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Physical Therapy For Pinched Nerve In Back
Can a doctor determine someone having a pinched nerve without having done an MRI first, and would doing physical therapy be doing more damage to it?
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
I was in MVA. MRI shows Rotator cuff tear, labra tear and tendinitis on shoulder. EMG shows pinched nerve. Will Physical Therapy help and how long?
Can't answer w/o inf: The space here is limited to provide a good answer to your question. You should speak to an Orthopedic Surgeon or sports medicine doctor (rehab?) to answer this question. Generally, rest, ice, & compression is used to help support healing. Anti-inflammatories like Tylenol (acetaminophen) could be used also. Later on, rehab is used when healing has started but timing is up to the surgeon. ...Read more
Herniated disk on L5 and have dull achy pain on legs especially knees. MRI showed nerve not pinched but touching disc. Have done physical therapy ?
Not enough info: to know. Chronic or acute?Get a more detailed answer ›
OMM: I have no idea what a "dry disk" is but osteopathic manipulation has been proven in studies to be extremely effective at treating all sorts of back pain, often reducing the need for medication and surgery. Find a do who treats back pain with omm and see what they can do for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will irritated C6 nerve continue to produce symptoms even though i'm on physical therapy and have taken meds?
Possibly: Having experienced this problem myself, i can tell you that the symptoms can go away with treatment. The etiology of the injury, such as a slipped disc , arthritis, spurring etc, must be addressed to prevent recurrence, which may or may not be possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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