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I have lower back nerve damage from sports would electro acupuncture and therapy help my injury?

I have lower back nerve damage from sports would electro acupuncture and therapy help my injury?

Acupuncture w e-stim: Ensure that your injury has been properly worked up (ie. Orthopedic surgeon, neurologist, neurosurgeon).
Talk with your physician about using acupuncture as an adjunct to your treatment. Acupuncture with electric stimulation is often effective to improve range of motion, and to decrease inflammation & pain. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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I broke my tailbone and lower back; could this cause sciatic nerve damage?

I broke my tailbone and lower back; could this cause sciatic nerve damage?

Possibly: If you use the term sciatic nerve to mean nerve root damage, it depends upon the type of fracture. Sciatic nerve damage would depend upon the location of the fracture as well. You doctor can tell based upon your symptoms, exam, and the images. ...Read more

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I have an itch but can't find it? Iv had 3 lower back operations and severe nerve damage down leg, could this be the reason?

I have an itch but can't find it? Iv had 3 lower back operations and severe nerve damage down leg, could this be the reason?

Nerve damage: Injury to nerves can cause odd feeling such as burning or itching that is difficult to localize. Your 3 prior back operations could be related depending on the area (dermatome) that is itching and the levels of surgery. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower back painful to lie on it if it's pressed etc could it be nerve damage had major bowel surgery 4 months ago?

I have pain in my lower back painful to lie on it if it's pressed etc could it be nerve damage had major bowel surgery 4 months ago?

Could be: Could also be due to muscle spasm, vertebral dysf., sacroiliac dysf, stretched/torn ligament in back, nerve injury/inflammation from a number of causes, or post-surgical scar adherent to back abdominal wall, to name a few. If pain is chronic &/or severe, a good history & physical by your dr. Incl osteopathic hands-on exam may find cause. Care can be symptomatic-NSAIDS, heat, or manipulation, etc. ...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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Can neurophathy emg test in lower back tell you if you have upper body or hand nerve damage as well?

Can neurophathy emg test in lower back tell you if you have upper body or hand nerve damage as well?

No: Emg of muscles in your low back and legs looks only at the lumbar roots, while nerve conduction studies (ncs) check nerves in your legs & feet. To check the cervical nerve roots in your neck you would need EMG of the muscles in your arms and hands, and possibly muscles in your neck. To check nerves in your arms and hands (carpal tunnel), you would need ncs of the arms and hands. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain really hurts to press on back think it's nerve damage from surgery any advice reduced movement sometimes?

I have lower back pain really hurts to press on back think it's nerve damage from surgery any advice reduced movement sometimes?

What surgery: You forgot to mention what kind of surgery you had it could be important my advise check with your doctors and start with the surgeon ...Read more

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What could cause me to get nerve damage in several areas in my back and neck. Got in neck affecting left arm and lower back affecting right leg?

What could cause me to get nerve damage in several areas in my back and neck. Got in neck affecting left arm and lower back affecting right leg?

Back: The most common cause is a disk or back injury at your age. Other less common problems for a women your age include syringomyelia, inherited disk diseases, infections, scoliosis, and certain types of arthritis (especially a group called seronegative spondyloarthropathies). Best bet is to see your family doc or a rheumatologist to get it checked out. ...Read more

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2006 I received an LP shunt in my back, and for the past year I've been suffering severe lower back pain and severe leg pain an emg show nerve damage?

Please clarify: Sorry: Please repost and clarify: Are you saying that an EMG/NCS DID show nerve damage, or asking if an EMG/NCS WOULD show nerve damage? ...Read more

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Seven weeks ago doctor said I have a herniated disc in lower back. And sciatic nerve damage. I did theropy and it hurts worse now. No improvement?

Seven weeks ago doctor said I have a herniated disc in lower back. And sciatic nerve damage. I did theropy and it hurts worse now. No improvement?

Radiculopathy: Most herniated disks will get better on their own, however if the symptoms worsen after conservative treatment then other methods should be investigated. Surgery is an option when weakness, pain and sensory loss all correlate to the location of the disk herniation. Usually physical therapy, steroid injections and other methods are employed first. Seven weeks is not a long time. But try another way. ...Read more

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Does chronic nerve damage of lower lumbar cause back pain?

Different types of p: It is not uncommon for someone with a back injury to have nerve pain. Nerve pain can be experienced as radiating pain away from the spine and into the buttocks, hip or leg. You can have back pain that is not specifically related to a nerve injury. You would need to be evaluated by a physician to better determine the nature and cause of your pain. This will help determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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My neurologist said I have mild nerve damage in my lower extremities. Can it be linked to my low back pain and sore neck? Should I be concerned?

My neurologist said I have mild nerve damage in my lower extremities. Can it be linked to my low back pain and sore neck? Should I be concerned?

Lower Back: Unless having weakness or incontinemce, wouldn't be concerned. Mild complaints acceptable. If greater than that, seek advice. ...Read more

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Can lumbar puncture leave permenant nerve damage?

Can lumbar puncture leave permenant nerve damage?

Rarely: While it is possible to pierce a nerve root directly during a spinal tap, that is quite uncommon. ...Read more

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Can a lumbar puncture that caused explosive pain in the thigh cause nerve damage and muscle weakness in the same area? Is that damage permanent?

Can a lumbar puncture that caused explosive pain in the thigh cause nerve damage and muscle weakness in the same area? Is that damage permanent?

