radiology
Absolutely: In fact most sciatica is not caused from frank nerve compression but mostly chemical irritation from the disc problem affecting the nerve.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
36 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Yes.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes, ultrasound: is capable of visualizing the sural nerve and other cutaneous nerves, but it may be difficult, and it may also be difficult to find a sonographer with ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sciatica= nerve com-: Pression of the nerves making the sciatic nerve. If no compression then sciatica is unlikely, except if the compression is by spurs of bone from arthr ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Pinched nerve: Yes, although more commonly the pain is in the back of the thigh or calf along the course of the sciatic nerve.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Pain, burning, numbness, tingling, weakness and clumsiness generally.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Sciatic pain can be due to an inflamatory reaction as well as direct nerve root compression or both. When a disc herniates, there is an inflammatory ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
McKenzie: Several exercise approaches can help low back pain, and physical therapists can instruct in williams and mckenzie approaches. Some specialized therap ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
14 years experience Podiatry
No: Pinched nerves will not create these problems. If the way you walk is altered enough from the nerve pain, you may develop a tendinitis or heel pain a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
I do not think so: I do not think the chiropractor could fix the pinched nerve, because the pinched nerve is a sequence to a disc got out place and cause the nerve pinch ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Possibly: But the results will be short-lived. However if you have scar tissue developing there, maybe scar mobilization exercises might help. Suggest seeing ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Acupuncture for pain: Acupuncture is very effective for a variety of painful conditions.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Rarely is it serious: & yes pinched nerve causing pain into arm is cervical radiculopathy. 90% are treated non op & get better-10% require surgery with > 90% su ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: Pain in those areas is much mor likely to be a local issue.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Taddeo
25 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Nerve tree goes down that way
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