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How To Get Rid Of Pinched Nerve In Neck
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
Is a pinched nerve in the neck at C5 C6 a serious condition? Is a pinched nerve like cervical radiculopathy? Please help
Outcome varies: If there is compression of one of the nerve roots it is sometimes equivalent to a "pinched nerve" . This type of physical compression of a nerve root can result in a radiculopathy. The outcome is variable. Sometimes over a period of days - weeks the radiculopathy will spontaneously improve. If you start noticing difficulty in pinching (weakness) of your thumb and index finger then check with MD. ...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
Neuro said i had severe pinched nerves in neck or "cervical radiculopathy" he said this is cause of my very mild swallowing and breathing issues true?
Insufficient data: Does "neuro" mean neurologist or neurosurgeon? Why did you meekly accept the answer but then post here? Ask doc to explain the neuroanatomy: EXACTLY what cervical levels, roots &/or nerves are affected & which ones involve breathing & which swallowing. Ask to review test results (MRI, CT, myelogram or EMG/NCS). Finally, if no treatment is recommended, I suggest seeking another opinion. ...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
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?
Rashes: Dermatologist can help, since you need to have it looked at. ...Read more
See below: The most prominent bump at the base of your neck is the back of the c7 vertebrae. This represents normal anatomy. Sometimes with poor posture this area can seem more prominent. Exercises focusing on posture can help. ...Read more
There is pain in between my shoulders and neck (lower and on the sides)..How can I get rid of it?
Try several things: Most just get better with time but heat applications, gentle stretching while taking a hot shower, avoiding prolonged positioning as well as restricting some aggravating activities can help. Using a small pillow instead of several or one large one as well as usingtylenol or anti-inflammatories like Naproxen or ibuprophen can help as long as no Aspirin allergy, ulcer hx or use of blood thinners. ...Read more
Try Heat, NSAID: Ibuprofen and heat can help with the pain and stiffness. You can take Ibuprofen or Naproxen . If it continues, you can try neck exercises but before you do, i would recommend an evaluation by a reliable chiropractor or physiatrist. Most neck problems are cause by poor posture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise therapy: The primary treatment for chronic low grade spinal pain is exercise therapy. This can be combined with anti-inflammatory medication, heat, and possibly massage. Often initial treatment with a physical therapist can provide the right direction, followed up by home exercises. If your symptoms have been going on for more than a month, i would recommend having an evaluation by your physician. ...Read more
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