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Can You Tell Me What Is The Main Nerve In Your Back
There is no main : Nerve in your back but there is the spinal cord which begins at the base of your skull and extends down to on averge to the lumbar 1 vertebral level on average in adults with the cauda equina extendingbthe restbof the way down which is a group of nerves. ...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
MRI and good exam: You are asking how to determine if someone has a trapped nerve in their back. First you need to be evaluated by your doctor to make sure it isn't a strain or pulled muscle in your back. This will get better with rest and time. A trapped nerve or herniated disc can be determined by mri. See you doctor if pain persists, you are limited in movement, or you can't perform your regular duties. ...Read more
See a doctor: Either way each problem can be serious so why play games or waste time?Go get it checked out. ...Read more
See your doctor: If you have constant numbness or tingling in your hand, this could be a significant problem. This is usually due to carpal tunnel syndrome which can be treated. Start with a wrist splint that you wear mostly at night. If that does not help check with your doctor. Prolonged pressure on the nerve can cause some permanent damage if it goes on for too long. ...Read more
Pain in the Butt: Typically s1 nerve root starts in the back and travels through the tailbone into the leg where it becomes part of the sciatic nerve. Typical pain patterns from compression of the nerve root can cause pain from the buttock region all the way down the back of the leg into the foot, heel and outward toe regions. ...Read more
I hve pain in my two fingers and thumb. The test says that the nerves in the upper back r dried. Please tell me the solution?
How can I tell if I have nerve damage because I have a mass at the bottom of scalp but above my neck at the back of my head.
Doubtful: Assuming the mass is from an accident it is most likely a combination of a hematoma (bleeding that has now stopped) and swelling. The greater and lesser occipital nerves run through that area and if the sensation to the back of your scalp is normal there is no reason to be worried. If sensation is slightly diminished it's most likely to be temporary. If the mass not trauma you should see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you tell if you have a herniated disc or if its your sciatica nerve? I have sever pain in my lower back into my buttock area.
MRI: If the MRI is negative for disc herniation then consider piriformis syndrome which comes with buttocks tenderness . Disc herniation would have numbness and tingling and pain below knee and increase in leg pain with straightening the affected leg while seated while herniation frequently cause foot numbness and weakness piriformis syndrome rarely does classic sciatica is leg pain ...Read more
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