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Bulging neck disk, herniated lb disk, psoriatic arthritis, lordosis, traveling pain, & nerve pain horrible 24/7 in all I do. Finished lifting weights?

Bulging neck disk, herniated lb disk, psoriatic arthritis, lordosis, traveling pain, & nerve pain horrible 24/7 in all I do. Finished lifting weights?

Yes to heavy weights: Exercise is an essential part of the treatment of a disk problem. Using light weights and increased repetitions under the supervision of a therapist is ok. You should not be lifting heavy weights. You should also see a rheumatologist if you have psoriatic arthritis. This can be (there are several forms) a progressive crippling disease which is treatable. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Rheumatoid arthritis, nerve twitches, stomach pain/inflammation. What could this be?

Rheumatoid arthritis, nerve twitches, stomach pain/inflammation. What could this be?

Nerve irritation: Usually, twitches are a sign of nerve irritation, peripherally or coming from spinal nerve root irritation. May or may not be related to your rheumatoid arthritis. Stomach pain can be related to the medications if you are on any for the rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Have had leg nerve pain, got mri, showed mild arthritis in facet joints. What are they?

Have had leg nerve pain, got mri, showed mild arthritis in facet joints. What are they?

See below: The facet joints are cartilage covered joints that link one vertebrae with another. They guide the motion of the spine. With age they do get more arthritic but do not always cause pain. Pain from facet joints is usually achy and can certainly radiate down into the leg. Usually the pain from facet joints goes into the buttocks, back of the thigh and sometimes to the upper calf. Worse with standing. ...Read more

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30 year-old woman with a 4-year history of numbness in the upper body, and arms and legs, with undiagnostic imaging studies, but carries diagnos.....?

30 year-old woman with a 4-year history of numbness in the upper body, and arms and legs, with undiagnostic imaging studies, but carries diagnos.....?

Stress related?!: At age 30 with so many normal tests and diagnoses like fibromyalgia and trigeminal nauralgia (highly unusual for that age except in MS, ruled out by the normal MRIs) non organic and stress related problems come to mind Don't forget the symptoms are REAL in those cases too! ...Read more

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What does nerve pain feel like?

What does nerve pain feel like?

Nerve Pain: Nerve pain can express itself in a few different ways, depending on the location and cause of the nerve injury or damage. Increased sensitivity at the skin area served by the damaged nerve is common. Numbness along the path of the damaged nerve may be constant or intermittent. Discomfort may occur with a stabbing sensation or a burning sensation and may increase with movement. ...Read more

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Any cases of amytriptlene helping with nerve pain?

Any cases of amytriptlene helping with nerve pain?

Might work: Amitryptyline is a rather old drug, but years ago was used for trigeminal neuralgia, migraine headache, shingles, etc. Likely would help modestly, but has substantial anti-cholinergic side effects, and newer agents such as Lyrica (pregabalin) seem better tolerated and more efficacious. ...Read more

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What kind of dr. Takes care of sciated nerve pain?

What kind of dr. Takes care of sciated nerve pain?

There are many: Generally it is good to start with your primary care physician who may evaluate the signs and symptoms and determine if indeed it is sciatica or something more serious. The pcp may initiate medications and physical therapy. They may also start the imaging process with MRI scans. If there is a herniated disc or stenosis they may refer you to a spine specialist (orthopedic or neurosurgery). ...Read more

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What's the optimal online resource for diagnosing nerve pain?

What's the optimal online resource for diagnosing nerve pain?

Be careful: Self diagnosis and the general web information can be dangerous. I would turn to your healthcare provider, webmd or simply healthtap as resources to learn from. ...Read more

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Is it okay to leave sciatia nerve pain untreated?

Is it okay to leave sciatia nerve pain untreated?

Usually Improves: Typically it improves within 3-6 weeks on its own as your body heals. If it continues then many different things can happen, chronic pain/numbness, muscle wasting from disuse or atrophy from significant nerve compression. In more severe cases, things like bowel/bladder incontinence or even paralysis can ensue. Would suggest seeing your doctor if you are not improving after 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the medical causes of hallucinations and nerve pain?

What is the medical causes of hallucinations and nerve pain?

Quite a range: There are seventeen or so types of hallucinations, and most are classified by the sensory system they affect most. As these sensory systems are also powered by nerves, some of the conditions can make the nerve painful. Many differnt drugs can induce hallucinations, but so can certain types of brain degenerative disorders. Best to see a physician to cover this large territory. ...Read more

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How is ulnar nerve pain treated?

Several ways: First line treatment is protecting the nerve from the insult or injury. This may include bracing or padding the elbow. Pt is also effective to treat restriction and inflammation and improve nerve mobility. Injection is another option. Surgery is last but only with confirmed nerve injury through emg/ncs testing. ...Read more

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How to remove sciatica nerve pain?

How to remove sciatica nerve pain?

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 more

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What can you do for siatic nerve pain?

