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How do you get rid of a pinched nerve and a buldging disk in your neck?

How do you get rid of a pinched nerve and a buldging disk in your neck?

Time: The epidural injection helps most people with documented herniations that are the source of there sciatica type pain. That said the question is how long will you get relief for and there is no real good answer for that. Some people can get relief for months and others it can be days/weeks. We notice most people get relief for a longer time if at least 2 injections are planned. ...Read more

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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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How do you treat a pinched nerve in the back?

How do you treat a pinched nerve in the back?

PinchedNerveTeatment: Depends on the cause, most common being nerve compression by adjacent anatomic structures (eg discs, degenerative arthritis). In absence of progressive neurological deficit, a trial of conservative (meds, pt, epidural injections) may be tried. If this fails and/or neurological deficit progressive, surgery may be next best step. ...Read more

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What can you do to relieve a pinch nerve pain on your neck?

What can you do to relieve a pinch nerve pain on your neck?

Non operatively as : 90% get better with time but treatment can include: medication, exercise, activity modification, physical therapy & even pain management via injections like epidural steroid injections. For those that do not respond to a satisfactory degree & imaging studies correlate with symptoms & physical exam findings, surgery can be done with the type of surgery dependent on the causes of the nerve issue. ...Read more

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What can u do for a pinched nerve in your leg?

What can u do for a pinched nerve in your leg?

Inactivity: Having your hips flexed in the seated position for an extended period of time can cause your psoas muscle to spasm. You can reduce that spasm by stretching the psoas(ie lunges) and the hamstrings. If driving long distances, try stretching for 5-10 minutes every 2-4 hrs. ...Read more

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How to know if i pinched a nerve in my back?

How to know if i pinched a nerve in my back?

Pain: Bad discomfort in both back and one or both legs with exacerbation when you cough, sneeze, exert yourself, or roll over at night in bed could be signs of a ruptured disc compressing a nerve in your spine. ...Read more

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What would the doctors do if you had a pinched nerve in your upper back?

What would the doctors do if you had a pinched nerve in your upper back?

Pinched nerve: The first treatment is usually physical therapy and pain medications. If no weakness this would be the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a pinched nerve in your back?

How do you know if you have a pinched nerve in your back?

Pinched nerve: Pain is the most common sign with pain in the back and then sometimes radiating down the leg. In more severe cases there can be weakness and numbness in the legs. ...Read more

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How do they treat a pinched nerve in your back that is causing pains all they way down your leg to your foot?

How do they treat a pinched nerve in your back that is causing pains all they way down your leg to your foot?

A number of ways: There are a number of possible treatments for a pinched nerve. These include (but are not limited to) steroid injections, surgical decompression, physical therapy and osteopathic manipulation. What particular treatment you receive will depend on the severity of your symptoms and the skill and expertise of your treating physician. ...Read more

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How can you diagnose a bad back nerve or disc?

How can you diagnose a bad back nerve or disc?

MRI: Mri can show the presence of a protrude or ruptured disc and the effect on a nerve root. ...Read more

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What can I peersonally do to get the feeling back in my fingers from Ulnar nerve entrapment? I can't see a surgeon or anything.

Depends on severity: If the problem is clear-cut and severe, you need surgery. If it is mild and of less than 6 months duration, avoiding prolonged flexion of that elbow, and using the other hand for activities (like holding a phone) ...Read more

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If you have a pinched nerve in your neck do you sleep on that side?

If you have a pinched nerve in your neck do you sleep on that side?

Pinched nerve: It is best to find out which positions aggravate the neck pain and avoid those. ...Read more

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What to do for a pinched nerve in neck?

Trickey: If you have a definate diagnosis either by MRI and emg, then ask your pcp to refer you to an interventional pain doctor. Epidural steroid injection may be very helpful. ...Read more

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What might I do to get relief from a pinched nerve in my lower back?

What might I do to get relief from a pinched nerve in my lower back?

Back pain: Often times, conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching) and anti-inflammatory medications will work. It would also be reasonable to try massage, ice or heat, or over the counter creams such as aspercreme or capsaicin creme. See a physician if your symptoms do not improve - further treatment options would include spinal injections and even surgery. ...Read more

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How can you determine if you have a pinched nerve in neck?

How can you determine if you have a pinched nerve in neck?

Radicular pain: If you have a significant 'pinching' of a nerve in neck you may get root pain, tingling and numbness along the appropriat nerve to the fingers a neurologist can tell you where the problem is somtimes with the aid of an emg(electro myogram, an electrical study of the nerve and muscles) the symptoms may be due to the peripheral nerves such as the median nerve in carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a herniated disc or if its your sciatica nerve? I have sever pain in my lower back into my buttock area.

How can you tell if you have a herniated disc or if its your sciatica nerve? I have sever pain in my lower back into my buttock area.

MRI: If the MRI is negative for disc herniation then consider piriformis syndrome which comes with buttocks tenderness . Disc herniation would have numbness and tingling and pain below knee and increase in leg pain with straightening the affected leg while seated while herniation frequently cause foot numbness and weakness piriformis syndrome rarely does classic sciatica is leg pain ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a pinched nerve in the neck?

How do you get rid of a pinched nerve in the neck?

Neck pain pinched: There are mant reasons for a pinched nerve in the neck; there is good evidence for treatment with physical therapy; stretching and gentle neck-traction... Esepcially if the pain is only on one side. Work with a trusted therapist and then maybe a trainer in the gym to keep neck position- and muscles optimized, to keep feeling better. Surgery is last option if else fails... Need MRI to determine. ...Read more

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How do you figure out if tingling in my left hand is coming from the ulnar/median nerve, neck, or thoracic spine? How do you figure out what nerve?

Exam, studies: Each nerve has a specific distribution and so a detailed physical exam goes a long way in determining the likely diagnosis. We then will often use a test called a nerve conduction test which then tests each specific nerve and this can tell specifically which nerve is affected and where as well. ...Read more

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What to do if may have pinched a nerve in my wrist. What to do?

What to do if may have pinched a nerve in my wrist. What to do?

The most common: Pinched neve n the wrist is the median nerve and compression of that nerve is called carpal tunnel. One can also have compression of the ulnar nerve in guyons canal and even entrapemtn of the radial sensory nerve as it exits the velar forearm . Get evaluated as loss of sensation can occur from many things. ...Read more

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How do I deal with a pinched nerve in the neck?

Evaluation: If otc nsaids (aleve, motrin), and tylenol (acetaminophen) are not helping and the radiating arm pain is progressing, then you need a medical evaluation with xrays and possibly MRI if the exam reveals an abnormality. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a pinched sciatic nerve by a muscle in my buttocks or a disk problem?

How can I know if I have a pinched sciatic nerve by a muscle in my buttocks or a disk problem?

Analysis: Let's assume you have true sciatica, and signs of nerve dysfunction at lumbar or sacral root levels. MRI can show whether a disk protrusion or herniation is present. An EMG expertly done, can localize the presence of "peripheral sciatica", such as piriformis syndrome. ...Read more