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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?

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 more

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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 are treatment options (including exercise, pt, chyro) for L5 nerve root causing pain that radiates all the way to foot?

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 more

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Can disc herniation at l4-l5 cause s1 nerve pain (pain along side of feet). How?

Can disc herniation at l4-l5 cause s1 nerve pain (pain along side of feet). How?

L5: Disc herniation a tl4 L5 causes L5 nerve pain which overlaps significantly with s1 and siatica pain hard clinically to distinguish. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See your doctor: It could be related , or the surgery may have unmasked a coinciding condition that was difficult for you to notice until the nerve pain was abated. Your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

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How are the symptoms of L5 nerve pinching different from s1 nerve pinching?

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

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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. ?

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

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What are L4 and L5 nerve damage symptoms?

What are L4 and L5  nerve damage symptoms?

Back and leg pain: The L4 and L5 nerve roots make up part of the sciatic nerve, typically cause low back pain, buttock pain and pain into the calf and foot. ...Read more

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Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more