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How To Soothe A Pinched Nerve
Usually no surgery: Most just get better with time. So anyone can claim a 90% success rate with their care as this is the natural history but lifestyle changes including exercise, smoking cessation and weight control are important especially in minimizing recurrences. Sometimes , physical therapy, activity modifications, medication and epidural steroid injections can be of benefit. ...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
Where is it: More information needed to help you. Is it really a pinched nerve. It could be ligament instability or sprain in the neck or back and might benefit from prolotherapy to resolve the issue in the most conservative fashion. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to find a doctor who does this work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerve impingement: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. It can cause severe vision impairment and muscle spasms. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on the severity and cause of the pinched nerve. The good news is that in most cases, the pain from a pinched nerve improves within a few days to a few weeks. If symptoms persist or you have associated weakness or numbness or bowel/bladder problems, see a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Might work: First you need to know which nerve is pinched and how it came about. The essence of sound medical treatment is to correct the underlying cause of a condition, rather than simply treat symptoms. Ice or any topical treatment or any medication will not correct an anatomical defect. Get diagnosed--then treat. ...Read more
Time, medication...: Time is the biggest factor as most disc problems resolve. Activity modification, traction, wearing a support, exercise/physical therapy, medication & epidural steroid injections are options. Regular exercise and smoking cessation play a role in maintaining a healthy spine. In 10% of disc herniations, surgery indicated with 90% success rate in a non smoker assuming this is due to a disc issue ...Read more
Short or long time: Depending on the cause, and severity of the initial injury. See a doctor who does emg/ncv studies, such as a physiatrist, and have the nerve tested looking for cubital tunnel syndrome. Treatment options can be decided based on the test , symptoms and physical exam findings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve is caused by disc herniation or bulge in most cases, but can be caused by arthritis and stenosis in older people. There will be radiation of pain/tingling in the finders or toes. You may also have numbness in specific areas of the limb and in severe cases weakness in the limbs as well. A non-radiating pain is usually not a nerve. It may feel like pressure, tingling, shooting etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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