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How To Get Rid Of Pinched Nerve In Back
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
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
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?
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
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
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
3 things: Scapulothoracic pain can be multifactorial. However, most commonly it is secondary to a muscle strain and or bursitis. I would do three things: 1, stretch by grasping a door frame and sustain a pull to the scapular region sevral times a day, 2. Heat several times a day and 3. Put a tennis ball in a sock, throw it over your shoulder and massage the area using a wall for pressure. ...Read more
Work on it daily: Pain management can be useful if it helps you to move normally while you heal. If you smoke, you must stop. What ever type of activity/lifestyle produces the damage to your back must be modified. Physical therapy for a core strengthening, yoga type stretching home exercise program that incorporates proper breathing and body awareness is the pathway that I have seen the most success. Patience! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lower back pain, have gone to pain specialist and have gotten some of my nerves burned to get rid of the pain. 3 weeks later the same painnus t?
Eval SI joint: Often there are several causes of pain. If the RFA was done correctly, the pain should be gone for 6-12 months. Are you using adjuvants like the gabapentinoids? Common back pain can also be caused by sacro,iliac joints and lumbar muscles. I do,assume you had a good work up,with imaging and EMG........to determine pain generator. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my husband's sciatic nerve pain is on the upper back of the leg under his butt. it above. how can he get rid of this pain?
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 more
There's no pain, but once in awhile a tingling sensation in the elbow, ring/pinky& lil in shoulder blade. Pinch nerve? ulnar nerve problem? treatment?
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
Back spasms: The first step to stopping back spasms is to determine the cause of the spasms. The causes are varied and range from a pulled muscle, a urinary tract infection, kidney stones, a ruptured disc, a spine tumor or disc space infection. Increased sweating suggests an active infection. See a neurosurgeon to determine the cause and to provide a focused treatment. ...Read more
Injections.: When i hear "bad back", it sound like this has been going on for some time. Therefore the number one cause of chronic back pain is arthritis of the lumbar facet joints. Muscle tension/spasm can cause a lot of pain but usually triggered by underlying arthritis. Disc problems can also contribute to certain pain patterns. Talk with your doc about your particular symptom complex to discuss treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosis 1st Tx 2nd: 1st, we need to know what the patches are- it could be tinea versicolor- a fungus treated with selenium sulfide (selsun blue) and topical antifungals. It could be pityriasis alba- a condition related to eczema treated with steroids. It could be vitiligo- treated with antiinflammatory's or light. See a dermatologist & get a diagnosis 1st prior to treating! ...Read more
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