Depends on the cause: Any pain that runs down the buttock &/or back of the thigh is often labeled 'sciatic' pain. Truth is, there are many potential causes. The sciatic nerve or one of it's branches can be 'pinched' by a herniated disc, stuck vertebra, or piriformis muscle spasm. Many other causes such as referred pain from si ligament injury, too. A good history & physical, incl osteopathic hands-on exam may find/fix it. ...Read more

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Can anxiety disorder cause nerve pain?

No: But anxiety can be converted by the brain into somatic symptomatology which includes pain. Determining whether this is "nerve pain" or something else is best left to your neurologist or psychological therapist. ...Read more

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How can you relief sciatica nerve pain?

How can you relief sciatica nerve pain?

Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. ...Read more

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How do I stop nerve pain in my tooth, now.

How do I stop nerve pain in my tooth, now.

See your dentist: To deterrnine the cause then it can be treated. ...Read more

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How do you relief for sciatica nerve pain?

How do you relief for sciatica nerve pain?

Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. ...Read more

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What is a nerve pain down front of my thigh?

Nerve Entrapment: There are several possible causes for nerve pain in the front of the thigh. L2 and L3 lumbar disc herniation is a common cause. Other causes include femoral neuropathy, meralgia paresthetica, and obturator nerve entrapment. A good exam by your doctor to evaluate for weakness and loss of sensation is recommended. ...Read more

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What can you do to relief sciatica nerve pain?

What can you do to relief sciatica nerve pain?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Can my nerve pain cause anxiety and depresion?

Indirectly, yes: Nerve pain can come from many causes. Some might also cause physiological mood/anxiety disturbances. Without knowing the details of your pain - it's not surprising to hear of those problems too. If your energy and resources are being depleted coping with pain -irritability, worry and unhappiness are all quite likely - it makes sense. I'd avoid medicating them. Resolve the pain and see if they go. ...Read more

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What causes shooting nerve pain in my big toes?

What causes shooting nerve pain in my big toes?

May be not nerve: Often, this could be perceived as nerve pain but is due to the arthritis of the small joints of the great toes. ...Read more

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What could be causing a nerve pain in my thigh?

What could be causing a nerve pain in my thigh?

Various: Diagnosis of thigh pain in a fortyish female depends upon whether the pain is in front or back of thigh. In the front, meralgia parasthetica is of concern. On the back of thigh sciatica is suggested. When doctors guess as to the vagaries of mother nature they need info as to "what, where, and when". Then we have improved chance to discern the "why". ...Read more

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Are butrans effective for chronic nerve pain?

Are butrans effective for chronic nerve pain?

Butrans: Butrans is a 7 day patch for moderate-severe pain for continuous blood level however one should expect pain control by 1/3 or 30% and not 100% it is also not a replacement for people taking high doses of controlled pain meds ...Read more

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What should I do to relieve sciatica nerve pain?

What should I do to relieve sciatica nerve pain?

Stretching: Many times acute sciatic pain will resolves after stretching the area abit. The muscles will loosen up and help resolve pain. If not, then consider further imaging studies to see which exact nerve in your spine is getting pinched for further treatment options. ...Read more

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What can be done for sciatica nerve pain in butt?

What can be done for sciatica nerve pain in butt?

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 more

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I am wondering what helps for sciatica nerve pain?

Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
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I am wondering what helps for sciatica nerve pain?

Sciatic pain: The sciatic pain can be caused by spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. .. The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include strengthening exercise, physical therapy, medication, interventional therapy. ..
You should seek help from a health care provider, you might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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Is nurontin safe for migraines and for nerve pain?

Is nurontin safe for migraines and for nerve pain?

Yes it is safe, but: Doesn't work well to prevent migraine headaches, and is not fda approved for that purpose. Other far better meds are available. May work well for several nerve pain problems, but has a maximal effective dose of 2400 mg daily, and Lyrica (pregabalin) may be more useful. ...Read more

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What are options for pain management for nerve pain?

What are options for pain management for nerve pain?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the neuropathic pain. Standard pain drugs such as advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) do not work. Sometimes drugs such as Gabapentin or Lyrica will work. Narcotics sometimes help as well. Drugs such as antidepressants and anticonvulsants are sometimes uses as adjuvant therapy. Depending on the cause treatment such as epidural steroid injections or other invasive techniques maybe help. ...Read more

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What are some ways to alleviate sciatica nerve pain?

What are some ways to alleviate sciatica nerve pain?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. Alternatively there are injections and stem cell therapies available. ...Read more

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Back related nerve pain or is this anxiety disorder?

Back related nerve pain or is this anxiety disorder?

Back pain or anxiety: Obviously, you are going to need an evaluation of the cause of your back pain. It should never be assumed that a psychiatric condition causes a physical symptom unless the physical symptom has been adequately worked up. Anxiety can causes neck and shoulder pain and low back pain.

www. Calmclinic. Com/anxiety/symptoms/back-pains
how anxiety causes back pain: and how to stop it. ...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


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more