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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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Neurological symptom in the arm, and neck pain. Could it be a pinched nerve?

Yes: You are describing symptoms like radicular symptoms where a pinched nerve in the neck may cause pain and/or numbness/tingling in the arm/fingers. Your family md can help you work this out. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pinched nerve in lower back?

Leg pain: "pinched nerve" implies a pinched spinal nerve root, if that's what you mean. Symptoms are usually pain into the buttock and down the leg at least to the knee, sometimes the foot or inner thigh. ...Read more

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Can tingling feeling below the knee (left side shin) be a sign of a pinched nerve in TSpine! I have severe bilateral nueral Stenosis T9-10?

Can tingling feeling below the knee (left side shin) be a sign of a pinched nerve in TSpine! I have severe bilateral nueral Stenosis T9-10?

Probably not.: If it's just one side, it's probably more likely a problem related to your lumbar spine or nerves in the lower extremity. Stenosis at T9-10 will often manifest as symptoms along your ribs. See your physician if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What's are the best tests to diagnose a pinched nerve?

What's are the best tests to diagnose a pinched nerve?

The senses: Most of them time your doctor can diagnose a pinched nerve by letting you tell your story in your own words and by examining you. Depending on the type of pinched nerve you have, an imaging study, preferably mri, and possibly nerve studies may be needed to confirm the diagnosis and to help tailor the most effective treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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I think I have a pinched nerve in my tailbone. I've been doing yoga and seeing chiropracter to help. Do I need an xray or other diagnostic services?

I think I have a pinched nerve in my tailbone. I've been doing yoga and seeing chiropracter to help. Do I need an xray or other diagnostic services?

No: If you are having weakness or tingling or numbness in your legs, imaging may be considered. Other red flags would be trouble with bowel or bladder, or fever. If you have not been evaluated by a physician, that might be worthwhile because that could also lead to a referral for a good physical therapist that is comfortable with the pelvis, hips and pelvic floor. That could really be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the most accurate test that will locate a pinched nerve in the back? I experience a lot of pain in the front of my thighs comes and goes 4 days

What is the most accurate test that will locate a pinched nerve in the back? I experience a lot of pain in the front of my thighs comes and goes 4 days

NCV: A MRI is the standard imaging test but a nerve conduction velocity/ EMG is probably the most sensitive test for nerve impingement. A good physical examination combined with your history will go a long way as well. See a medical professional. ...Read more

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Have chronic back pain? Should I get tests for pinched nerve or something?

Have chronic back pain? Should I get tests for pinched nerve or something?

Most of back pain: Caused by back related disc problems, start with that and continu tell you find the reason and treat it. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a pinched nerve in your back?

How do you know if you have a pinched nerve in your back?

Pinched nerve: Pain is the most common sign with pain in the back and then sometimes radiating down the leg. In more severe cases there can be weakness and numbness in the legs. ...Read more

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What is a nerve block? Have herniated disc that's caused pinched nerve. Will nerve block use steroids? .Steroids cause me to have sleeplessness.

What is a nerve block? Have herniated disc that's caused pinched nerve. Will nerve block use steroids? .Steroids cause me to have sleeplessness.

Nerve block: Nerve blocks are spinal injections which are localized to specific lumbar nerve roots - often done for diagnostics purposes. These typically do use steroids, but most of the steroid will stay local at the site of the injection, so the chance of systemic effects such as sleeplessness is lower than that of an oral or IV steroid. ...Read more

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If I am feeling pain in lower back & pain radiates around hip to hernia repair site, does that mean I have pinched nerve or could hernia be back?

If I am feeling pain in lower back & pain radiates around hip to hernia repair site, does that mean I have pinched nerve or could hernia be back?

Could be the back: Pain starting at the back and radiating sounds like a pinched nerve from the spine. Could be disc disease. See you doctor to find out if you need an MRI if its bad enough. ...Read more

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Best way to treat pinched nerve?

Surgery: Remove lesion using minimally invasive spine surgery. Start with pt/ core conditioning, possible selective nerve injections. Mri necessary. ...Read more

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A chiropractor told me that I have a calcified thyroid b/c of a pinched nerve. Could that happen and should I have my thyroid treated, what does it do?

A chiropractor told me that I have a calcified thyroid b/c of a pinched nerve. Could that happen and should I have my thyroid treated, what does it do?

Of COURSE he did!: He'd have said that no matter what you had: Ulcers, ovarian cysts, insomnia, anything. That's the quackery of chiropractic: Every problem is a pinched nerve: Not just a calcified thyroid, not just back pain, but everything: Depression, impotence, infertility, baldness, acne, constipation, deafness, flat feet, you name it. Thyroid calcifications should be worked up - by a REAL doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve?

What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve?

None to multiple: This is typically a layman's term for a disc herniation. Most have no symptoms and are seen fairly frequently on imaging studies. Symptoms can range from pain in the spine, in the extremities, numbness, tingling, weakness & bowel/bladder problems. If at a thoracic or cervical level maybe gait, balance or spasticity issues as well as dexterity problems. This is known as a myleopathy. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for a pinched nerve?

See below: Depends on which nerve, how long it's bothered you and how severe your symptoms are. In general, if conservative management with physical therapy fails and your condition is good enough to consider surgery, nerve release may be an option. Membrane stabilizing medications and nerve stimulators can also be effective in select cases.
Neurologists and neurosurgeons are the experts for this issue. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for a pinched nerve?

What are the treatments for a pinched nerve?

Usually no surgery: Most just get better with time. So anyone can claim a 90% success rate with their care as this is the natural history but lifestyle changes including exercise, smoking cessation and weight control are important especially in minimizing recurrences. Sometimes, physical therapy, activity modifications, medication and epidural steroid injections can be of benefit. ...Read more

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How to cure pinched nerve?

How to cure pinched nerve?

Usually no surgery: Most just get better with time. So anyone can claim a 90% success rate with their care as this is the natural history but lifestyle changes including exercise, smoking cessation and weight control are important especially in minimizing recurrences. Sometimes, physical therapy, activity modifications, medication and epidural steroid injections can be of benefit. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a pinched nerve in the neck?

How do you get rid of a pinched nerve in the neck?

Neck pain pinched: There are mant reasons for a pinched nerve in the neck; there is good evidence for treatment with physical therapy; stretching and gentle neck-traction... Esepcially if the pain is only on one side. Work with a trusted therapist and then maybe a trainer in the gym to keep neck position- and muscles optimized, to keep feeling better. Surgery is last option if else fails... Need MRI to determine. ...Read more

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