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Physical Therapy For Pinched Nerve In Back
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
Depends: The determination of whether a compromised nerve can be treated with PT or other intervention (surgery) depends on the degree and type of issue causing symptoms. It seems that the best thing you can do is to speak with your physician to go over your test results in detail in order to make an educated decision. ...Read more
3 yrs ago diagnosed with pinch nerve, did physical therapy & chiro. Now again for ten months, severe pinching/pain in neck, shoulder, elbow, lwr back.
NSAIDs/Injections: I am assuming you had an appropriate workup that confirmed a pinched nerve. If not see a medical provider for testing. Other treatment options include anti-inflammatories, repeat PT, cortisone injections if appropriate. Muscle relaxers and analgesics could be helpful. Speak with your medical provider. Good luck ...Read more
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?
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
First see a rehab doctor or neurologist to be sure physical therapy won't be dangerous. If it isn't serious you are likely to need strengthening of any affected muscles with neck and arm range of motion. Cervical traction is useful for some disc ruptures.
Again see the doctor first. You might have something that could cause paraplegia or a tumor or a disc needing surgery or epidural injections. ...Read more
I went to doc about my siatic nerve I got pain killers not helping much where or what website can I find physical therapy? Nerve from back problem
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?
What should I do? Please lead me on to the right direction. Hello. I feel off a balance beam when I was 10 1/2. I am now 13. First I had dorsal capolitis then I went to physical therapy and the pain started to go away. Soon I felt so well that I thought t
Please: Please go immediately to your regular doctor and explain your situation and ask for an immediate referral. You can also call your er and ask for a referral so that you can be seen immediately. I understand that you cannot wait and are in so much pain, so please tell your parents and your doctor so that you can be immediately evaluated. ...Read more
Not enough info: To know. Chronic or acute?Get a more detailed answer ›
Costs vary.: Specific treatment used determine cost. At many clinics, each thing done can generate a charge. There is no flat fee unless you negotiate that ahead of time. ...Read more
Check these websites out for some excellent at home neck and back exercises:
http://www. Des. Umd. Edu/os/erg/neck. Html
http://www. Des. Umd. Edu/os/erg/back. Html. ...Read more
There are variations:
But it will focus on strengthening, range of motion increase and teaching proper mechanics and posture. You can read more about it at:
www. Spine-health. Com
hope that helps! ...Read more
What would cause my left hip to rotate back and not be able to return to neutral with physical therapy?
Can physical therapy manipulation in the back/neck cause pain after or for a few days? Does it take time?
Post PT Session Pain: Hello. I tell my patients to expect to have some increased pain especially with the initial PT eval & even with the 1st & 2nd visit. By the 3rd or 4th visit, patients should start noting benefits. Benefits might be small but these benefits do stack up over the course of PT. PT has been fruitful for a large % of my patients. Different reasons for plateaus with PT. (need surgery, no motivation, etc. ...Read more
Will irritated C6 nerve continue to produce symptoms even though I'm on physical therapy and have taken meds?
I am 50 and diagnosed w a torn labrum. Will it get better with physical therapy? If not how long would it take me to get back to 100%?
Torn labrum healing:
No simple answer. Was the neck involved, and is all the shoulder pain from the labral tear or was there an impingement to the rotator cuff?
this answer needs an orthopoedist or pmr eval with appropriate x rays and range of motion, hands on testing. 1: how is range of motion, 2:when/where is the pain. Have you had a steroid shot or ulta sound? May not heal on its own, needing surgical care. ...Read more
See below: Check out spine health you can google this there's an article about abdominal and back strengthening exercises. Good luck thank you. ...Read more
I've been having chronic back pain for 3 months. Physical therapy didn't help. What pain medicines do you recommend and tx options should I try next?
I have had two c-sections. I've had really bad back pain/spasms ever since. Meds and physical therapy haven't worked. Is there anything else I can do?
Workup: Pregnancy can put a lot of biomechanical strain on the lower back. Usually these symptoms reverse with delivery. If symptoms persist see your primary care specialist or a pain medicine specialist. They should examine you and determine if imaging studies are warranted. Imaging studies can help in diagnosing disc problems or any other abnormalities that may be responsible for your pain. ...Read more
Here's a You Tube video I produced with our physical therapists...
http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=20zybMbnVoU
and here is a more in depth academic paper, with theory, "A phased rehabilitation protocol for athletes with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation"
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3812831/ ...Read more
This can range from: None with just home exercises such as walking progressing to stretching and core strengthening over a few weeks to full activities by 12 weeks to a guided pt program basically providing the same with the addition of modalities such as heat, ultrasound, massage and muscle stimulation and reinforcement and encouragement. ...Read more