Could: Whether there is damage (let alone whether it is permanent) can be best determined by a good neurologic exam and may require an emg. ...Read more

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I am 30 years old and I have had 2 back surgeries by the time I was 18 I had been seeing a doctor in town for 7 years and he up and left he treated me with methadone 40 mg a day and xanax 1 mg 3 times a day for my static nerve damage my low back pain and

I am 30 years old and I have had 2 back surgeries by the time I was 18 I had been seeing a doctor in town for 7 years and he up and left he treated me with methadone 40 mg a day and xanax 1 mg 3 times a day for my static nerve damage my low back pain and

What is the question: We don't know what your question is.Methadone and Xanax is not a treatment most doctors prescribe these days for low back pain due to any cause. You need to see a pain management specialist and may need to be weaned of Methadone and Xanax both highly habit forming drugs. And you will need the appropriate treatment including physical Therapy and other modalities as indicated ...Read more

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I have lumbar spinal stenosis and have had four back surgeries. I also have nerve damage in my legs and feet. I feel extreme burning and tingling. Now they want to puta spinal cord stimulator (scs) in. Is it a good idea?

I have lumbar spinal stenosis and have had four back surgeries. I also have nerve damage in my legs and feet. I feel extreme burning and tingling. Now they want to puta spinal cord stimulator (scs) in. Is it a good idea?

Medically Sound: One cannot generalize for every patient and their own particular situation. In general, if a patient has been adequately decompressed, as you have been with 4 surgeries, and still has residual or continuing neuropathic pain they would be considered an excellent candidate for SCS at first assessment. Further spinal surgeries have not been seen to help and may in fact worsen your situation. ...Read more

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Hi, I have idiomatic neuropathy. I also have a nerve entrapment in lower back. I'm considering spinal stimulator. Injections haven't worked. Any ideas?

Hi, I have idiomatic neuropathy. I also have a nerve entrapment in lower back. I'm considering spinal stimulator. Injections haven't worked. Any ideas?

Another opinion: I would get several other opinions first from other pain doctors and/or physical medicine specialist (physiatrist). I've noticed more people than not have problems with the spinal stimulators. ...Read more

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What doctor do you see for sacrum and nerve damage?

What doctor do you see for sacrum and nerve damage?

Nerve damage: If you just like to get evaluated for nerve damage, I recommend neurologist.
If you experience nerve pain, I recommend pain specialist. ...Read more

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Sporadic sharp pain on coccyx. Dr thot nerve damage. Xray found free floatin coccyx. Specialist reviewed. Suggests mri-erosion is rare for age. Worry?

Sporadic sharp pain on coccyx. Dr thot nerve damage. Xray found free floatin coccyx. Specialist reviewed. Suggests mri-erosion is rare for age. Worry?

Coccyx pain: Without the films, these are my thoughts:
it is more likely you hurt the coccyx once, and that it did not heal. The coccyx (or tail bone) is very tender, and can commonly be a source of injury or pain. There's no need to worry though, and the mri would probably clear up whatever is happening back there, so you won't have to think about it.

Above all, don't worry. Does anything help it? ...Read more

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Have periperal neuropathy & lumbar and cervical stenosis with nerve compression. Have numerous symptoms. Can you identify condition causing by type?

Have periperal neuropathy & lumbar and cervical stenosis with nerve compression. Have numerous symptoms. Can you identify condition causing by type?

Yes, you can have: A fairly good idea as to the etiology of various symptoms and findings as these are not that unusual to see in soneone your age. Spinal stenosis can be found in 20% of population over 60 & tandem or stenosis in both cervical & lumbar regions is not infrequent. Neuropathy has many causes including age as well. See a neurologist or spine specialist to be properly evaluated- neuro or orthopaedic ...Read more

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I have peripheral neuropathy and lower back problems. For the past week I have been feeling cold in both my legs. What could be causing this?

Poor circulation?: On top of your suspected pinched nerve in your back and neuropathy, you may have a circulation problem. Have your dr. Check Arterial blood flow in your legs at some point. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am 34 y/o female & I have MS. I am having sciatic type pain lower back. Legs heavy. Btm of left foot has pain & neuropathy. Am I relapsing?

I am 34 y/o female & I have MS. I am having sciatic type pain lower back. Legs heavy. Btm of left foot has pain & neuropathy. Am I relapsing?

Suspect so: If an abrupt change has occurred and lasted beyond 24 hrs in absence of fever or infection, sounds like relapse. But other problems could occur, co-morbidities, on top of MS, so your doctor needs to sort out prior to treatment. Hope you are taking potent MS medication to prevent such events. ...Read more

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Tongue is tingling, lips feel the same. Tingling down my arms lower back pain? I have neuropathy and currently on lyrica (pregabalin)

Tongue is tingling, lips feel the same. Tingling down my arms lower back pain? I have neuropathy and currently on lyrica (pregabalin)

Neuropathy: Tingling down your arms and lower back pain may be related to cervical disc herniation or stenosis. Although neuropathy can also cause similar symptoms. You may have cervical radiculopathy vs. Neuropathy. An MRI of cervical spine and EMG nerve study can clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of spine nerve damage?

Yes: It can cause pain, weakness, numbness, burning pain, spasm, or coldness or other more bizarre symptoms in the innervated areas.,

see a doctor if you have those symptoms. ...Read more

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If I have a compressed nerve in my back for a year because comp denied my claim could I end up with permanent nerve damage symptoms getting worse?

Nerve Compression: The answer is possibly. Without knowing the specifics of your case it is hard to know the place and extent of the injury. ...Read more

Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...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