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Which pain medication is prescribed for relief of a pinched nerve?

Which pain medication is prescribed for relief of a pinched nerve?

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.

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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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What might I do to get relief from a pinched nerve in my lower back?

What might I do to get relief from a pinched nerve in my lower back?

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.

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Pinched nerve in the middle of my back, any way to find fast relief?

Pinched nerve in the middle of my back, any way to find fast relief?

Muscle spasm: Most back pain at your age is probably related to muscle spasm. Try bending over, twisting torso R/L and leaning over R/L. See if any of these maneuvers stretch the spasm out.

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How do you get relief from pinched nerve or siatic nerve?

How do you get relief from pinched nerve or siatic nerve?

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.

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How do I get immidiate relief from a pinched nerve that isn't steroids?

How do I get immidiate relief from a pinched nerve that isn't steroids?

Not usually: A short course of oral steroids is very often effectve in alleviating the symptoms of nerve root compression, this is usually a well-tolerated medication. If you have diabetes, your blood sugar may become elevated with steroid use and will need to be monitored.

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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.

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.

I PAIN: You need ct scan/mri of cervical spine to see disc, vertebra, nerve compression, osteoarthritis, fasciae and muscles. The appropriate management depends on correct diagnosis. Please see your doctor. Thanks.

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Severe neck-shoulder-arm pain (r side)(throbbing/pulsating/sharp stabbing). 2 months) X-ray done(normal). Doctor thinks pinched nerve. Relief laying?

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.

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I had an injection of Intraosseous nerve block. How long before I start feeling some pain relief. How often should I get these injection (Frequency)?

I had an injection of Intraosseous nerve block. How long before I start feeling some pain relief. How often should I get these injection (Frequency)?

Nerve Block Injects.: Good day; Usually optimal results are seen 48-72 hours after block. Remember nerve blocks treat symptoms; eitology and proper treatment are still needed.

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Please help! what is the best pain relief for trapped nerve in the bladder?

Please help! what is the best pain relief for trapped nerve in the bladder?

Bladder nerve: Bladder does not have a nerve in itself inside it. If you were told this by a physician, ask for clarification. A urologist may be able to help better. Good luck.

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Is their no pain relief in deterioration of bones and muscles and nerves?

Is their no pain relief in deterioration of bones and muscles and nerves?

Causes need to be : Your problem seems to be overwhelming toxicity in the body that is creating the pain. You need to find a doctor who respects the toxic causes of pain and who can try to put you on a program to lower your toxic levels of heavy metals, solvent , pesticides and industrial chemicals.

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What pain relief do you suggest for acute neurological nerve pain?

Acute nerve pain: Hello. If no allergy to steroids, then steroids can be beneficial with reducing acute nerve pain. If allergy to steroids,but none to Toradol, then you could benefit from 5 days of this. Meds such as gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) elavil, etc. can be useful too- if no allergies to them.

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On 10mg amytriptoline for nerve pain in my thighs how long does it take to get in your system and give some pain relief?

On 10mg amytriptoline for nerve pain in my thighs how long does it take to get in your system and give some pain relief?

10mg Amitriptyline: Hello. This is a very low dose. I start patients this low if they are extremely sensitive to meds. Next dose up from 10mg is 25mg. You may just need an additional 15mg in your system to make the difference with your neuropathic thigh pain.In my patient population 10mg-100mg at night has worked the best. Gradual increase to achieve the "correct dose." We increase every 3 days to a set dose per pt.

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What are some home remedy pain relief for a tooth that has an infected nerve?

What are some home remedy pain relief for a tooth that has an infected nerve?

Phone call: A call to your local dentist is the best way to treat this problem. If the tooth is infected as you say, it either needs root canal therapy or it needs extraction, two procedures that you cannot perform on yourself. Call today and feel better today.

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I have had 4 surgeries related to my back the last being unsuccessful. A pain specialist is recommending cauterizing a couple of nerves to give me some pain relief. I have hemiparaplegia and use a wheelchair should I give it a try, I would give anything

I have had 4 surgeries related to my back the last being unsuccessful.  A pain specialist is recommending cauterizing a couple of nerves to give me some pain relief.  I have hemiparaplegia and use a wheelchair should I give it a try, I would give anything

Caution advised: In the years I have been practicing I have yet to see anyone with significant lasting improvement after radio frequency ablation which is used to cauterize the small nerves supplying sensation to the spine. Assess the risks versus benefits carefully before deciding.

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Will I get more pain relief from nerve pain if I use a combination of both drugs like elavil and Lyrica, (pregabalin) than if I used just one ?

Most likely: Since they attack "nerve" pain by different mechanisms then there is a potential for additive benefit. They are often used in combination for that purpose. Keep in mind that medications like this do not work right away, so if you can tolerate as they "get into your system" over the course of a few weeks you will be able to see if they truly work for you.

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Pain on rt side, lower back/butt, down the back of my leg, tingling/numbness in toes. Nerve/sciatica or something else? Pain relief suggestions?

Pain on rt side, lower back/butt, down the back of my leg, tingling/numbness in toes.  Nerve/sciatica or something else?  Pain relief suggestions?

Given Your Pain: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether.

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Fall on left foot 6 years ago - now osteophyte.cauda equina damage. does the nerve run into to the foot and if so can I have surgery for pain relief?

I seriously doubt...: ...that falling on your foot had anything to do with osteophyte formation in your vertebral column, assuming that's what you mean. (Is it?) The "nerve" sort of, indirectly, runs into to the foot but that doesn't mean it's causing your pain, which you don't describe (burning, aching, etc.). Don't get cut-happy. Surgery is a last resort for back problems & usually only if you have motor weakness.

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Pain Relief (Definition)

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