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Doctor insights on: How To Treat A Pinched Nerve In The Neck

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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

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 to treat a pinched a nerve in the groin area?

How to treat a pinched a nerve in the groin area?

Groin area?: How do you know you have a pinched a nerve in the groin area? A pinched a nerve in the groin area is uncommon because there's not much there that can pinch a nerve, except maybe the anterior superior iliac spine. If you have diagnosed yourself, don't. See your doctor for a real diagnosis. ...Read more

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Best way to treat a trapped nerve in the neck?

A few approaches: Short of surgery, which is not always the best option, conservative approaches do include motorized cervical traction with a skilled physical therapist. (even home traction with the saunders device). Sometimes acupuncture is quite useful.. Osteopathic treatment has been successful. Mckenzie neck exercises may work, and epidural steroid injections could be considered. ...Read more

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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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What to do for a pinched nerve in neck?

Trickey: If you have a definate diagnosis either by MRI and emg, then ask your pcp to refer you to an interventional pain doctor. Epidural steroid injection may be very helpful. ...Read more

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How can you treat a scapula injury that is affecting the back and neck?

How can you treat a scapula injury that is affecting the back and neck?

Need diagnosis: scapular injury, trauma? many different reasons for pain around the scapula and neck. pinched nerve, local muscle problems, shoulder problems, etc. get checked out ...Read more

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Whats the best thing to take for a pinched nerve in the neck?

Whats the best thing to take for a pinched nerve in the neck?

Not medication: The best treatments are always those that get at the root cause of the problem. The nerve needs to get "un-pinched." often physical therapy or traction will help but sometimes surgery is needed. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause a stroke?

No: Strokes are caused by decreased blood flow to the brain or bleeding in the brain. A pinched nerve in the neck does not affect the brain. ...Read more

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What can be done for nerve impingement in the neck? Is that the same as a pinched nerve in the neck? What are the symptoms of nerve infringement? Help

What can be done for nerve impingement in the neck? Is that the same as a pinched nerve in the neck? What are the symptoms of nerve infringement? Help

Nerve impingement?: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...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 do I deal with a pinched nerve in the neck?

Evaluation: If otc nsaids (aleve, motrin), and tylenol (acetaminophen) are not helping and the radiating arm pain is progressing, then you need a medical evaluation with xrays and possibly MRI if the exam reveals an abnormality. ...Read more

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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 can I used for pinched nerve in the lumbar spine ?

Pinched nerve: The answer depends on the meaning of the pinched nerve. I need further information to comment on this. A complete neurological exam is necessary to make sure there is no ruptured disc or other symptoms like pain radiating to legs. If it means simple low back due to muscle spasm, then simple stretches, ibuprofen, and moist heat may help. But i need further medical information regarding pinch nerve. ...Read more

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How is a facet injection done in the neck? And when is it donw? Can a cervical MRI show a root nerve impingement in the neck? Please help

How is a facet injection done in the neck? And when is it donw?  Can a cervical MRI show a root nerve impingement in the neck? Please help

X-Ray Flouroscopy: Facet Joint Injection is done under x-ray guidance with special equipment to help guide the needle. Its done for neck pain due to facet joint arthritis or facet syndrome/whiplash. MRI may show nerve root impingement, however the limitation the MRI has is its a static image and unfortunately your spine and discs move so can't see that movement. Consider Weight-bearing MRI for better clarity. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause facil and scalp tingles and numbness to the touch as with the feet and legs ?Will the emg test figure this out?

Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause facil and scalp tingles  and numbness to the touch as with the feet and legs ?Will the emg test figure this out?

Numbness: An upper cervical nerve problem can cause posterior scalp numbness. Facial numbness is due to either a cranial nerve or brain. Tingling and numbness in face, scalp, and legs without arms involved is unusual but can be caused by what is call a peripheral neuropathy. An electrodiagnostic test involving nerve conduction and EMG may be quite helpful in determining what and how nerves are effected. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve in the neck cause low blood flow to the body along with less oxygen to the muscles. Feel like I might have a pinched nerve in the n?

Can pinched nerve in the neck cause low blood flow to the body along with less oxygen to the muscles.  Feel like I might have a pinched nerve in the n?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. See your dentist for tooth pain. ...Read more

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How to treat nerve pain in my arm?

How to treat nerve pain in my arm?

Pinched nerve: Pain that runs down the arm with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more

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What's a good way to handle nerve and artery compression in neck?

What's a good way to handle nerve and artery compression in neck?

Need more info: The anatomy of what you describing is important to consider before treatments can be considered - is this a cervical spine problem, for example the vertebral artery is a problem - or is it more a thoracic outlet (where nerves leave the neck and arteries leave the chest. In general conservative therapies like pt and sometimes gentle chiropractic treatments are used for the latter; pt for former. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck or head cause you to be off balance and have daily body tremors? How would a pinch nerve be diagnosed?

Can a pinched nerve in the neck or head cause you to be off balance and have daily body tremors? How would a pinch nerve be diagnosed?

Yes: Some of the nerves in the neck connect with your balance system (c2), and this nerve is sometimes blocked to treat vertigo. Mri may be helpful, or it may not. Tremors are another issue and most likely unrelated. ...Read more