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Doctor insights on: Exercises For Pinched Nerve In Lower Back

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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 a pinched nerve in upper back cause pain and weakness in both legs?

Does a pinched nerve in upper back cause pain and weakness in both legs?

Spinal cord symptoms: A "pinched nerve" in the upper back can indicate possible compression of the spinal cord. This can lead to pain, numbness, difficulty with balance, bowel/bladder issues, and weakness in the lower extremities. This type of disease may be quite serious and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Can a lumbo sacral support belt,help my lower back pain and my sciatica?

Can a lumbo sacral support belt,help my lower back pain and my sciatica?

Possibly: However do not rely on that belt all the time as it will make your muscles weaker and you may make things worse. Belts/supports are typically helpful in situations when you need to do activity. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in spinal core lower back leads to from foot or sitting constantly?

Pinched nerve in spinal core lower back leads to from foot or sitting constantly?

Pinched nerve: Not sure what is being asked here but sitting constantly is not typically a cause of pinched nerves. At your age, a pinched nerve would be more typically caused by disc degeneration (aging changes) leading to susceptibility of the disc to protrude/herniate, which results in nerve impingement (pinched nerve). ...Read more

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Bulging disc in lower back. right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. medications or non surgical treatments for relief?

Bulging disc in lower back. right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. medications or non surgical treatments for relief?

USUALLY: Over 90% of bulging discs with sciatica will get better without surgery. Non-surgical treatments (PT, Chiro, etc) along with either medications (NSAIDs or short burst of oral steroids) and possibly Epidural steroid injection should take care of most. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerves in lower back cause asymmetry between lower legs?

Can pinched nerves in lower back cause asymmetry between lower legs?

Yes but: The asymm. may have actually preceded nerve injury.Asymm. in length is common & often leads to scoliosis &/or vertebral malalignment,chronic pain,& nerve injury.Nerve injury can lead to asymmetric muscle balance, unilateral atrophy, abnormal gait, etc.Seeing a good osteopathic dr. well-versed in treating nerve injury & leg-length discrepancy is a start.PT may be needed to re-educate/rebuild muscle ...Read more

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Mri shows no disc problems. Can upper back muscles nerves cause pain in this area and refer to upper leg. Burning/prickling. Not sharp pain.

Mri shows no disc problems. Can upper back muscles nerves cause pain in this area and refer to upper leg. Burning/prickling. Not sharp pain.

Need more info: What level of spine was the mri--cervical, thoracic or lumbar? What neurological exam findings do you have? How did you injure your back, was it one acute accident or years of wear & tear? Likely, thoracic para spinal muscle spasm would not cause leg pain, but this really is a question for your neurologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Moderate back pain in upper back also achy pain in lower back with numbness. What is your diagnosis?

Moderate back pain in upper back also achy pain in lower back with numbness. What is your diagnosis?

Pain in Back: I would need to know more about your pain. It's quality, intensity and associated symptoms. Also it would be helpful to know more about your medical history. The numbness is where? Pain can be due to muscular strains, sprains, muscle spasms, or more structural causes such as nerve or nerve root related. It can be due to muscle disease or related to medications or electrolyte abnormalities. ...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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Pain in lower back above butt-right side. Standing causes pain in knee, tingling in foot/toes, numbness. History of tissue damage + curve of spine?

Needs evaluation: You are describing symptoms that suggest possibly some nerves are being pinched. Would suggest getting evaluated to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pinched nerve in lower back?

Leg pain: "pinched nerve" implies a pinched spinal nerve root, if thats what you mean. Symptoms are usually pain into the buttock and down the leg at least to the knee , sometimes the foot or inner thigh. ...Read more

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Can cervical disc buldge in c4-c6 with narrowing cause upper back pain cramp radiating to chest and left arm? Pain in back is like charlie horse.

Absolutely : Yes, a disc problem in the neck can cause neck pain, headaches, and pain or numbness that runs into the arm. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Can piriformis sydrome cause sharp stabbing pain in lower back more to side area of back when twisting to the side plus muscle spasms in back at night?

Yes: Piriformis syndrome describes the set of symptoms that can occur from an abnormal piriformis muscle/tendon. The piriformis begins in the pelvis and inserts on the hip and can cause back , hip, and buttock pain as well as pain that runs down the leg. ...Read more

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I have been having pain in my back lower neck. The pain stretches from shoulder to shoulder. Sometimes it stretches down my spine to lower back.

I have been having pain in my back lower neck. The pain stretches from shoulder to shoulder. Sometimes it stretches down my spine to lower back.

Neck pain: Pain in the neck that is muscular is frequently felt between the shoulder blades and down to the mid back. This follows the anatomy of the trapezius muscle. Pain is likely from spasm due to overcompensation if these muscles for painful neck muscles or joints. The other source if pain is "referred" pain. Disc arthritis pain may also be felt in this region. Treatment is nonsurgical with pt, nsaids. ...Read more

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Are massages good for my lower back pain from neck arthritis?

Are massages good for my lower back pain from neck arthritis?

DEFINITELY: Massage is very good for muscle tension and so would heat. Some exercising is also beneficial. Get guidance from your physician. ...Read more

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Upper back pain and neck pain for about a year. kyphosis and 4 bulg disc in neck. flex chest pain directly in the middle above nipples. chiro not work?

Upper back pain and neck pain for about a year. kyphosis and 4 bulg disc in neck. flex chest pain directly in the middle above nipples. chiro not work?

See your physician : this is not something for a chiropractor. You need to see a medical physician who can do a complete evaluation, and have you see the appropriate physician for an evaluation suggest one or more problems ...Read more