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Alternative Treatments For Pinched Nerve
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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