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L5 Nerve Pain
I am a 35 year old professor who effectievely used med. Mj to treat L5 slippage/nerve pain. Now I am seeking marinol. Who can I see to seek script?
Pain, MJ & opiate: Ur L5 nerve pain should b managed in other effective & alternative ways so that u may avoid mj & or opiate medication altogether. Aquatherapy, pt, relaxation, self hypnosis, 2 name a few, are effective. Fyi in 2008, over 36, 000 people died from drug overdoses & most of these deaths were caused by prescription drugs. In 2013: situation is worse. Pls b a healthy example 2 the kids u teach, thank u! ...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
MRI says Postero central and paracentral disc protusion at L5 S1 nerve pain left^right is surgery required although after rest less pain and relief.
What are treatment options (including exercise, pt, chyro) for L5 nerve root causing pain that radiates all the way to foot?
Nsaids, pt, shot, sx: Typically my progression of treatments will begin with nsaids and sometimes an oral steroid if very painful. I will also utilize physical therapy and usually most will resolve over 3-4 weeks. For those who still have a large amount of pain and do not improve, epiduals becomes the next line of treatment usually except in certain emergencies, surgery is the last option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a lamenectomy (sp?) 9/17/12. In l5. No more nerve pain but moderate pain in lower back and hip. Could the hip pain be related to back pain?
I have a bluging Central disc L4/L5, I get nerve pain down certain bits of both legs and feet, comes and goes in the day, is this due to disc?
In Brief...: L5 supplies the muscles that raise the big toe and foot & provides sensation to the top of the foot. S1 supplies the large calf muscles (those that "push") and provides both sensation to the outside of the foot and innervation for the "ankle jerk.". ...Read more
I have pain when sitting in butts seems like nerve pain . Dr. Wants me to try 4shots in facets L4 and L5 then maybe radio wave shot. I am not sure. ?
See a neurologist: There can be many causes, including radiculopathy, facet disease, muscle strain/sprain, trauma, nerve injury, etc. See a neurologist to discuss the symptoms in detail and in order to undergo a neurological examination. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000686.htm , http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/piriformis-syndrome-causes-symptoms-treatments ...Read more
Please Define: Left paracentral protrusion w/high intensity zone suggesting underlying annular tear versus fissure this does touch the left L5 nerve r?
Herniated disc: Herniated disc. Check out Spine-health.com.Get a more detailed answer ›
Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more