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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: You need to stop it and seek a GI evaluation. I personally never prescribe any NSAID long term without also prescribing a proton pump inhibitor to hel ... Read More
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Yes: Yes if there is a cervical spine abnormality causing trapping and pinching of a nerve, this can definitely result in light headed, dizziness, headac ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roh
22 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Radiculopathy: Pain, numbness, and/or tingling that radiates down your arm may be an indication that a nerve arising from your neck (cervical spine) is being compres ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Diagnosing l arm pain over the computer is difficult. At age 22, the diagnosis would lean more against a heart condition. However, weight, associate ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Elskens
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Tx for pinched nerve: In the absence of neurologic deficits, time is the great healer, with stretching and core exercises.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Chiropractor: First you need evaluation by orthopedic specialist, who may suggest chiropractor or physical therapy.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Exercise and aspirin: Of course the answer may be different if the nerve is truly pinched & is either in the shoulder or in the neck. The best treatments for mechanical pro ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Femoral nerve: Its not common for a femoral nerve to be compressed you might have a hernia in that area or the pain maybe referred from a back issue see an orthope ... Read More
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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 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O SCIATICA : Yes TENS AND A HOME ULTRASOUND CAN HELP SCIATICA. You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam with reflexes Checked. Also X-ray of lumbar spine and i ... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Oro
Dr. John Oro answered
42 years experience Neurosurgery
A range of options.: A pinched nerve is first treated with rest, physical therapy, and medications. Those that do not get better over time may need an evaluation by a pain ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: But this would quite unusual. Carpal tunnel syndrome results from repetitive overuse of hand. Could occur in teen, but significant overuse or an ana ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Too many questions: to answer completely, so would discuss with the individual ordering the tests first. There are many possible therapies ranging from cervical traction ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: It cannot cause a peripheral neuropathy but it can cause irritation or injury to a spinal nerve and neurologic symptoms.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes, I think it is fine to see a chiropractor for your back, it is an accepted treatment for patients with back problems. If it is not helpful, you c ... Read More
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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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Slipped disc or ?: For this kind of diagnosis, you should rest, do not lift heavy objects, and see a physician to have a history, examination and testing.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roland El ghazal
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Possibly: Lots of inflammation happen after surgical repair and that can cause symptoms to persist for a period of time. Check with your surgeon though to have ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rohit Keswani
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Depending on the source of the pain, various treatment options are available. See your internist or family doc or see a physiatrist.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
ConservativeApproach: Pinch nerve is easy to diagnose by taking a comprehensive history and performing a physical examination. Usually conservative, reversible approach (pt ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes.: A muscle strain, or pull can take months to heal. A tendon injury can take longer than a broken bone. A pinched nerve may not heal on its own. If t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
No: A single pinched nerve may cause weakness in the distribution of that nerve only. Hemiparesis=weakness on half the body should be caused by something ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Trickey: If you have a definate diagnosis either by MRI and emg, then ask your pcp to refer you to an interventional pain doctor. Epidural steroid injection m ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Yes, it can: Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. It can ... Read More
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