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Lower right back muscle inflamed causing sharp pain(pinched nerve)down entire leg. "not spinal related".

Lower right back muscle inflamed causing sharp pain(pinched nerve)down entire leg. "not spinal related".

Sacroiliitis: Inflammation of the sacroiliac joint can mimic a ruptured disc in the back with radiating leg pain. By pushing over the dimple in the low right part of the back pain will be elicited (fortin test). See a chiropractor or neurosurgeon to obtain relief of the pain. ...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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My middle back hurts a lot i never had this problem before? I do have inflamed nerve in neck and nerve damage lower back from sports....

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My middle back hurts a lot i never had this problem before?  I do have inflamed nerve in neck and nerve damage lower back from sports....

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... Neck and low back pain can cause radiating pain as well. Please see a pain specialist for evaluation. You might benefit from therapy. ...Read more

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If my back pain responded well to strong steroids and anti inflammatory meds does that mean i would benefit from those injections that numb the nerves?

If my back pain responded well to strong steroids and anti inflammatory meds does that mean i would benefit from those injections that numb the nerves?

Get 2nd opinion: With cardiac catherization, endoscopy procedures done, and taking otc pain, and prescription blood pressure meds, you may benefit from seeing an osteopathic doctor to evaluate your pain, and musculoskeletal issues further, before using injectables. Steroids and anti-imflammatories are not safe to use long term, because of their side effect profiles.So, look at some non-drug alternatives 1st. ...Read more

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Burning pain, muscle spasms, back nerves inflamed. Neuro gave Pregabalin for 15 days. suggested hiv related myelin problem. Will short pgn course help?

Burning pain, muscle spasms, back nerves inflamed. Neuro gave Pregabalin for 15 days. suggested hiv related myelin problem. Will short pgn course help?

Yes it would help: you need to try it first before judging, most of the time it controls neuropathic pain due to inflammation, and follow up with the neurologist, good luck ...Read more

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I have low back pain its hard to move my legs could it be my nerves or bone my doc said I have L4 inflammatory he gave me ibuprofen i still feel pain?

I have low back pain its hard to move my legs could it be my nerves or bone my doc said I have L4 inflammatory he gave me ibuprofen i still feel pain?

Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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How to know if i pinched a nerve in my back?

How to know if i pinched a nerve in my back?

Pain: Bad discomfort in both back and one or both legs with exacerbation when you cough, sneeze, exert yourself, or roll over at night in bed could be signs of a ruptured disc compressing a nerve in your spine. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your nerves to grow back?

Is it possible for your nerves to grow back?

Yes: Peripheral nerves grow at about a mm a day there is also evidence that nerve growth factors are responsible for neurological regeneration. ...Read more

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What can cause a pinched nerve in back?

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