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How Do You Help Someone With A Trapped Sciatica Nerve
Multiple ways: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other rare reasons (tumors, infections, etc). Anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain. If these treatments aren't helpful, surgery may be indicated. ...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
Someone recommended ruta graveolens to help with sciatic nerve pain. Can you tell me if this could work?
Might work: First you need to know which nerve is pinched and how it came about. The essence of sound medical treatment is to correct the underlying cause of a condition, rather than simply treat symptoms. Ice or any topical treatment or any medication will not correct an anatomical defect. Get diagnosed--then treat. ...Read more
Meds or surgery: Some nerve issues can be treated symptomatically with medications. But if the symptoms are significant or severe, there are some surgical procedures to free up or relocate the nerve. This depends on which specific nerve it is. See an orthopedic surgeon if the nerve is located in an arm or leg. ...Read more
Have herniated. Disk tried the epidural shoot can't have surgery need a doctor who can help with my pain how do I find one?
Three options: There are three treatments for herniated disks that lead to sciatica. Physical treatments (pt, chirpractic, traction) medical treatment (nsaids, pain medication, muscle relaxers, and steroids) and surgical treatment. Generally we use the first options before considering surgery. Bets to find a local neurosurgeon to review your case and your remaining options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do you know which specialist should a person seek out for suspected pinch nerves and cauda equina?
What do you advise if I'm needing some advice about how to massage a client with a neuro stimulator in their lumbar region.?
Keep Clear of Device: Just be aware not to massage around the battery site as it can cause the battery to move or pull on the leads in the spine. Also probably ask your client to turn machine off while getting massage if possible. Some people can experience an increase in stimulation if leads are pushed closer to spinal cord with massage. Try and use short strokes for technique around the scar tissue and battery. ...Read more
Time, medication...: Time is the biggest factor as most disc problems resolve. Activity modification, traction, wearing a support, exercise/physical therapy, medication & epidural steroid injections are options. Regular exercise and smoking cessation play a role in maintaining a healthy spine. In 10% of disc herniations, surgery indicated with 90% success rate in a non smoker assuming this is due to a disc issue ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Remove 'trap': Traped nerve, or the nerve that is getting choked , or stangled by scar tissue, or bone growth, or cought in the healing fracture, will give compression symptoms, nerve has to be released and relocated with better position, ulnar nerve in elbow, median nerve in carpel tunel syndrome are some examples. ...Read more
Not proven: Turmeric has many effects that can be beneficial for health. It can aid in digestion and serve as an antiinflammatory agent. It is not known to be useful for neuropathic pain. Such as that from diabetic neuropathy. Acetyl l carnitine has been proven to help with symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. ...Read more
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