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How To Soothe A Pinched Nerve
Depends on the cause: A pinched nerve causes symptoms of numbness, tingling and sometimes burning. When out hand or foot "falls asleep", that is a pinched nerve. It recovers in minutes. When a nerve is injured, such as a nerve in the neck, it may not recover for days, weeks, or months, depending on whether the cause is corrected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
None to multiple: This is typically a layman's term for a disc herniation. Most have no symptoms and are seen fairly frequently on imaging studies. Symptoms can range from pain in the spine , in the extremities, numbness, tingling, weakness & bowel/bladder problems . If at a thoracic or cervical level maybe gait, balance or spasticity issues as well as dexterity problems. This is known as a myleopathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It can feel like: Any number of symptoms ranging from none to: pain of varying types ie electrical or burning worse with certain positions/activities & better with others, numbing, tingling, weakness, or a combination of symptoms mentioned. Coughing, sneezing or bearing down may aggravate symptoms as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seen a doctor yet?: A pinched nerve (e.g. Sciatica) may cause severe pain and disability. If anti-inflammatories and usual pain meds have not controlled the pain then oral steroids (e.g. Medrol dose pak) followed by an injection may get the 'inflamed nerve' -under control. Other meds for 'nerve pain' may also help: Gabapentin or lyrica. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more
It may: There is sufficient evidence to suggest that therapeutic aquatic exercise is potentially beneficial to patients suffering from chronic low back pain. It can not "change the anatomy" of what is causing the pinch but it can provide an environment in which you could potentially exercise more, decrease the pain, and improve your function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve is also called radiculitis and causes radiating nerve root pain. People typically feel shooting or stabbing pain (can be constant or episodic) and follows a nerve root pattern it can be caused by a variety of factors. It's important to rule-out and red flags like weakness, bowel/bladder incontinence. If you have those, go to the hospital otherwise, go see your primary care doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pinched Nerves: Pinched nerves can progressively worsen. Would initiate ice and anti-inflammatories and pain medication. Surgical removal is indicated in intractable cases, when the offending agent remains pressing on the nerve possibly causing pain, numbness, tingling, or even weakness... You should see a physician if the weakness or pain are significant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
12-16 weeks: Your symptoms should resolve within the first 3-4 months. Physical therapy, rest, and injections can help. If the pain is unbearable, if you have weakness, then you may need to seek treatment sooner. You have excellent neurosurgeons in your town. Dr. Wade ceola and dr. Chad morgan are spine fellowship trained neurosurgeons in springfield who can help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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