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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?

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