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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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I pulled a disk in my back 2 weeks ago. First medicine did nothing. Now on steroids for week. Disk pressing on nerve. Still, tightness in leg but now a?

I pulled a disk in my back 2 weeks ago. First medicine did nothing. Now on steroids for week. Disk pressing on nerve. Still, tightness in leg but now a?

Lots of options: Sorry it's been a rough last 2 weeks :(. Let the doctor who prescribed you the steroids know. There are numerous additional options, including medicines, physical therapy, and injections. Disk pain almost always improves with time. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve cause tingles when looking up&numbness in rt arm and leg? I do a lot of stairs running .1st started with pulled lower back and spread

Can pinched nerve cause tingles when looking up&numbness in rt arm and leg? I do a lot of stairs running .1st started with pulled lower back and spread

Spurling Sign: Yes. Clasically, looking up and toward the side of symptoms will elicit a shooting pain into the arm suggesting a pinched nerve in the neck. Less commonly, if the spur/disc is more central, there may also be symptoms affecting the same leg. Again, this would imply a combination of central and lateral pressure. A large disc herniation would be most likely if < 50 years. Consider a spine md eval. ...Read more

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Constant pinch nerve and numbness starting from buttocks to hips and ending in left leg. Nerves feel pulled and tight. Leg moves inward when walking?

Sciatica: This sound like a disc is pinching a nerve in the spine. If there is any weakness or bowel/bladder changes, I would see your doctor for imaging of the lumbar spine ...Read more

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I have pains at the back of my leg like overwrought nerves. What can I use?

New?: Otc meds such as Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) are a good first step. These symptoms usually resolve in time, but it worsen or last more than a week or so then go see your doc. ...Read more

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I had nerves removed from my leg. Will i ever have feeling in my leg and will my nerves ever regenerate?

I had nerves removed from my leg. Will i ever have feeling in my leg and will my nerves ever regenerate?

Sometimes: Nerves have an amazing ability to regenerate but whether they will in a given situation is unpredictable. Many people who have had injuries or procedures lose sensation in a specific area — this is often better than having pain. Most people get used to this. You do have to be careful about injuries in this area, because you do not have sensation to protect you. ...Read more

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I had nerves removed from my leg. Will I ever have feeling in my leg again, and will the nerves regenerate?

I had nerves removed from my leg. Will I ever have feeling in my leg again, and will the nerves regenerate?

To an extent: It takes a long time for the nerves to re-sprout. A percentage of the nerve fibers can find there way back to where they belong. Other nerves will take over part of the territory. If you are left with a small area of numbness it is often barely noticeable. The whole process takes months to years. The healing process is complex and may require slow re-growth from the dorsal root ganglia ...Read more

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For the past several days, every time I try to sit or to lay down my leg's nerve hurts a lot. Even when I move my upper half. Please advise?

For the past several days, every time I try to sit or to lay down my leg's nerve hurts a lot. Even when I move my upper half. Please advise?

Ouch: Get it checked out. Sometimes simple things like loosing weight or pulling a muscle is enough to irritate the sciatic or peroneal nerve. Most primary care physicians can advise you after an exam. You may need to get a test done if the cause is not obvious. ...Read more

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Bruised nerve in leg, should I be concerned?

Depends: If symptoms are only sensory you can wait and watch. If there is paralysis of any muscles you should see a neurologist for its management. ...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 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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Is nerve damaged the possible cause to my leg pain?

Nerves that are : Damaged often cause pain. Based on your question it would be difficult to tell where your leg pain is coming from. If you could be more specific we could narrow it down. Otherwise, evaluation by a doc in person could help sort it out. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to take when u have a pinched nerve in my leg?

Pinched nerve: Anti inflammatories, mucle relaxers, and lyrica (pregabalin) or neurontin just to name a few ...Read more

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When I sit down and pull my leg inwards tightly, I have cellulite. What can I do about this?

When I sit down and pull my leg inwards tightly, I have cellulite. What can I do about this?

Difficult problem: The anatomy of cellulite is still being understood and ways to address it. It is a combination of localized fat, skin laxity, skin attachments to the underlying muscle, localized edema and more. Procedures to address these components have been developed and may produce improvements but cannot remove or cure it. This includes technologies such as endermologie or cellulaze or venus freeze and more. ...Read more

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It has been 3 days that my leg where the thigh starts well it locks alot and causes me alot of pain do you think that im pinching a nerve?

It has been 3 days that my leg where the thigh starts well it locks alot and causes me alot of pain do you think that im pinching a nerve?

Muscle spasm: This does not appear to be due to a pinched nerve probably muscle spasm. Adequate fluid intake, gentle massages, stretch properly before exercises, eat foods rich in vitamin magnesium and calcium. If no improvement or symptom gets worse,see your doctor ...Read more

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I have recently been stung by a small bug and had to pull it from my leg. 2 days have now passed and it has become hard. What should I do? Is it bad?

I have recently been stung by a small bug and had to pull it from my leg. 2 days have now passed and it has become hard. What should I do? Is it bad?

Bug sting: Follow up with doctor not sure if bug or tick — which needs antibiotics and if it is infected for which you will need antibiotics. as well f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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Is leg nerve pain due ovary cysts?

Is leg nerve pain due ovary cysts?

Unlikely: Leg nerve pain can come from a peripheral nerve issue or a central nerve issue such as a pinched nerve or sciatica. Pelvic issues would not be expected to cause any symptoms in your legs. I would recommend being evaluated. ...Read more

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What is a cure for bad nerve root pain in the leg?

Need MRI of spine: Lumbosacral neuralgia, or "back pain, " should be examined clinically, then assessed with imaging, namely mri. If one harbors a herniated disc, then either a neurosurgeon or orthopaedic spine surgeon can manage the issue. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an average pulled leg muscle take to heal?

How long does it take for an average pulled leg muscle take to heal?

4-6 Weeks: It take a while for the muscle to heal especially if the muscle had bad damage. ...Read more

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What can I do for a pulled ligament on the upper right calf if my leg?

What can I do for a pulled ligament on the upper right calf if my leg?

Calf pain: Are you on any medications? With muscular injuries it is rest,elevate, if pulse is intact-ice 5-10 minute on 55-50 minutes off 3-4 x/day then after 24 hours alternate ice with warm soaks. Try epsom salt soak for leg, kinesiotape, massage. Discuss with doctor and check it is not vein clot or artery blockage, for which ice may not be best, nor is massaging for a clot, may be bakers cyst as well. ...Read more

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Back pain leads to pains in the leg if you have a nerve problem, right?

Back pain leads to pains in the leg if you have a nerve problem, right?

Sometimes: Lower back pain can lead to pain and numbness in the feet and legs if the nerves are being compressed. ...Read more