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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Pinched Nerve

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What are the treatments for a pinched nerve?

What are the treatments for a pinched nerve?

Usually no surgery: Most just get better with time. So anyone can claim a 90% success rate with their care as this is the natural history but lifestyle changes including exercise, smoking cessation and weight control are important especially in minimizing recurrences. Sometimes , physical therapy, activity modifications, medication and epidural steroid injections can be of benefit. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Which treatment other than operation for pinched nerves?

Which treatment other than operation for pinched nerves?

Multiple Options: You can try a chiropractor to attempt manipulations to relieve the pain. A pain specialist can assist with medications or epidural steroids. A rehabilitation doctor can help with strength building exercises and passive stretching techniques for your spine. I myself, have used acupuncture with good effect. ...Read more

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If I have a pinched nerve n my L3 or L4 can this b corrected by decompression or physical & osteopath manipulation therapy? Achey pain n front thighs.

If I have a pinched nerve n my L3 or L4 can this b corrected by decompression or physical & osteopath manipulation therapy? Achey pain n front thighs.

Lumbar Disk: 70-80% of lumbar disk herniations will improve without surgery, especially in a woman. Try to avoid activity which increases pain down your leg to allow the nerve an environment to heal faster. Rest, physical therapy, non and steroid medication, and traction (decompression) are all proven nonsurgical treatment options. ...Read more

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There's no pain, but once in awhile a tingling sensation in the elbow, ring/pinky& lil in shoulder blade. Pinch nerve? ulnar nerve problem? treatment?

Could be correct: Depending on where the symptoms radiate, pinched nerve at the elbow makes sense. If this is mild, avoiding resting the elbow on flat surfaces or protecting the elbow can help. http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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What is my best treatment for pinched nerves had a server ruptured disc in witch i had surgery had the eperldoral shots and have been on vicodin 2 ye?

What is my best treatment for pinched nerves had a server ruptured disc in witch i had surgery had the eperldoral shots and have been on vicodin  2 ye?

Many possibilities: There are many options after the treatment you have already received. You may consider another surgical opinion, repeating the epidural, confirming that there is still nerve damage from an emg/ncv test, and/or try other forms of treating nerve pain such as neuropathic pain medications or alternative treatments like acupuncture, . ...Read more

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I was in MVA. MRI shows Rotator cuff tear, labra tear and tendinitis on shoulder. EMG shows pinched nerve. Will Physical Therapy help and how long?

I was in MVA. MRI shows Rotator cuff tear, labra tear and tendinitis on shoulder. EMG shows pinched nerve. Will Physical Therapy help and how long?

Can't answer w/o inf: The space here is limited to provide a good answer to your question. You should speak to an Orthopedic Surgeon or sports medicine doctor (rehab?) to answer this question. Generally, rest, ice, & compression is used to help support healing. Anti-inflammatories like Tylenol (acetaminophen) could be used also. Later on, rehab is used when healing has started but timing is up to the surgeon. ...Read more

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Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more