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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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Severe back pain after fall? I had 3 compressed vertebrae in 2008 after an accident well about 2 weeks ago i fell walking out of a store and hit the pavement pretty hard on my knees and i think i may have a pinched nerve in my back or something because i

Severe back pain after fall? I had 3 compressed vertebrae in 2008 after an accident well about 2 weeks ago i fell walking out of a store and hit the pavement pretty hard on my knees and i think i may have a pinched nerve in my back or something because i

I : I am sorry your pain is so bad. It sounds like you injured your back again after falling. Back pain can originate from the bones, disks, joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves in the back. Based on your description, you may have fractured another spinal vertebrae. Compression fractures of spine are very painful and are commonly aggravated by activity. They are more common in people who had previous spinal fractures from osteoporosis (this may or may not apply to you). Spinal fractures are diagnosed by x-ray, bone scan, ct and mri. Treatment of compression fractures ranges from rest, back brace, injection of plastic into the broken vertebrae (vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty) and surgery. I recommend you seeing spine surgeon for assessment and treatment of your pain. I hope you get quick pain relief. ...Read more

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How can I treat a pinched nerve in my back?

How can I treat a pinched nerve in my back?

Thorough evaluation: Start with your primary care physician to begin work up, order appropriate studies, and decide if you need a referral to a spine specialist (neuro or ortho spine surgeon). Not every disc herniation needs surgery - usually a last resort. Start with medications, physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, injections. If you are still having trouble despite these treatments, seek a surgical opinion. ...Read more

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What works in taking care of a pinched nerve in my back?

Pinched Nerve: A pinched nerve is typically still intact and does not need 'to heal'. The reason for the pinching is typically arthritis or a herniated disc for example, and that needs to be diagnosed correctly before we know what to do for it. Maintaining flexibility is hugely important and anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen-like meds) can be helpful too... Find a good ortho spine doc to diagnose the problem. Thx! ...Read more

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What can I do to stop the pain, from a pinched nerve in my back?

Seen a doctor yet?: A pinched nerve (e.g. Sciatica) may cause severe pain and disability. If anti-inflammatories and usual pain meds have not controlled the pain then oral steroids (e.g. Medrol dose pak) followed by an injection may get the 'inflamed nerve' -under control. Other meds for 'nerve pain' may also help: Gabapentin or lyrica (pregabalin). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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Will pool pt actually help a pinched nerve in my back, I have been suffering for 9 months.?

It may: There is sufficient evidence to suggest that therapeutic aquatic exercise is potentially beneficial to patients suffering from chronic low back pain. It can not "change the anatomy" of what is causing the pinch but it can provide an environment in which you could potentially exercise more, decrease the pain, and improve your function. ...Read more

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I had a pinched nerve in my back the pain went away but my back feels funny and i can't stand for long why?

This pain that you : Had may have been friim a joint in the back known as a facet joint or from a disc issue. The facet joints are under load with standing while the discs tend to be under a higher load when sitting. So you need to exercise to strengthen your core muscle groups to help support your spine. See your doctor or a physical therapist for some exercise recommendations ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in my back cause pain in my arms?

In neck, yes: Lower in back, it will not normally cause pain in your arms. The nerves running into the arms go down to your upper thoracic, or t1 range. Any nerves that are pinched below t1 near the spine will usually cause pain or irritation in ribs or back. Some peripheral nerves, such as the suprascapular nerve, could be pinched coming off scapula with referred pain into your arms. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Will a microscopic discectomy remove the pinched nerve in my back. And is there a microscopic discectomy for neck with out fusion or bone grap.

Will a microscopic discectomy remove the pinched nerve in my back.  And is there a microscopic discectomy for neck with out fusion or bone grap.

Sort of: Microdiscectomy doesn't remove the nerve, it removes a piece of herniated intervertebral disc that is pinching the nerve.Nerve function then returns to normal. Microdiscetomy is frequently done without either fusion or bone grafting. ...Read more