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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Pinched Nerve

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What are effective treatments for sciatic nerve pain?

What are effective treatments for sciatic nerve pain?

Spine Pain Options: This sciatica pain as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a pain/spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injections. ...Read more

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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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Are there good alternative therapies for facial nerve paralysis?

Are there good alternative therapies for facial nerve paralysis?

No really: No dependable alternative therapies exist. The cause of the paralysis is very important. A bell's palsy should probably be seen and treated by an ENT to ensure appropriate treatment (high dose steroids +/- decompression surgery). If the paralysis is complete, surgical options exists for the various problems associated with the paralysis. See a facial plastic surgeon w/ experience in this area. ...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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What are the treatment optios for ulnar nerve entrapment?

What are the treatment optios for ulnar nerve entrapment?

Ulnar nerve: Sorry you are having trouble with your ulnar nerve. This is a pretty broad question because there are multiple sites where nerves can be entrapped. I would discuss with a physiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon. The ulnar nerve's anatomy is more variable than other nerves which makes the options more complicated. You may require an emg/ncv study before your question can be answered. ...Read more

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What therapies can be used for sciatic nerve pain?

What therapies can be used for sciatic nerve pain?

Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Any pain management interventional treatment such as nerve blocks available for restless leg syndrome?

Any pain management interventional  treatment such as nerve blocks available for restless leg syndrome?

Depends: There are basically two forms of RLS: a subjective version (symptoms, no visible cause), and an objective one (symptoms with solidly visible underlying mechanism). You mention chronic pain and fatigue and you are young: so it is statistically more probable you have the first - the more difficult. If so, nerve blocks won't work - or will only work temporarily. Emphasize looking for cause. ...Read more

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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

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) a good treatment for nerve pain?

Yes: Lyrica (pregabalin) is an effective medicine for treatment of various neuropathic or nerve generated pain such as post herpetic neuralgia (shingles). As with all anti-neuropathic medicines the response varies from patient to patient. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for back spinal stenosis?

Are there alternative therapies for back spinal stenosis?

Let me explain?: Spinal stenosis is a mechanical problem. Were the canal were the spinal cord pass through, for some if get tight this what we call spinal stenosis.I- nonsurgical treatment, could help(education, medicines to relieve pain and inflammation, exercise(stationary bike, weight loss, physical therapy. If did help surgery.Good luck. Thank you. ...Read more

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Is prednisone an effective treatment for siatic nerve pain?

Is prednisone an effective treatment for siatic nerve pain?

Sciatica: Low back pain that radiates into the leg is called sciatica. A herniated disc in the lumbar area is one common cause. Simple exercises and stretching, over the counter pain medication, or prednisone or other steroid medications like Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak can reduce inflammation. Physical therapy can help. If it has been present for more than 3 weeks, see a Doctor. An MRI might be the next step. ...Read more

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Are there effective treatments for optic nerve atrophy?

Are there effective treatments for optic nerve atrophy?

Sometimes: It depends on the cause of optic nerve atrophy. Some like MS can improve, others not. Discuss with your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for a pinched nerve?

For sure: Depends on which nerve, how long it's bothered you and how severe your symptoms are. In general, if conservative management with physical therapy fails and your condition is good enough to consider surgery, nerve release may be an option. Membrane stabilizing medications and nerve stimulators can also be effective in select cases. ...Read more

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Is Physiotherapy the correct treatment for Ulnar Nerve Entrapment?

Sometimes: Ulnar nerve entrapment typically occurs at the elbow, but can also occur at the wrist. A short course of anti-inflammatories, bracing, and activity modification can usually resolve the symptoms. A referral to a specialist may be needed if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Is a sphenopalatine ganglion nerve block effective treatment for fibromyalgia?

Is a sphenopalatine ganglion nerve block effective treatment for fibromyalgia?

No Evidence: Sphenopalatine block is indicated in the treatment of acute or chronic head or facial pain. Fibromyalgya is a generalized pain syndrome, with associated affective disorder. This does not deny the possibility of the placebo effect, present in all forms of therapy. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatment methods for spinal muscular atrophy?

What are alternative treatment methods for spinal muscular atrophy?

Well not sure: What treatments you are getting. In general muscle exercises and physical therapy are useful. Do they know why your spinal muscles are atrophied? Ask yuor doctor who is handling this. There is no quick cure. ...Read more

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What are non-surgical treatments for trigeminal neuralgia?

What are non-surgical treatments for trigeminal neuralgia?

Trigeminal neuralgia: There are a number of medications available that treat TN in addition the Gamma Knife, a radiation source has also been added to the treatment protocols. ...Read more

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How effective is a sphenopalatine ganglion nerve block for treatment for fibromyalgia?

How effective is a  sphenopalatine ganglion nerve block for treatment for fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia: Worthless. It provides only limited temporary relief. The treatment is to control depression and stress. Proper sleep habits. The correct medication for you. And aerobic exercise. There are specific recommendations from the american college of rheumatology and eular that have been investigated and shown to work. ...Read more

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Is Nortriptyline used for neuropathy or nerve pain?

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Is Nortriptyline used for neuropathy or nerve pain?

Of course: Combinations of nortriptyline with another psychoactive drug are frequently prescribed for treatment of continuous neuropathic pain. ...Read more

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What are potential treatments for spinal disk damage?

What are potential treatments for spinal disk damage?

Spinal disk: The treatment of a spinal disk damage or herniation can range from physical therapy to surgery to remove the herniated disk - an evaluation by a neurologist or neurosurgeon would be quite helpful here. ...Read more