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Is There A Recommended Dosage Of Ibuprofen For A Pinched Nerve
For sure: Depends on which nerve, how long it's bothered you and how severe your symptoms are. In general, if conservative management with physical therapy fails and your condition is good enough to consider surgery, nerve release may be an option. Membrane stabilizing medications and nerve stimulators can also be effective in select cases. ...Read more
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
Various: There are 3 classes of medications for this type of pain: 1- anti-inflammatory: steroids (solumedrol, decadron, etc)and nsaids (ibuprofen, motrin, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc) 2- muscle relaxants (e.g., soma, flexeril) 3- narcotics (vicodin, oxycodone, etc) i prefer using classes 1 and 2 before resorting to class 3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a medication that chronic sciatic nerve suffers has to take ever day for the symptoms of sciatica?
There are several : Classes of medication that can be used alone if in combination including non steroidal anti inflammatories used with a protecting anti ulcer drug like prilosec, Neurontin or lyrica, Amitriptyline or nortriptyline, Cymbalta or even tylenol (acetaminophen).. You can discuss this with a pain management specialist who can help you to manage the medications in addition to instructing you on other recommendations ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why permanent?: Bursitis is often a secondary cause of another underlying issue.Rarely does bursitis occur spontaneously without some other defect contributing to its occurrence. First get evaluation by physician who specializes in musculoskeletal injury (physiatrist, orthopedics, or sports medicine. Many different meds can be used for bursitis pain & is best discussed with your doc, to see which 1 is right for u. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a stronger combination of medicines than lyrica (pregabalin) and naproxen for treating nerve pain in the feet?
If ibuprofen is no longer working to reduce the pain from a toothache, would dihydrocodeine be a good alternative?
What type of doctor is better to see for treatment of small fiber neuropathy in the legs- a neurologist or a pain management doctor? pain is bad
I guess not: I am not quite certain what you refer to natural cure. If it is some sort of manipulation, then i doubt, since all the manipulations can only be as deep as muscles and the problem is deeper in the nerves. There may be some non-surgical options of treatment, but that's a different story. Acupuncture may help relieve some symptoms, but won't cure it completely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comfortable: There really is no specific mattress recommendations that i tell patients. My post-op patients do prefer mattresses that are firm, since it aids in mobilization in and out of bed. It may be a good time to look at a new mattress....Many patients have old mattresses that have lost support over the years of usage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A range of options.: A pinched nerve is first treated with rest, physical therapy, and medications. Those that do not get better over time may need an evaluation by a pain specialist for blocks (injections) to the cervical spine to help control the pain. Only in a few cases is surgery needed. There are various surgical procedures available for a pinched nerve depending on the findings on an mri. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a risk in venipuncture for an aspirin taker? I take about 650mg of aspirin a day. Is there any risk in getting a venipuncture for lab work?
R/O SCIATICA : Yes TENS AND A HOME ULTRASOUND CAN HELP SCIATICA. You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam with reflexes Checked. Also X-ray of lumbar spine and if no improvement an MRI to rule out arthritis a bulging disc or congenital back issue. Till then no heavy lifting F/U with doctor for medical treatment. NSAID/Muscle Relaxant. Also start a GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH.COM& focus on WG LOSS. ...Read more
Is methotraxate injectiion taken for a lifetime? Is it discontinued after a time? Is there a thing of overdose of methotraxate. Please afvice.
Doctor's discretion.: methrotrexate on a long term basis is to be prescribed by your doctor - Rheumatologist/Oncologist ,as you can potentially bad side effects from it. There may be periods whenyou will not be on it,if the disease is not active, whichever dz. is getting treated for. Small maintenance dose of the medication -orally/inj , weekly ,most of the time for conditions like lupus , rheumatoid arthritis aregiven ...Read more
None: There are no vitamins or herbs which have reliably demonstrated to relieve joint pain, although some selected patients seem to improve with a gluten-free diet. I currently recommend that an adult living in the USA with any kind of normal diet avoid all multivitamins completely. There are too many GI problems. I have done work with joint pain. Google "Principles of Intrinsic Medicine" for my link. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
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