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How do you treat a pinched nerve in the back?

How do you treat a pinched nerve in the back?

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 more

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Nerve (Definition)

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


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How can I treat a pinched nerve in my back?

How can I treat a pinched nerve in my back?

Thorough evaluation: Start with your primary care physician to begin work up, order appropriate studies, and decide if you need a referral to a spine specialist (neuro or ortho spine surgeon). Not every disc herniation needs surgery - usually a last resort. Start with medications, physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, injections. If you are still having trouble despite these treatments, seek a surgical opinion. ...Read more

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How do they treat a pinched nerve in your back that is causing pains all they way down your leg to your foot?

How do they treat a pinched nerve in your back that is causing pains all they way down your leg to your foot?

A number of ways: There are a number of possible treatments for a pinched nerve. These include (but are not limited to) steroid injections, surgical decompression, physical therapy and osteopathic manipulation. What particular treatment you receive will depend on the severity of your symptoms and the skill and expertise of your treating physician. ...Read more

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Could it happen that a pinched nerve in the back cause constipation?

Could it happen that a pinched nerve in the back cause constipation?

Constipation: Pinched nerves in lumbar spine will cause either back pain, or shooting pains/numbness/weakness down the leg. Constipation would result from inactivity, or medications like narcotics, ssri/antidepressants, muscle relaxers, or neuropathic pain meds. ...Read more

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What is the most accurate test that will locate a pinched nerve in the back? I experience a lot of pain in the front of my thighs comes and goes 4 days

What is the most accurate test that will locate a pinched nerve in the back? I experience a lot of pain in the front of my thighs comes and goes 4 days

NCV: A MRI is the standard imaging test but a nerve conduction velocity/ EMG is probably the most sensitive test for nerve impingement. A good physical examination combined with your history will go a long way as well. See a medical professional. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a pinched nerve?

What's the best way to treat a pinched nerve?

Depends: Typically careful stretching exercise and traction first, second nerve block, third surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a pinched nerve?

What is the best way to treat a pinched nerve?

No best way: There is really no best way. It depends on the location, pain character, activity limitation that it causes, and also patient preference to treatment options. Discuss with your doctor regarding the different options of treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat a pinched nerve in my neck?

How to treat a pinched nerve in my neck?

Evaluation: Get evaluation by nerosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine. ...Read more

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Will a pinched nerve in the back cause pain and swelling in the knee?

Will a pinched nerve in the back cause pain and swelling in the knee?

Knee and spine: No but low back related weakness and proprioception problems around the knee joint can exaggerate and accelerate the wear and tear that a knee endures, and sometimes is a fundamental aggravating, causative factor. ...Read more

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How to treat a pinched nerve?

Generic answer: Variety of different approaches based on which nerve, and where. Surgery might be an answer for ruptured disc, pinching nerve in neck or back. Carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, nerves decompressed at wrist and elbow. Sometimes local steroid injections, even epidural steroids may stabilize the compression. Never hurts to supplement with one b-100 complex daily, and meds useful for symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I treat a pinched nerve?

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 more

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How do you treat a pinched nerve between the shoulder blades?

Talk to MD: This can be treated either conservatively or with anything up to surgery. First talk to pcp and try nsaids and rest. If this doesn't work consult pain doctor or spine surgeon to investigate options. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how people treat a pinched nerve in shoulder?

Can someone tell me how people treat a pinched nerve in shoulder?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. 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

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How do I treat a pinched nerve in your neck along with ear pain?

Nerve compression: Ear pain is typically not related to a pinched nerve in the neck, you might want to consult an ENT physician in regards to the ear pain. ...Read more

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Best way to treat pinched nerve?

Surgery: Remove lesion using minimally invasive spine surgery. Start with pt/ core conditioning, possible selective nerve injections. Mri necessary. ...Read more

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What can cause a pinched nerve in back?

USUALLY a disc: A 'pinched nerve' can be due to a 'bulging disc' or a 'bone spur' or a combination of both. ...Read more

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What works in taking care of a pinched nerve in my back?

Pinched Nerve: A pinched nerve is typically still intact and does not need 'to heal'. The reason for the pinching is typically arthritis or a herniated disc for example, and that needs to be diagnosed correctly before we know what to do for it. Maintaining flexibility is hugely important and anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen-like meds) can be helpful too... Find a good ortho spine doc to diagnose the problem. Thx! ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a pinched nerve in your back?

Pinched nerve: Pain is the most common sign with pain in the back and then sometimes radiating down the leg. In more severe cases there can be weakness and numbness in the legs. ...Read more

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