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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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What's better for a pinched nerve, heat or ice?

What's better for a pinched nerve, heat or ice?

Pain Treatment : I recommend using the treatment which gives you better pain relief. Usually ice for the first 3-4 days to decrease swelling followed by heat to improve bloodflow and promote healing is prescribed. ...Read more

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What is best for a pinched nerve in neck? Heat or ice?

What is best for a pinched nerve in neck? Heat or ice?

New:ice;old:heat: A "pinched nerve in the neck" covers a lot of diagnostic ground.
If you have numbness and/or tingling in your arm or hand this may be a cervical neuropathy caused by a nerve impinged as it exits the cervical(neck) vertebral hole(foramen).
A cheap and often effective treatment is home traction. It consists of an over the door pulley and halter. ...Read more

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31 male Pain in my left chest above my nipple. When I move only feels like a pinched nerve it squeezing? Also, what does pi in oximeter stand for? Is it the strength of the pulse? It was 12.2 and I can't feel the pounding heat beat feeling in chest

31 male Pain in my left chest above my nipple. When I move only feels like a pinched nerve it squeezing? Also, what does pi in oximeter stand for? Is it the strength of the pulse? It was 12.2 and I can't feel the pounding heat beat feeling in chest

A pinching feeling: Above the nipple could be a sign of costochondritis, inflammation of the joint that connects a rib to the breast bone. Pulse oximetry measures the percent of your red blood cells that are carrying oxygen (normal >95%.) It also measures heart rate (normal 60-110) but not the strength of heart contraction. A doctor can estimate the strength of contraction by feeling your pulse. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve and I am having pain down from my knee down and sharp pains at the bottom of my feet what should I do to keep the pain down ice and heat is no longer worker and im also on motrin and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)

I have a pinched nerve and I am having pain down from my knee down and sharp pains at the bottom of my feet what should I do to keep the pain down ice and heat is no longer worker and im also on motrin and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)

Evaluation: If you havn't been evaluated for this problem I would see and orthopaedic surgeon. Physical therapy can help as well as oral steroids. Injections in the spine, called esi's or epidural corticosteroid injections can be helpful as well. If several months of conservative management does not work then sometimes surgical management is necessary to resolve the pain. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc in T 6 and bulging disc in 5&7 in neck for yrs. Pinched nerve in shoulder blade causing pain in arm and numbing in hand I have tried over the counter meds heat and ice. Nothing helps.?

Further treatment: There are more aggressive treatment options for the spine that are more powerful than using over the counter medications, but they get progressively more involved. From non-invasive alternatives such as physical therapy or chiropractic care, to interventional pain procedures which are invasive but non-surgical, to even surgical considerations. I would not hesitate to be seen to discuss options. ...Read more

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Is ice or heat better for a lower back pinch nerve that effects my right hip?

Is ice or heat better for a lower back pinch nerve that effects my right hip?

Likely not a pinched: Is there a ropey muscle and a very tender knot in your butt muscle? If so, find the knot and push on it to make it smaller. If this helps your pain, this is not a pinched nerve. Learn more about myofascial pain www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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I work outside all day in the heat and I have been feeling lightheaded could it be affecting the pinched nerves in my neck more? Or what could it be?

I work outside all day in the heat and I have been feeling lightheaded could it be affecting the pinched nerves in my neck more? Or what could it be?

Blood pressure?: There could be several reasons as to why you are feeling light-headed--especially out doors. The Florida heat and lack of good hydration may be contributing. Also, if you are anemic (or pregnant). Certain medications can also contribute to feeling light-headed. If it persists, you may want to check with your doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to take care of a pinched nerve in a shoulder caused by a friend?

Depends: A literal pinched nerve in the shoulder can be treated with physical therapy vs injections vs surgery. Often, however, a sensation of a pinched nerve in the shoulder is caused by a cervical pinched nerve, and even shoulder pathology such as a rotator cuff tendonitis could be mistaken for a pinched nerve in the shoulder. If your symptoms do not improve over time, see a physician. ...Read more

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Can you give me some good tips for back pain pinched nerve?

Can you give me some good tips for back pain pinched nerve?

Stretch and PT: If you are having back pain and pinched nerve symptoms (pain and tingling into your leg(s)), you will need to try both stretching and may want to seek the services of a physical therapist (pt). If you also have weakness, you should see a md immediately. Pt can be very helpful for patient with early (less than 3 months) pinched nerve symptoms. Over 3 months, you may need a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What is a good way to relieve back pain from a pinched nerve?

