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Methods Relieve Back Pinched Nerve
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
Back pain: Often times, conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching) and anti-inflammatory medications will work. It would also be reasonable to try massage, ice or heat, or over the counter creams such as aspercreme or capsaicin creme. See a physician if your symptoms do not improve - further treatment options would include spinal injections and even surgery. ...Read more
Rest, icing: The goal is to relieve the pressure on the nerve a diminish the local inflammation. Resting in a position to relieve strain in that area is useful. Icing can be a great relief and the use of nsaids is frequently helpful. Massage is a good reliever but if the condition persists week after week or is worsening, then you need to be evaluated by your orthopod. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pinched nerve: For most people, a pinched spinal nerve will cause predominantly extremity (i.E arm or leg) pain rather than back pain. Treatment options include physical therapy (progressive strengthening/stretching) and medications and spinal injections. If severe (i.e. Causing neurologic deficit), a pinched nerve may even require surgery. ...Read more
Possibly pinched nerve in upper left shoulder area. Radiates up neck and down left arm. Very painfully. Only relief when i lay flat on back.
Several options: It may respond to over the counter pain relievers (follow the package instructions and make sure you do not have a condition or take other things that might make them unsafe). Heat and cold may help. You can find back exercises on line, but you may benefit from a few sessions with a physical therapist, who can show you good technique in a home program. Regular aerobic exercise is very good too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pinched lumbar nerves. Any negative side effects to long term mechanized traction to relieve pinch nerve?
No, not Realy: As long as mechanical stretch gives you productive hours in your day, it is a good technique. If you forgo stretch of your legs, conditioning and strengthening exercise you will not achieve full recovery. When you know you have bad discs, avoid prolonged sitting, driving, and jarring sports which lead to chronic facet problems (arthritis) in the back. Inversion techniques / yoga mimic traction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thorough evaluation: Start with your primary care physician to begin work up, order appropriate studies, and decide if you need a referral to a spine specialist (neuro or ortho spine surgeon). Not every disc herniation needs surgery - usually a last resort. Start with medications, physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, injections. If you are still having trouble despite these treatments, seek a surgical opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pinched Nerve: A pinched nerve is typically still intact and does not need 'to heal'. The reason for the pinching is typically arthritis or a herniated disc for example, and that needs to be diagnosed correctly before we know what to do for it. Maintaining flexibility is hugely important and anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen-like meds) can be helpful too... Find a good ortho spine doc to diagnose the problem. Thx! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seen a doctor yet?: A pinched nerve (e.g. Sciatica) may cause severe pain and disability. If anti-inflammatories and usual pain meds have not controlled the pain then oral steroids (e.g. Medrol dose pak) followed by an injection may get the 'inflamed nerve' -under control. Other meds for 'nerve pain' may also help: Gabapentin or lyrica (pregabalin). Hope you are better soon! ...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
It may: There is sufficient evidence to suggest that therapeutic aquatic exercise is potentially beneficial to patients suffering from chronic low back pain. It can not "change the anatomy" of what is causing the pinch but it can provide an environment in which you could potentially exercise more, decrease the pain, and improve your function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a pinched nerve in my back the pain went away but my back feels funny and i can't stand for long why?
This pain that you : Had may have been friim a joint in the back known as a facet joint or from a disc issue. The facet joints are under load with standing while the discs tend to be under a higher load when sitting. So you need to exercise to strengthen your core muscle groups to help support your spine. See your doctor or a physical therapist for some exercise recommendations ...Read more
Was told yesterday that I have the symptoms of a pinched nerve but don't have a pinched nerve. What is going? My back feels like it is out
When do you see a dr. about a pinched nerve? Pinched a nerve at work today and the pain just keeps getting worse despite me trying to relieve it.
You've answered it: If the pain gets worse and your efforts don't help - see a doctor. Very good thinking! ...Read more
PinchedNerveTeatment: Depends on the cause, most common being nerve compression by adjacent anatomic structures (eg discs, degenerative arthritis). In absence of progressive neurological deficit, a trial of conservative (meds, pt, epidural injections) may be tried. If this fails and/or neurological deficit progressive, surgery may be next best step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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