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It started with severe back pain and nummness and pain down right leg, chiroprictor made back better, was pinched nerve. Still having pain right thigh?

It started with severe back pain and nummness and pain down right leg, chiroprictor made back better, was pinched nerve. Still having pain right thigh?

Leg pain: Your chiropracter helped the muscle pain, but it sounds like something else is going on. I would suggest you see your family doctor, an neurologist or an orthopedist and evaluate further. Nerves can be pinched by many things, including disc fragments, bone spurs and even tumors. ...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


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I had a pinch nerve in my leg. Below my hip. It not pinched anymore but it is so sore. How long should it be sore and could there be nerve damage?

I had a pinch nerve in my leg. Below my hip. It not pinched anymore but it is so sore. How long should it be sore and could there be nerve damage?

See same physician: The physician who made the diagnosis of pinched nerve will be in best position to answer your question because he has much more details about your condition. ...Read more

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If I have pinch nerve in back causing leg pain for 4 years, would I have atrophy by now?

If I have pinch nerve in back causing leg pain for 4 years, would I have atrophy by now?

Denervation Atrophy: It depends on the severity of the nerve compression but for all intents and purposes a nerve that is completely disconnected from its corresponding muscles that it controls, the muscle atrophy will take place immediately thereafter and will become noticeable grossly atrophied after a short while. If the muscle loses all innervation, the muscle will be irreversibly atrophied usually by 12 months ...Read more

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Can upper back pinch nerve paralyze arms and legs if untreated?How long does it take if so?

Can upper back pinch nerve paralyze arms and legs if untreated?How long does it take if so?

It is possible but: It would have to be a massive central disc herniation especially if the spinal canal is stenotic or smaller than normal. This can be immediate or over a variable period of time especially if it creates a condition known as a myleopathy with changes occuring in the spinal cord which can take weeks, to months or years. ...Read more

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What can u do for a pinched nerve in your leg?

What can u do for a pinched nerve in your leg?

Inactivity: Having your hips flexed in the seated position for an extended period of time can cause your psoas muscle to spasm. You can reduce that spasm by stretching the psoas(ie lunges) and the hamstrings. If driving long distances, try stretching for 5-10 minutes every 2-4 hrs. ...Read more

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How long does a pinched nerve in leg take to heal?

How long does a pinched nerve in leg take to heal?

Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. ...Read more

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