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Pain Medication Prescribed Relief Pinched Nerve
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 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
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
See DO: 1st you need to find out if it is sciatica. Tight/spasmed glutehip muscles, misaligned pelvis can also cause similar symptoms. Dos are dr who have also been trained to diagnose & treat muscular/skeletal problems using techniques to relax muscles, realign bones & in general bring the body back into normal alignment. These techniques are used in addition to regular medical treatments/medications. ...Read more
Due to a pinched nerve-took 12mnths to diagnose-i now suffer with anxiety. Is this plus the medication im on make it more difficult to get prpregnant?
Pinched nerve: Hello, sorry you are in so much pain around the holidays. You may want o check with your doctor or psychiatrist related to pain which can make the depression worse. An anti-anxiety medication may help in your case such as a small does of Klonopin (clonazepam) for the anxiety. Again, check with your doctor. I hope you feel better soon. ...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.
Aggravated a pinched nerve during recent move. Left arm/hand going numb at night. Is there sleeping position that could provide some relief?
Severe neck-shoulder-arm pain (r side) (throbbing/pulsating/sharp stabbing). 2 months) X-ray done (normal). Doctor thinks pinched nerve. Relief laying?
Maybe: This one is hard to say without examining your shoulder as it can be hard to distinguish pain arising from shoulder conditions such as impingement or rotator cuff tendonitis from neck conditions such as bulging disc. Need to be examined to truly discern where the problem is from. Xrays can be normal in either condition. ...Read more
Why would my Dr. Decline a refill on a previously prescribed 20mg dose of Prednisone for a recurring pinched nerve?
Recurrent radicular: I would never prescribed more than one course of steroids for an episode of radiculopathy. Even one course maybe too many. If does not resolve with rest, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy and epidural injection, then surgeryrecommended. Steroids only relief while taking them and infrequently give any long-term benefit while ensuring long-term harm. ...Read more
Dr. Prescribed 20mg Prednisone for pinched nerve. Is this just treating symptoms or actually addressing the cause perhaps the inflammation?
Anti-inflammatory: Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory. It does not correct the original cause but does allow the area to have time to heal perhaps. The side effects can be very problematic, so it is for short term use but for some, that's enough. Discuss your situation with your doctor to understand the expected effects. Best! ...Read more
Dr. Prescribed a 14 day course of Prednisone for a diagnosed pinched nerve in arm. Does this just treat symptoms or address cause? Will pain return?
Oral Pred: This is considered useless by most evidence reviewed papers. If it went away, nature did it and it can easily reoccur. ...Read more
Prescribed pred for poss. Pinched nerve in neck & inject. Toradol have been experiencing: facial flushing, headache should I go to er? Worried
Drug effects: Prednisone & other steroids commonly cause headache, flushing, even acne-like rashes (as well as other not so nice reactions). Neither Prednisone nor toradol are desirable as long term treatment of spinal problems or pinched nerves (with rare exceptions such as ankylosing spondylitis resistant to other therapies). ...Read more
was prescribed Medrol 4mg dosepack today and just worried about the other med I take : Synthroid (thyroxine) and zestorectc. It is for pinched nerve in shoulder.
Chronic TERRIBLE back pain & can't get it to go away (see medication list for details) I've had PT. Didn't help. Wat do I do I have pinched nerves?
I have scoliosis that does not require surgery. Constant muscular pain with pinched nerves and spasms at times. Will phy. Therapy help or medications?
At your age with a: Scoliosis that does not need surgery, then you need to be evaluated as to why you have these symptoms as classic idiopathic scoliosis of a non surgical degree is without symptoms. So a correct diagnosis and then treatment plan that may include pt and/or medication or even just lifestyle changes like regular exercise, weight control and avoiding smoking. See a physician who specializes in spine. ...Read more
I have several old injuries to my back, like dislocated tail bone which caused pinched nerves and broken vertebras. Anyway, I recently rehurt my back and I'm in a huge amount of pain. I've tried 800mg Motrin and flex aril that the er prescribed but noth
Suggestions: Would visit a physiatrist and try to localize cause of your discomfort. Meds are merely palliative, and will coverup but not cure. Physical therapy may be useful, and eventually a back exercise program will help. You may benefit from back injections, acupuncture, osteopathic treatments, or even prolotherapy, but you need to uncover pain generator! ...Read more
What can be done if medication prescribed does not work. How serious is this issue is it life threatening?
Return to prescriber: It is not possible to answer or even guess at your question without more information. But you must have a physician, and sometimes the first medicine for a problem does not work. So go back, explain this, and ask what else might work. Also ask about your fear that whatever it is might be life threatening. Good luck! ...Read more
You can't unless she is willing too or if she is
1. Imminent danger to self
2. Imminent danger to others
3. Unable to care for self
then you can call 911. ...Read more
Eating preservatives in food cause me severe migraines, why will no medication prescribed or otherwise take this pain away?
Allergy: You have food allergies. Get tested and the results will help you get better. The meds are not effective in this situation. ...Read more
Hello, it's been four days. And I can't feel the pain medication prescribed. Since I was on Suboxone prior. It seems it's still in me for some reason.
Be Patient: The half-life of Suboxone in the body is up to 2 days so it may still be in your system and affecting the new pain medication you are taking. I recommend giving the new medication more time to see if it becomes more effective. You should speak with your prescribing health care provider further about this. ...Read more
Hello I just wanted to ask if it is possible for my GP to change details on my medical record such as medication prescribed to me that I have not taken for years?
Changes: Anything is possible but it is unethical and illegal to change your records with intent to defraud in any form ...Read more
Alternative to meds: I'm sorry, I'm not really answering your question. Still I hope I am helpful. Every sleep med has s/e and none is safe, or even effective when taken long-term. Best way to manage sleep problems (after making sure that all treatable emotional and physical causes are appropriately managed), is to follow good sleep hygiene. An example of what that means is here (from harvard) - http://tinyurl. Com/8c7vqlw. ...Read more
The one that works: Best without intolerable side effects for each individual patient. The 2 stimulants, amphetamine & methylphenidate, work about equally as well. Long-acting preparations make life easier for most patients. Some need to add a non-stimulant like atomoxetine or 24-hour-release guanfacine or clonodine. Some can only tolerate a non-stimulant. Doctor-patient communication is the key to success. ...Read more
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