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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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Does Lyrica (pregabalin) work on muscular pain aswell as nerve pain ?

Does Lyrica (pregabalin) work on muscular pain aswell as nerve pain ?

Possibly: Lyrica (pregabalin) has many uses and is approved for peripheral neuropathy which is nerve pain. It is also approved for fibromyalgia which has significant muscle pain and tenderness. Overall the answer to your question is yes, it can be used for both muscle and nerve pain ...Read more

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Does lyrica (pregabalin) help with muscle pain aswell as nerve pain ?

Does lyrica (pregabalin) help with muscle pain aswell as nerve pain ?

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

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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 ?

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

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Does elavil (amitriptyline) start working on bad nerve pain immediately?

Does elavil (amitriptyline) start working on bad nerve pain immediately?

No: Elavil (amitriptyline) is a tricyclic medication that can often have side effects when a high dose ismstarted immediately. Starting at a low dose 10-25 mg and titrating only every 5-7 days can help patients tlerate the side effects until reaching a dose that helps with pain. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate sciatic nerve pain down the leg?

How can I alleviate sciatic nerve pain down the leg?

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 more

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Does metanx cause any joint pain me right arm is now numb?

Does metanx cause any joint pain me right arm is now numb?

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 more

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Does predisone work for sciatic nerve pain?

Does predisone work for sciatic nerve pain?

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 more

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Back pain. Left side upper quadrant. Done acupuncture, massage, took acetaminophen, rubbed pain reliever lotions, hot compressed it. Still n pain ?

Back pain. Left side upper quadrant. Done acupuncture, massage, took acetaminophen, rubbed pain reliever lotions, hot compressed it. Still n pain
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Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Sciatica pain 8wks severe muscle spasms thigh and calf no foot reflex. what pain relief?. codeine,naproxen tramadol paracetamol endep (amitriptyline) no effect

Sciatica pain 8wks severe muscle spasms thigh and calf no foot reflex. what  pain relief?. codeine,naproxen tramadol paracetamol endep (amitriptyline) no effect

Cause???: you have to find out what is causing the damage to your S1 nerve. your wasting your time with just symptomatic therapy, have to get to the root of the cause. pinched nerve due to disk? periformis syndrome?? neuropathy?? ...Read more

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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

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How long before sciatic nerve pain from injection goes away?

How long before sciatic nerve pain from injection goes away?

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 more

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Does a herniated disk cause excruciating stabbing pain intermittently as well as a constant burning?

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 more

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Does sciatica nerve cause pain on lower leg?

Does sciatica nerve cause pain on lower leg?

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 more

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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!!!

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 more

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How can I relieve sciatic nerve pain permanently?

How can I relieve sciatic nerve pain permanently?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


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Elavil (Definition)

Elavil is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more