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Had knee replacement surgery dec 14th. I have a collapsed disc, pinch nerve, a cyst and osteoarthritis of spine pain in back while exercising persist?

Had knee replacement surgery dec 14th. I have a collapsed disc, pinch nerve, a cyst and osteoarthritis of spine pain in back  while exercising persist?

See a doctor: Sounds like you are a perfect candidate to see a physiatrist. These are specialists in musculoskeletal medicine. You are the type of patient that i tend to see a lot. Find one in your area who specializes in musculoskeletal medicine and ask your primary care doctor for a referral. ...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


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What can you take fot back pain cause by disc or pinch nerve?

What can you take fot back pain cause by disc or pinch nerve?

Back pain: A number of over the counter medications can help with mild back pain, including ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen. Other prescriptions, nsaids, help with inflammation and pain. Muscle relaxants, narcotic pain meds can be given for severe pai, short term. Cortisone oral or injectable medication reduce swelling and pain. Meds for chronic nerve pain, gabapentin, can reduce pain. ...Read more

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Have scs for low back&leg sciatic pain,started having mid/upper back pain ,elbow&lower arm pain&weak hands.could this be another disc pinching a nerve?

Have scs for low back&leg sciatic pain,started having mid/upper back pain ,elbow&lower arm pain&weak hands.could this be another disc pinching a nerve?

Neck pain: Yes. People with arthritis in the low back often have arthritis in the neck. A pinched nerve in the neck can lead to radiating arm pain, headaches, numbness, weakness, imbalance, and difficulty with urination. A myelogram and CT scan of the neck is required to evaluate the cervical spine. Most spinal cord stimulators are not MRI compatible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can they fix a C7 t1 herniated disc pinching a C8 nerve root, lots of pain in hands and arms?

Yes: Three possibilities , one is anterior neck fusion, second is an artificial disk replacement , third is a posterior discectomy. All outpatient surgeries. The best procedure for you is dependent on the cause and the ability of the surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a bulging disc pinch more than one nerve at a time?

Can a bulging disc pinch more than one nerve at a time?

Bulging disc: It can depending on the position. It can effect the more lateral exiting nerve as well as the more central transcending root the exits at the next level below. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc at c6c7 pinching a nerve causing cervical radiculopathy down my arm. Will the pain and numbness go away suddenly or gradually?

I have a herniated disc at c6c7 pinching a nerve causing cervical radiculopathy down my arm. Will the pain and numbness go away suddenly or gradually?

Either or: Sometimes people get lucky and the pain may go away suddenly, but most patients with a structured physical therapy program, possible medication use, heat to the area, etc.,..will see a gradual improvement. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the recommended mattress for pinched nerves in c-6 c-7 and dislocated disc?

What is the recommended mattress for pinched nerves in c-6 c-7 and dislocated disc?

None: If you have this injury it is not going to improve by getting new mattress. A pillow change may make you more comfortable. Usually these injuries (if causing pain and symtoms) require an evaluation by a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a disc herniation causing a pinched nerve so will I need to have part of the disc removed?

I have a disc herniation causing a pinched nerve so will I need to have part of the disc removed?

Disc removal : Most disk herniations that cause nerve pain will get better with conservative treatment in 6-8 weeks. If the pain does not improve at that point then epidural steroid injections or surgery to remove the disc can be an option. Talk to your primary doctor about a referral to a surgeon if you pain does not improve in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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