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Does Elavil Relieve Nerve Pain Right Away
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
Yes and no: Traditionally, lyrica (pregabalin) helps primarily for neuropathic pain and so was used for conditions such as diabetic neuropathy. But lyrica (pregabalin) has now been approved for fibromyalgia, which is characterized by pain coming firm the muscles, facia, and other superficial soft tissues. So it would lead one to think it can help although the mechanism is not clear. ...Read more
Left hip/lower back pain weeks no better take anti-inflam muscle relaxer. ER doc treated for sciatica hip area
Inflam pain unbearable loss appetite ?
See a specialist: There are many causes of hip/low back pain. Most of these causes are related to the muscles, joints, ligaments, and bones in the back. Other causes could stem from problems with kidney, bladder, or reproductive organs. Further work up is required. Ask to see a spine specialist. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Metanx is a medical food designed to assist diabetic neuropathy, especially small fibre issues. Adverse events include rare headaches and stomach upset. It does not cause joint pain or numbness. Continue your metanx and have your doctor exam this current problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can help: However conventional wisdom is that if you haven't gotten enough relief with one Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack, unlikely its better to give more. In fact new research is showing that your risk of fracture increases almost 400% after one oral dosepack of steroids. You are better off getting an epidural steroid injection instead. Risk still exists but way less compared to oral steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back pain. Left side upper quadrant. Done acupuncture, massage, took acetaminophen, rubbed pain reliever lotions, hot compressed it. Still n pain
Sciatica pain 8wks severe muscle spasms thigh and calf no foot reflex. what pain relief?. codeine,naproxen tramadol paracetamol endep (amitriptyline) no effect
On perc for l excruciating neck, arm and l head neuralgia. Pain worsening. Neurontin (gabapentin) no help. Can't move w/out help. ? Isn't pain responding ?
Don't give up hope: There are a variety of other things to be considered based upon the postulated cause of your pain. Physical therapy? Might benefit from muscle relaxant, non steroidal, antiepileptic ( for potential nerve pain) or maybe even an injection or trial of nerve stimulation, etc. Hard to tell from across the country. If your primary doc can't help you maybe a do / chiropractor or pain clini.C. ...Read more
Severe lower back pain (Central) numbness in legs. worse when sat/lay down. considering diazepam as painkillers. nurofen doesn't help at all. see GP?
Yes may need back sp: You should see your GP and you may be referred to a back specialist. This could be a neurological problem. ...Read more
Is steroid nerve block contradicted if sciatic nerve pain is caused by tumor compression? How long does the pain relief usually last?
Several days: Epidural steroid injections have used since the early 1950s to treat lower back & radicular pain. It is generally accepted that they provide short term relief of symptoms in at least 50% of cases, there is still no good studies to substantiate long term effect. There may several days of increased pain initially because of increase of pressure from the injected fluid or due to local irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a herniated disk cause excruciating stabbing pain intermittently as well as a constant burning?
Yes, it can: The discs between our vertebrae have nerve endings on them, and when they get injured, those nerves themselves cause constant low level pain. Also, if the disc herniates, it can push against one of the larger nerves going into your buttock and leg and cause intermittent shooting pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptom Vs Cause: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg . The nerve then goes to the muscle which can then hurt, spasm or feel sore or irritated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lower back/spine pain. Throb pain n back, shoot pain n one leg or other. Capsaicin patch help aleve (naproxen) kinda help. Treatment? exercise? help!!!
Sciatica: I feel empathy for your back pain. Throbbing pain in the back with shooting pain in one leg or other and lack of complete relief from Capsaicin patch is most likely Sciatica. See an Orthopedic Physician immediately for diagnosis, indicated radiological studies such as CT or MRI Treatment may include Medications, Physical Therapy, Massage, Ultrasound Yoga, Pilates, Walking Meditation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cure, Unlikely...: Sciatica can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have 3 bulge disk, back pain runs down left side butt/thigh/foot. Pain relief solutions.? Stretching, medicine don't work. Frustrated help pls.
Sciatica: Sciatica pain can be very disabling. Fortunately in most cases it is self limited and may take time. Some patients benefit from traction therapy with combination of muscle relaxers, analgesics (short course of opiates), and anti-inflammatory medication. Acupuncture me be alternative. Epidural treatments may be considered prior to surgical alternatives. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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