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How To Unpinch 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 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
See DO: 1st you need to find out if it is sciatica. Tight/spasmed glutehip muscles, misaligned pelvis can also cause similar symptoms. Dos are dr who have also been trained to diagnose & treat muscular/skeletal problems using techniques to relax muscles, realign bones & in general bring the body back into normal alignment. These techniques are used in addition to regular medical treatments/medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
symptomatically: Recovery usually is signaled by improvement/resolution of your symptoms. ...Read more
It sounds like you : Are describing parathesias which is similar to the sensation when your arm or leg " falls asleep" and then you experience this sensation just before it "wakes up." medication like Neurontin or Lyrica (pregabalin) may help if indicated for use by your physician if that is the correct diagnosis. Sometimes other medications & treatment are indicated based on the cause of the pinched nerve & other symptoms. ...Read more
Time plus: Time is the best healer but activity restriction, guided exercise, medication especially a steroid pack, and even epidural steroid injections may help. Cessation of smoking, weight reduction and regular exercise will help prevent a recurrence which has a rate of 5% if due to a disc herniation. 90% are treated without surgery with 10% going to surgery with a 90% success rate if not a smoker. ...Read more
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
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
Rest, icing: The goal is to relieve the pressure on the nerve a diminish the local inflammation. Resting in a position to relieve strain in that area is useful. Icing can be a great relief and the use of nsaids is frequently helpful. Massage is a good reliever but if the condition persists week after week or is worsening, then you need to be evaluated by your orthopod. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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