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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more