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How To Get Rid Of Pinched Nerve In Back
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
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
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
Given Your Pain: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What's the best way to get rid of a painful crick in the neck that won't let you move from the shoulder up?
Heat and massage: Try lots of heat to loosen up the muscles and then gentle massage and stretching. Anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen may help if you pre-medicate with this. If this does ot help, you may have to see your pcp for further evaluatiion and assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have it evaluated: First, find out what is causing it. See an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more
It will go away.: Most back pain especially for a young person like you is self-limiting and will heal itself. But just like any injury in any other part of the body, you must give it time and take care of it. Avoid activity that hurts your back, take over-the-counter pain medications as needed, ice or heat, and don't lay in bed all day. If pain persists for more than a week or is very bad, go see your physician. ...Read more
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