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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: With such limited information, one can only talk in generalities. Most back difficulties resolve on their own in six to twelve weeks. For persistent symptoms, seek the consult of a spine specialist. ...Read more
I pulled out my back lifting a box and i think it's a pinch nerve. What should I do to help or get rid of the pain?
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
Disc herniation: Natural history, or the normal healing process, varies between people. However, symptoms can begin and disappear in days. Generally, i give my patients 6 weeks to 3 months for healing. Thereafter, it is likely to be prolonged without surgical treatment. The benefit of surgery is faster return to work/activities, but ultimate result years down the road is equivalent with/without surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: To correct a trapped or compressed nerve, that hasn't repsonded to conservative non-operative treatments, the most recommended procedure is a laminectomy. This is a surgical technique in which portions of the lamina (bone), ligamentum flavum (ligament), facet joint, and/or disc are removed to decompress the trapped nerve. Occasionally, a fusion may be necessary to acheive the expected result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was told I have small like nerve endings on my lower back, giving me pain. Anything I can do to get rid of this pain?
Some meds may help: If you have an rx plan, they might cover Lyrica (pregabalin) which is very effective for some nerve pain. If you have to pay out of pocket, then nortriptyline or Gabapentin should be tried. Osteopathic manipulative treatment will address any functional component of your back pain, helping you to move more normally and therefore heal faster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad suffered a major illness (pinch nerve) three years ago, since then he's being having flare ups, why is that?, and can he prevent them
Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more
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