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How Long Does A Pinched Nerve In The Neck Last
Hi, do you know how long pinch nerve can last? It's been 16 days and my neck got better but left arm pain still there
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
Can nerve irritation like sciatica or pinched nerve in the neck lead to stroke, if pinch is long lasting?
I am 42 male. I was diagnosed with pinched nerve in neck 3 weeks ago. Still getting pain & numbness. How long till it gets better? I'm in agony. Thxx
Variable: There are very degrees of nerve involvement ranging from mild and self-limiting to severe, which may require surgical decompression. As such, an accurate diagnosis should be determined. This can be accomplished by a neurologic examination, MRI and/or EMG/nerve conduction studies that will localize and prognosticate a compressive neuropathy. Once this is done then treatment can be recommended. ...Read more
Diagnosed with pinched nerve in neck, last 2 days have had lightheadedness and dizzy. Is this normal?
Since last month I've had a sharp pain in my neck, shoulder, & arm all on the right side. Wondering if it could possibly be a tear or pinched nerve?
Neck, arm pain: This question is not appropriate as it is patient specific. Having stated that, yes cervical nerves do travel to the neck and upper extremity and can get "pinched". There can be many other causes of sharp pain, some of which need looking into. The exact distribution of pain is very important to direct further diagnostic tests such as MRI. ...Read more
In the last couple of months I have had discogenic pinched nerve in my neck that is not healing and started biting tongue and stutterin g?
See pain management: Nerve impingement can be caused by nerve being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain and burning pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. Take care. ...Read more
I have a pinched nerve in my Trapezius. What can I do to? And how long would it take to heal? The pain spreads to my Neck, upper & lower back & arms.
I have a pinched nerve in my neck that's caused pain for years. It's my neck & it shoots down arm to hand. What's my options without pills long term?
When you get a pinched nerve surgery and have the metal casings in your neck, how long before the doctor remove the casing and screw. Are is the permi?
They are permanent.
cannot say in your particular case, but generally, ...Read more
..Been nursing a pinched nerve in my neck for 6 weeks, massage, pt, antiiflammatory, recently a dose of steroids (8day prednisone).How long till bette?
Time and cause: Unfortunately, the duration of the problem and the cause of the pinched nerve will determine the duration of suffering and whether it can resolve on the treatment that you are undergoing right now. Knowledge of the source of the problem is imperative. Neck problems may also have a tmj/tmd componet and should not be ignored. ...Read more
Pain in my neck, and upper back. I get a tingly sensation in my neck/hand. Last night I had a brief but mild throb by my armpit. Pinched nerve? Thanks
Can be: Sometimes the C8 root will give symptoms like this. Just need to see specialist to get a more detailed question and answer session and exam. ...Read more
Pain in the neck: Ouch! neck pain can be tricky. Managment depends on mechanism and symptoms. In the setting of normal xrays/CTs/MRIs, patients are usually given any of the following: NSAIDS, muscle relaxer, steroids, and sometimes narcotic pain meds. See your doctor should you develop numbness/weakness/tingling in your arms or legs. ...Read more
I guess not: I am not quite certain what you refer to natural cure. If it is some sort of manipulation, then I doubt, since all the manipulations can only be as deep as muscles and the problem is deeper in the nerves. There may be some non-surgical options of treatment, but that's a different story. Acupuncture may help relieve some symptoms, but won't cure it completely. ...Read more
Pins and needles: The pain can many times feel like electric shocks going down your upper extremity, in some it can feel like pins and needles. And some people it can be a burning discomfort. ...Read more
Cerv Radiculopathy: Radiating pain into the arm/hand may be associated with numbness or weakness—radiculopathy. If due to a disc herniation, 80% likely to heal with time. No hurry if not worsening, but, should be seen if not getting better. Nonsurgical usually helps—mckenzie pt, nerve root injections, nsaid's. Surgery with disc fusion or replacement if all else fails. ...Read more
The usual causes of a pinched nerve in the neck are disc herniation, bone spurs or collapsed disc space. Most patients have arm pain, numbness or weakness in the area served by the irritated nerve. Occasionally, patients will also complain of headaches, jaw pain.
Check with a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
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
No: A "pinched nerve" can be many things. It can be diagnosed by symptoms and examination alone, but an imaging study such as a MRI can tell the degree of nerve root compression if it is from a disc herniation. A pinched nerve is never fatal but can be painful and result in a motor or sensory problem if serious. There are many basic rx including antiinflammatories and oral steroids if indicated. ...Read more
Is it normal for a pinched nerve in the neck to continue hurting after I've been to the chiro twice? Some days I can't feel a thing and the next I do.
What can be done for nerve impingement in the neck? Is that the same as a pinched nerve in the neck? What are the symptoms of nerve infringement? Help
Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management.
It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more
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