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 more

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Can you recommend a good way to relieve back pain from a pinched nerve?

Pinched nerve: For most people, a pinched spinal nerve will cause predominantly extremity (i. E arm or leg) pain rather than back pain. Treatment options include physical therapy (progressive strengthening/stretching) and medications and spinal injections. If severe (i.e. Causing neurologic deficit), a pinched nerve may even require surgery. ...Read more

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How good are epidurial cortisone injections for a pinched nerve?

How good are epidurial cortisone injections for a pinched nerve?

Fair: There is strong scientific evidence that esi for a pinched nerve from an acute disk herniation can help control symptoms, buy time for recovery, and decrease the need for microdiscectomy. Esi for a pinched nerve from sources other than an acute disk herniation is widely accepted, but less definitively proven. Esi in the absence of symptomatic nerve compression is of unproven benefit. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to see a chiropractor for a pinched nerve in my lower back. I also have 3 slipped discs?

Is it a good idea to see a chiropractor for a pinched nerve in my lower back. I also have 3 slipped discs?

Yes: Yes, I think it is fine to see a chiropractor for your back, it is an accepted treatment for patients with back problems. If it is not helpful, you can see a md for a second opinion, but there are many people who can get good symptom improvement through chiropractic care. ...Read more

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Good day. the right side of my back is burning and lower back throbbing. I have a pinched nerve and waa in hospital. what can I do next?

Good day. the right side of my back is burning and lower back throbbing. I have a pinched nerve and waa in hospital. what can I do next?

Follow up with MD: You were hospitalized for back pain and pinched nerve.You must have been given prescription for pain meds and adviced Physical Therapy,Pain Management and follow up.I suggest you follow up with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe pain at the base of my skull that radiates up behind my right eye. Could it be a pinched nerve? Is there a good way to tell?

CervicogenicHeadache: The most common cause of a cervicogenic headache is a stress to your neck and spine due to a bad posture, previous trauma, bulging disk or pinching nerve.
The treatment is conservative, nonsurgical and reversible.

Re. See a headache or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause heart attack like symptoms? Sharp pain in left sternum and down left arm. Have been to cardiologist recently. Heart is good

Yes: A nerve root compression in your neck (cervical spine) can do this — at your age, a ruptured disc would be the most likely culprit, usually trauma related. Tumors are thankfully rare but in the differential diagnosis. An MRI and EMG would confirm this. ...Read more

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Is there any good pain killers over-the-counter for pinched nerves in spine my doctor just told me I have to deal with it for life it hurts bad everyd?

Depends on: The kind of pain you are suffering from. If it's mild to moderate and coming from irritation of the nerves, over the count anti-inflammatory (nsaids) like motrin, Naproxen may help. Just consult with your doctor and make sure that you don't have any side effects like gastritis. If your pain is more severe and involves nerve type of pain like burning, numbness you need to see a specialist. ...Read more

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Swimming good for bulge disc/herniated disc lower back? What this also help with tight, stiff muscles? Help to put pressure of pinched nerves?

Swimming good for bulge disc/herniated disc lower back? What this also help with tight, stiff muscles? Help to put pressure of pinched nerves?

Swimming: Swimming is a very good activity for someone with back pain. The water helps to unweight the spine. I refer many of my patients for water therapy. ...Read more

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Doc says I have good strength n won't give me an MRI bcuz she says I have a neck pinch nerve causes tingling in my arms/hands.X-ray normal. Right diag?

Doc says I have good strength n won't give me an MRI bcuz she says I have a neck pinch nerve causes tingling in my arms/hands.X-ray normal. Right diag?

More information: If you are concerned or perhaps disagree with your physician, consider a 2nd opinion, possibly with a neurologist.

Not every patient or condition benefits from imaging. However, if imaging is felt to be appropriate, pre-and post-contrast enhanced MRI of the cervical spine would be a great place to start. ...Read more

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How do you get a pinched nerve?

Usually muscle: At your age (21 yrs) usually muscle tension and swelling will "pinch" the nerve after trauma. ...Read more

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What to do about pinched nerve?

What to do about pinched nerve?

Pinched nerve: Consult an orthopedic specialist for workup & tx recommendations. ...Read more

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The 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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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