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Alternative Treatments For 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
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
What r the treatments to fix a pinched nerve in the neck and is ice or heat better to diminish the pain I have severe neck and head pain on the left?
This might help too: http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/compressed-nerves.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are some treatments for a pinched nerve in the shoulder? I'm wondering in case it's the cause of my right arm falling asleep.
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
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
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?
See a neurologist: The many causes of these symptoms include muscle strain, nerve compression (due to trauma, inflammation, entrapment, sleeping position), etc. See a neurologist to discuss your full history and undergo a neurological examination. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001418.htm ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
None: None that i know of.Get a more detailed answer ›
Polymyositis (PM): There are many alternative treaments for polymyositis (pm). They are similar to the therapies use for other autoimmune diseases and include: oral steroids, intravenous immunoglobululins, tacrolimus (prograf) or biologic therapies such as embrel or rituxan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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