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Massage For Pinched Nerve
Dug driveway, heavy shoveling & wheelbarrow use. Pain, numbness, weakness in hands & arms daily life is difficult. Will massages help a pinched nerve?
Herniated disc: Skip the massage and go to the doctor first. The weakness and numbness in the hands is a sign of spinal cord compression. A ruptured disc due to shoveling may be making your "life difficult". A visit to the doctor and an MRI of the cervical spine is a priority before a massage. Do not go to a chiropractor for an adjustment until spinal cord compression is excluded. ...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
..Been nursing a pinched nerve in my neck for 6 weeks, massage, pt, antiiflammatory, recently a dose of steroids (8day prednisone).How long till bette?
Time and cause: Unfortunately, the duration of the problem and the cause of the pinched nerve will determine the duration of suffering and whether it can resolve on the treatment that you are undergoing right now. Knowledge of the source of the problem is imperative. Neck problems may also have a tmj/tmd componet and should not be ignored. ...Read more
Pinched nerve in my neck/shoulder. Used heat, ice, massage, roller. Could it relate to allergy to pollen? Idea of cause? Anything serious to consider?
I have a pinched nerve in back and sore foot and toes. Will physio help with pain in foot? Aslo would a massage of foot be recommended?
Pinched nerve hello, I have what i think is a pinched nerve in my neck or scapula. When i turn my head to the left i get a numb and a shooting pain on my left arm through my hand. When i massage my right scapula the same happens on my left. Who shall i
Spine Surgeon: This can come from several issues, the most concerning would be a pinched nerve in the neck. First see a spine surgeon, they will get an MRI or other scan of your neck. Other possibilities include muscle spasms or other myofascial pain types. Once you have the cause worked out you can seek the treatment right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have carpel tunnel and bulging disk, but no spinal cord injuries or pinched nerves. Is this normal after a massage?
Usually no surgery: Most just get better with time. So anyone can claim a 90% success rate with their care as this is the natural history but lifestyle changes including exercise, smoking cessation and weight control are important especially in minimizing recurrences. Sometimes , physical therapy, activity modifications, medication and epidural steroid injections can be of benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerve impingement: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. It can cause severe vision impairment and muscle spasms. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on the severity and cause of the pinched nerve. The good news is that in most cases, the pain from a pinched nerve improves within a few days to a few weeks. If symptoms persist or you have associated weakness or numbness or bowel/bladder problems, see a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Might work: First you need to know which nerve is pinched and how it came about. The essence of sound medical treatment is to correct the underlying cause of a condition, rather than simply treat symptoms. Ice or any topical treatment or any medication will not correct an anatomical defect. Get diagnosed--then treat. ...Read more