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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience Pain Management
Sciatic pain: I assume you mean sciatic nerve pain. There are lots of potential causes for this but if it has been going on for more than a couple of days i would c ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
37 years experience Family Medicine
Pressure on the nerv: That begs the question ... Where is the pressure? It could be local, positional like you are sleeping on your arm or in the spinal cord. >90% it is b ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Can give it a try!: Nerve pain can be due to a long list of things. In anatomic compression/entrapment, other treatment modalities are recommended. If due to neuropathy o ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
depends on cause: Treatment depends on the cause of the nerve problem and how long standing it is as well as your age and health. Also the severity of the nerve injury ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
See a Spine Surgeon: If you have some cervical spine pathologies like herniated discs, bone spurs, it can be associated with occipital headaches, neck pain, and pain down ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathan Holtzberg
29 years experience Pain Management
Causes of nerve pain: There are a multitude medical conditions that can result in nerve damage/nerve pain. Shingles can result in nerve pain and sometimes in permanent neur ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Classically it causes numbness and shocking pain from elbow to hand bur have heard this described esp with subluxating ulnar nerve.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Can be: Especially if the pain is below the ear, not inside it. See an ENT doctor for an evaluation and treatment suggestions.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and No: Short answer is that any opiate or narcotic, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine etc, will help just about any pain. But one develops rapid tolerance to ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Amputation is for vascular insufficiency not neuropathic pain.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roh
22 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sciatic heel pain: Sciatic pain localized to the heel and achilles tendon is most likely related to compression and/or irritation of the s1 nerve root. The dermatomal di ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
Consider neck issue: While the ulnar nerve can cause pain radiating up the arm, it is more typically associated with pain from the elbow to the hand. One possibility is t ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Many possibilities: Most common possibilities include degenerative cervical disk disease, expanding syrinx, musculoskeletal pain among others.
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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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Yes that is ok but in the future if you are not sure about a treatment that you are receiving from any healthcare professional, ask questions before, ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pain relief tramadol: Tramadol,has mild opioid effects and is a controlled substance for addiction liability. It has good pain relief, but some feel that is due to a more a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Pain: Sounds like occipital neuralgia.
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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Lyrica (pregabalin) is an effective medicine for treatment of various neuropathic or nerve generated pain such as post herpetic neuralgia (shingles). ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
19 years experience Pain Management
Absolutely: All the nerves that travel down your leg originate from your back, and a pinched nerve commonly causes low back pain.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See pain specialist: There are many innovative methods used today to treat chronic pain for long term relief.An interventional pain specialist can help to diagnose and de ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: If you already have sciatica and it involves your si joint too, this nerve goes all the way down to the foot, and can affect any part of the nerve tha ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
May be: You could cure nerve pain if no scar in the nerve or what we call permanent change in the structure of the nerve, if you have changes in the nerve i d ... Read More
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
18 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sciatica: Try ibuprofen, naproxen, gentle exercise, stretching. If this doesn't help you should see a spine specialist.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
The right nerve: yes: While i'm not sure of the context of your question, a pinched tooth nerve will cause all sorts of tooth pain and sometimes numbness to a tooth. A comm ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pain and adjuvants: In the treatment of pain, we use many medicines from vitamins, medical foods, nutraceuticals, and pharmacologics. Often but not always, opioids are ne ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Sacroiliitis: Inflammation of the sacroiliac joint can mimic a ruptured disc in the back with radiating leg pain. By pushing over the dimple in the low right part o ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
MCKENZIE: Mckenzie exercises are very good for relieving the pain. But you should 1st see your pcp for an evaluation to determine the cause of your problem.
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience Neurology
Shoulder pain: Shoulder pain can be caused by a spinal nerve entrapment or irritation at the level of exit through the neural foramen in spinal column. The pain nay ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynn Bartl
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Not typically: Ulnar neuropathy is a nerve entrapment at the elbow with typical symptoms of numbness of the small 1 and 1/2 fingers and weakness of the intrinsic han ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Probably: While i've never heard of this happening, i'm sure it's possible that pressure on the area right in front of the ear (where the trigeminal nerve comes ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Malik
22 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: There are several abdominal nerves in the lower abdomen that can become pinched.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
17 years experience Psychiatry
Sciatica?: Symptoms sound consistent with sciatica, however, c your doc for an eval to receive proper diagnosis. If sciatica, cause must b must be determined &a ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Neuropathy responds to medications like neurontin, lyrica, (pregabalin) Cymbalta , tricyclic antidepressants and opiods.
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