A 53-year-old member asked:
Can you give me some good tips for back pain pinched nerve?
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Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Stretch and PT: If you are having back pain and pinched nerve symptoms (pain and tingling into your leg(s)), you will need to try both stretching and may want to seek the services of a physical therapist (pt). If you also have weakness, you should see a md immediately. Pt can be very helpful for patient with early (less than 3 months) pinched nerve symptoms. Over 3 months, you may need a neurosurgeon.
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Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Back relief: 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. Icing can be a great relief and the use of nsaids is frequently helpful. Massage is a good reliever but if the condition persists week after week or is worsening, then you need to be evaluated by your orthopod.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
What is a good way to relieve back pain from a pinched nerve?
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Family Medicine 19 years experience
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 used to treat pain caused by a pinched nerve (ie anti-depressants, anti-seizure medications).
Your doctor may also consider sending you to physical therapy.
If nothing is effective, you may need images (x-ray, ct, mri) for further evaluation.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Can you recommend a good way to relieve back pain from a pinched nerve?
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Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
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 physical therapy (progressive strengthening/stretching) and medications and spinal injections. If severe (i.e. Causing neurologic deficit), a pinched nerve may even require surgery.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Could this be a back pain be a pinched nerve? How can you tell?
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Could back pain be caused by a pinched nerve?
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Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Absolutely: There are many potential causes of back pain, but certainly among those causes is a "pinched nerve". Among the most common causes of a pinched nerve are spinal stenosis ( in which a boney spur is pinching the nerve) and a disc herniation ( in which a disc is pushing on a nerve). These two conditions are among the more common causes of back pain. Thank you for your question.
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