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How Do You Get Relief From Pinched Nerve Or Siatic Nerve
See DO: 1st you need to find out if it is sciatica. Tight/spasmed glutehip muscles, misaligned pelvis can also cause similar symptoms. Dos are dr who have also been trained to diagnose & treat muscular/skeletal problems using techniques to relax muscles, realign bones & in general bring the body back into normal alignment. These techniques are used in addition to regular medical treatments/medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I want to know what are the decompression choices to relieve my sciatic nerve compression in buttocks?
Depends on the cause: This depends on the source of the nerve compression. Most are caused by disc herniations which are treated surgically with microdisectomy. Some are done with small open incisions and some percutaneous. It mainly depends on your insurance as to the procedures that are covered. If it is due to stenosis then a laminectomy or foraminotamy may be offered. ...Read more
Not the cause: Usually bed rest helps relieve some of the sciatic symptoms, and hard to conceive how it could cause such issues. On the other hand, piriformis syndrome can compress the nerve in the buttock (peripheral sciatica), and sacro-iliac issues might be considered. Best bet for diagnosis and help is an experienced osteopathic physician. ...Read more
Couple choices: Perhaps you might respond to an epidural steroid injection at the sight of the compressed nerve root. But maybe a better approach is physical therapy. One caveat, do NOT rest and stay in bed, be active, up and about, as that will shorten debility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 months prego... How do I know if my back pain is from my sciatic nerve? & if it is that, how can I get relief w/o taking pain killers?
Time plus: Time is the best healer but activity restriction, guided exercise, medication especially a steroid pack, and even epidural steroid injections may help. Cessation of smoking, weight reduction and regular exercise will help prevent a recurrence which has a rate of 5% if due to a disc herniation. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is steroid nerve block contradicted if sciatic nerve pain is caused by tumor compression? How long does the pain relief usually last?
NSAIDS, ICE, REST: The sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body, exits the from the low portion of spinal cord, travels through the pelvis, supplies motor and sensation to the back of the thighs, the lower leg, ankle, and foot. The inflammation can be caused by an inflamed disc, or a herniated disc can cause pain. Conservative treatment is motrin, ice, and stretching. Weakness, loss of feeling should see doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doc: Go see your pcp or a spinal surgeon. ...Read more
McKenzie: Several exercise approaches can help low back pain, and physical therapists can instruct in williams and mckenzie approaches. Some specialized therapists can use felderkreis approaches. Best to have direct expert instruction prior to using these techniques. Although pilates is touted, need an expert to select safest approach. ...Read more
Medicaid: You would need to contact the department of medicaid in your area and ask them. ...Read more
I seemed to have pinched my sciatic nerve. It's been about two weeks. A tough two weeks, should I be resting my back or doing stretches?
Generic suggestion: I have no details regarding your personal situation, but studies of low back pain, uniformly, indicate far better outcomes if patients are active, exercise, and even stretch. Many of those who wind up with back surgery stayed in bed and waited. I would far prefer you see a chiropractor or osteopath and get active. ...Read more
My dad, a nurse, thinks I have a pinched sciatic nerve, and possibly a slipped disk. I've had a pinching in my back for three weeks. What should I do?
Slipped disc or ?: For this kind of diagnosis, you should rest, do not lift heavy objects, and see a physician to have a history, examination and testing. ...Read more
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