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Can you tell me what is the main nerve in your back?

Can you tell me what is the main nerve in your back?

Spinal cord: "your back "to me means the whole spine did it mean something else to your spine contains/protects all the nerves that control your arms and legs the spinal cord would be my main nerve in my back L5 and s1 are the most symptomatic nerves of the low back cause siatica. ...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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Can anyone tell me what could it be if you are having pain in your spine and numbness on the right side of your body?

Can anyone tell me what could it be if you are having pain in your spine and numbness on the right side of your body?

A"pinched"nerve: There are multiple potential causes, but among the most common is a radiculopathy. This refers to an irritation of a nerve in the spine causing neurological symptoms along the distribution of the nerve. In the neck, this is usually into the arm; in the back it is often into the leg. I would encourage you to be seen. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if one has weakness in the lower part of the body, legs, bladder what does that mean?

Risky situation: Your description suggests a progression extrinsic compression of spinal cord, such as within the neck, but one might also have issues within the lower back area, called "cauda equina syndrome". Need to see a doctor asap, as this could be a serious situation. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to relieve the pain in my feet?

Could you tell me what's the best way to relieve the pain in my feet?

Find the cause: Depending on the cause, see a physician to find out the cause and treat the patient to reverse the cause and not cover the symptom. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is surgery on the spine in your neck done?

Can you tell me how is surgery on the spine in your neck done?

Varies: There are numerous types of spinal surgery performed on the neck. Probably the most common is known as an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. In this surgery, an about 3 cm incision is made on the front of the neck. The disc is removed and often replaced with a plug or cage. In the right candidate, it can be very successful. I would discuss the specifics of your case with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know the source of my sciatic nerve pain ?

Can you tell me how to know the source of my sciatic nerve pain ?

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell the difference between the symptoms of a pinched nerve and a concussion?

What can you do to tell the difference between the symptoms of a pinched nerve and a concussion?

No head trauma: Shouldn't really be confused. Radiating pains into the arm (singular) suggests pinched nerve. Concussive symptoms are grouped into: 1) cognitive; foggy, concentration, memory issues 2)somatic; headaches, dizziness, nausea, light sensitive 3)mood; irritability, anxiety, sadness 4)sleep disturbance including too much/too little. Again, not too much alike. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to deal with arthritis in the knees?

See PMD: Get evaluated for type and extent of arthritis. Avoiding over use, support, physical therapy, calcium, vit d, specific arthritis related medication....Nsaid, steroid, methotrexate, analgesic, knee replacement. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause pain just over the instep in the foot?

Please tell me what can cause pain just over the instep in the foot?

Pressure from a shoe: If you are referring to the top of your foot, you may have a high arch or a bone spur from one of the joints that rub against the top of the shoe. You may need an x-ray, try "deeper " shoes. Could also be a contusion or bruise. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if one has weakness in the lower part of the body, legs, bladder what does that mean?

Can you tell me if one has weakness in the lower part of the body, legs, bladder what does that mean?

Could be spine.: This sounds neurological in origin. Could be coming from the spine, in which case it could be related to compression or even inflammation. You should really pursue an evaluation by a spine specialist and get an MRI of the lower spine to assess. ...Read more

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Could you explain best's disease of the eyes or tell me where to find the info?

Could you explain best's disease of the eyes or tell me where to find the info?

Best Disease: is an inherited disorder affecting the central retina. It causes mild to moderate loss of vision. There is no known effective treatment. Google it to learn more. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me if the pain from a blood clot in your leg is similar to the pain of an infection in your joint?

Pain: Pain is pain. The diagnosis of cause is contingent upon a good and detailed physical exam, history and possibly some testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is in the liquid of lymphedema?

Can you tell me what is in the liquid of lymphedema?

Protein and fluids: The word is derived from the name of the roman deity of fresh water, lympha. The lymph is formed when the interstitial fluid (the fluid which lies in the interstices of all body tissues) is collected through lymph capillaries. Lymph returns protein and excess interstitial fluid to the circulation. Lymph may pick up bacteria, cancer cells and bring them to lymph nodes where they are destroyed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how deep is the aorta from the front of the stomach?

Can you tell me how deep is the aorta from the front of the stomach?

All the way back: The aorta essentially runs adjacent to your spinal column, so from the front of your stomach it's all the way back. ...Read more