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Pinched L5 Nerve
Nerve dr. Says march 21st I have a pinched nerve in L5 s1 took me out of work. Released me to go back to work. 1week later only pushing gabapentin.
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
Well...: If it is a recent disc herniation then maybe taking it easy is best. However of its been goin on for a while and you are improving then it may be good, particularly if it's not too long of a session. Keeping a single sitting prolonged posture may not be the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In Brief...: L5 supplies the muscles that raise the big toe and foot & provides sensation to the top of the foot. S1 supplies the large calf muscles (those that "push") and provides both sensation to the outside of the foot and innervation for the "ankle jerk.". ...Read more
Please Define: Left paracentral protrusion w/high intensity zone suggesting underlying annular tear versus fissure this does touch the left L5 nerve r?
Herniated disc: Herniated disc. Check out Spine-health.com.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pinched nerve: Dictionaries define impingement as making an impression, having an effect or impact, upon something. In this case, something is encroaching on your nerve. This is often referred to as a pinched nerve, leading to pain, numbness, tingling, perhaps even weakness or loss of bowel/bladder control. Last 2 symptoms need emergent evaluation. Chat w/ordering doc about treatment options for neuropathic pain ...Read more
Following a bilateral L5 nerve root decompression with erythematous and compressed nerve roots, how common is nerve enhancement as a temp condition?
Post laminectomy: If by nerve enhancement you mean nerve related symptoms, they may linger on due to post operative inflammation for 4-6 weeks, but should be much milder andimproving. If symptoms are worsening or staying the same, see your neurosurgeon. Some people suffer from chronic prolonged symptoms from post laminectomy syndrome that requires further treatments. ...Read more
Is it possible to lay football after a disc protrusion at l4/l5 indenting on the interior thecal sac containing both L5 nerve roots at he central cana?
F,43,severe central disc bulge at L5/S1 cause severe thecal sac compression wt possible impingement at L5 nerve roots bilaterally.what does it mean?
Lumbar disk disease: These findings are typical for someone who has back pain related to lumbar disk disease or sciatica. The good news is that most of the time this kind of problem resolves with time. Get a referral to a good physical therapist and this can help, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are treatment options (including exercise, pt, chyro) for L5 nerve root causing pain that radiates all the way to foot?
Nsaids, pt, shot, sx: Typically my progression of treatments will begin with nsaids and sometimes an oral steroid if very painful. I will also utilize physical therapy and usually most will resolve over 3-4 weeks. For those who still have a large amount of pain and do not improve, epiduals becomes the next line of treatment usually except in certain emergencies, surgery is the last option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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