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How To Get Rid Of A Pinched Nerve
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Pinched Nerve: I believe the reason doctors have been avoiding this question is that much more info is needed. It really depends on how long it has been going on, if you had a previous injury, where the pain is located, does anything relieve it, does it radiate. The diagnosis of a pinched nerve in the hip is an uncommon one. Did you make that diagnosis yourself or did a doctor make it? ...Read more
It sounds like you : Are describing parathesias which is similar to the sensation when your arm or leg " falls asleep" and then you experience this sensation just before it "wakes up." medication like Neurontin or Lyrica (pregabalin) may help if indicated for use by your physician if that is the correct diagnosis. Sometimes other medications & treatment are indicated based on the cause of the pinched nerve & other symptoms. ...Read more
Not possible: Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disease that is lifelong right now as there is no cure available.It is a problem with some of your white blood cells that are "confused"and have started attacking your joints as if they were a bacterial or viral infection.However, we do have excellent meds with often minimal side effects to put disease to sleep:low dose weekly methotrexate, enbrel, humira, remicade (infliximab). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It's possible to get a pinched nerve from exercise especially if you accelerate weight too fast or aren't careful about form. The first response is ice on the sore spot 20 min out of every hour along with Ibuprofen (if yourstach tolerated it). If you are still in pain in a day or two, see yourdoctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
paralysis: Many different causes of cranial nerve palsies, with perhaps most common, bell's with facial nerve weakness, but also, diabetics may experience double vision from oculomotor palsy. The cranial nerves subserve the face, mouth, throat, and neck. Treatment is too variable to discuss here, but mayo clinic site does get into more detail. ...Read more
Nerve injury: As a surgeon, i repaired many transsected nerves. Without a surgical repair, there is little chance that the nerve will recover function. With a repair performed by an experienced microsurgeon, the odds are very good (depending on the extent and cause of trans-section) that there will be a significant recovery of function. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Most minor muscle strains will go away on there own. Heat, gentle stretching, tylenol, (acetaminophen) anti-inflammatories can be helpful for many. Important not to spend too much time laid up in bed as this does not help. If the pain is severe and debilitating, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time: All the medications that have been put forward to target cold viruses (not influenza) have not surprisingly proved lame and worse than the disease. Best rx's is Pseudoephedrine used judiciously and briefly, something like iboprofen for pain, and plenty of water to keep the pain meds from slowing down kidney function and keeping the chest secretions moist and flowing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Depends on which nerve, how long it's bothered you and how severe your symptoms are. In general, if conservative management with physical therapy fails and your condition is good enough to consider surgery, nerve release may be an option. Membrane stabilizing medications and nerve stimulators can also be effective in select cases. Neurologists and neurosurgeons are the experts for this issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a DIY project: You need professional help to determine the cause of the pain (cavity, infection, abscess, fracture, hyper function, etc.) and then to select the correct rx to treat the problem. Can't do this yourself. Otc pain relievers will only take the edge off temporarily as the underlying problem worsens. Please call a professional, call a dentist, and have your problem evaluated and then treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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