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Alternatives To Nerve Block For Back Pain
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
Pain Management: Doctor wants to do a denervation at my facet joint area in my cervical neck. Completely severing this nerve will take away pain?
Had success with nerve block for hip,back,groin pain. Now on Lyrica (pregabalin). What are issues with long term use and could MRI help identify source of pain?
Effective drug: Lyrica (pregabalin) works well for many chronic pain patterns, but could cause side effects of weight gain, swelling of feet and ankles, drowsiness, dizziness. Dosage can be readily titrated to most appropriate level for you, but some degree of tolerance will develop over time. MRI may show specific pain generator but not clear whether this will help, based on given data. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best treatment for "severe" sciatica pain. My last resort for my mother is neuromuscular release technique with poss. Nerve block.
Spine Pain Options: This chronic 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
PHN: Typically nerve block are performed with local anesthetics and may have steroid added for anti-inflammatory effect. The duration of effect is extremely variable dependent on which condition the block is performed. Phn can be very difficult to treat but is amenable to many therapies which should be guided by a practitioner well versed in such conditions such as a pain specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help! what is the difference between a facet block and an epidural injection for back pain relief?
Different: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate, therefore a facet joint injection is into that place where they meet. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. Epidural injections are into the spinal canal area or around the spinal nerve roots exiting the spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On 30mg amitriptaline for nerve pain due to nerve damage in thigh how long before I start feeling some relief from the pain ?
I have constant nerve pain that's from shoulder, down arm. Is there a procedure/etc that can help or burn the nerve? Maybe cut the nerve? Help please!
Depends: A spinal block infers numbing the spinal cord as with labor procedures. Most pain blocks are done in the spinal area but don't numb the spine but nerves coming out if the spinal cord or going to joints of the back. These will work if this is where your pain is coming from. However, pain can come from many sites. They are safe if done correctly. Talk to your pain doctor. ...Read more
Back pain: Recommend that you do a neutral spine core stability program for a few weeks. If not significantly improved it may be time to have it evaluated. Can see videos of neutral spine exercises on youtube. This includes planks and "birddog". You can use over the counter meds such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How to treat sciatica nerve pain? What none narcotic meds are good to use? Having pain in lower buttock & lower back area that shoots down the leg when pressure or walking is applied. Not sure what a good none narcotic medication is best to ask the doct
Low : Low back, buttock and "shooting" leg pain are all symptoms of a pinched nerve. It sounds like you may have that problem. If the pain is severe and limiting your activity still, the best non-narcotic medications that I have found to work for my patients are antiinflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen which are over-the-counter medications. Other non-narcotic medications include tramadol (ultram) which requires a prescription and nerve-pain medications such as gabapentin. These are all to be taken for temporary pain relief. This type of pain typically resolves with time. Ask your primary physician about these if the pain is still limiting you. If it is still going on for more than a month an MRI may be helpful to help sort out what is going on and there could be other potential treatments outside of surgery that could benefit you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cervical medial branch block with DEXA lidocaine gave me 1 day of neck pain relief.after 1day neck pain again.ok to Proceed to radiofreq ablation?
No way!: Be patient. Some times it takes a few weeks for DEXA to get effect. Ablation is a serious procedure with some side effects and no warranties. Rec. see your pain management specialist for medication adjustment (e.g. tramadol, relafen, (nabumetone) Lidocaine 20% patch, etc.) Also cognitive behavior therapy. East-West integration medicine. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What are the most effective analgesics to discuss with doctor for severe pain from extruded lumbar hnp? Reaction to morphine, esi ineffective.
That's their job: You are right to want to play a big role in the decision but they should make suggestions providing ALL the pros and cons of each. Then you can research, talk w/ trusted others and decide. That job will be big enough. Best! ...Read more
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