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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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What can cause a pinched nerve in back?

What can cause a pinched nerve in back?

USUALLY a disc: A 'pinched nerve' can be due to a 'bulging disc' or a 'bone spur' or a combination of both. ...Read more

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What is the best solution for recovering from a pinched nerve (lower back)?

What is the best solution for recovering from a pinched nerve (lower back)?

Time: This usually results from degenerative changes in the lumbar spine causing irritation to the nerve root. Often this pain will resolve spontaneously in 2-3 weeks, but may require further treatment including medication, physical therapy, injections, and/or activity modification. Your physician can help direct appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve in back and it's taking My breath away. What can I do?

I have a pinched nerve in back and it's taking My breath away. What can I do?

Pinched nerve: Needs to be treated by your doc. Treatment MAY include Physical Therapy, Shots, anti-inflammatories, perhaps even surgery. There are natural anti-inflammatories but you would need to see a nutritionist, Chinese doctor, or the like. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve upper back near shoulder blade, what to do?

Pinched nerve upper back near shoulder blade, what to do?

Therapy: It's probably not a true pinched nerve. If its muscular start with physical therapy. If it persists seeing a pain specialist or spine surgeon for evaluation and potential trigger point injections etc etc may help. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in back making my hip and leg swell. What to do it's been 2 days?

Pinched nerve in back making my hip and leg swell. What to do it's been 2 days?

Be sure: There could be more worrisome reasons for the swelling, so please have this evaluated by practitioner. Though nerve irritation from sciatica can impact neurovascular function and contribute to swelling, be certain it is not more worrisome cause. ...Read more

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Neurologist told me that if I have a pinched nerve in back for 3-4 years that needle would not detect it. Is this true?

Neurologist told me that if I have a pinched nerve in back for 3-4 years that needle would not detect it. Is this true?

Basically: yes it is: A reason that back pain absorbs so much of the Health Care resources is that detection of specific cause and targeted treatment is so elusive. But there is info on the general issue w/ lots of good ideas. You can do many on your own and find help w/ many others. Here's the site: http://www. Primehealthchannel. Com/pinched-nerve-in-back-symptoms-causes-diagnosis-and-treatment. Html Best wishes! ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in back causing pain in leg and knee. What can I do at home?

Pinched nerve in back causing pain in leg and knee. What can I do at home?

Rest, nsaids: In order to alleviate the symptoms of a lumbar radiculopathy, the use of rest and nsaids is most important. If symptoms persist, the use of physical therapy and sometimes a steroid pack can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Feels like under my heel was smashed by a hammer. No trauma to heel. Does this description fit pinched nerve in back or nerve impingement in heel?

Calcaneal branch: Of tibial nerve can be checked with an NCV exam. Have somebody check for foreign body like a piece of glass with a careful exam. Also an x-ray can show a calcaneal spur. If this fails see a foot specialist (podiatrist) ...Read more

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Had pinched nerve in back/left arm. Started lifting weights after it felt better. Now left arm is weak & MUCH smaller than right arm. What to do?

Had pinched nerve in back/left arm. Started lifting weights after it felt better. Now left arm is weak & MUCH smaller than right arm. What to do?

Pinched nerve damage: A pinched nerve can lose function and this may be irreversible. The nerve tells the muscle to work, and is the nerve is pinched and not working, the muscle will shrink. Until the nerve function recovers, the muscle will not work. This can be permanent and although some nerves function well when pinched, ongoing muscle weakness is a reason to see a spine specialist soon. ...Read more

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Pain in ball of foot when standing. When I lift foot off ground pain goes. I have a pinched nerve in back. Foot or back problem? Mri foot ok.

Pain in ball of foot when standing. When I lift foot off ground pain goes. I have a pinched nerve in back. Foot or back problem? Mri foot ok.

Back problem: My first thought was a neuroma in the foot however your MRI was normal. The low back spinal nerves innervate the foot. Positional changes effect the pinched area of the nerve exiting the spine. I would get a CT scan of the lumbar back. Antiinflammatory meds can help quiet the nerve down. Call in or see a doctor to get back to health. ...Read more

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Woke up w/ entire left arm stiff (couldn't move) &numbness. Lasted 5 min, fell back asleep. Recent pinched nerve in back on left side. Related?

Woke up w/ entire left arm stiff (couldn't move) &numbness. Lasted 5 min, fell back asleep. Recent pinched nerve in back on left side. Related?

Not if pinched nerve: It seems that you may have slept with neck in unusual position if symptoms only lasted 5 minutes. If symptoms come back or persist then imaging of neck will be needed. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve in back cause random heart palpations pvc's. I notice this happen when I move in certain positions. Dr. not concerned.24hr holter ok?

It is unlikely for: "pinched nerve in back" to cause any cardiac issues or any issues with positioning. If your Holter is OK it is unlikely your doctor saw anything correlative or significant. When you position yourself you may change the position of your heart in your chest so you are just more aware of the beating not because it has changed in frequency or intensity. ...Read more

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Foot problem or piched nerve in back? Pain in foot when standing. When lift foot off ground pain goes away? Mri of foot normal. Pinched nerve in back

Foot problem or piched nerve in back? Pain in foot when standing. When lift foot off ground pain goes away? Mri of foot normal. Pinched nerve in back

Devil in details.: Not quite enough information to help a whole lot. The pain could be due a nerve problem in the foot. The increased pressure with standing might be affecting a nerve. The exact location and type of pain are essential to solving the problem. The back could also be involved. To remove all doubt, seek an evaluation by a neurologist, orthopedic surgeon or a podiatrist. Maybe even all three. ...Read more

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I'm told sore foot and toes are from pinched nerve in back. Should l get second opinion from podiatrist. Would podiastrist be able to help problems?

I'm told sore foot and toes are from pinched nerve in back. Should l get second opinion from podiatrist. Would podiastrist be able to help problems?

Evaluation.: There is a host of conditions that can be responsible for both sore toes and sore feet. A pinched nerve would not be at the top of the list, but it is certainly a consideration. A more complete history and assessment are needed to isolate the true problem. If the symptoms are indeed due to a back problem, most specialists should be able to make the call. ...Read more

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What tablets are used for nerve pain? I have a a pinched nerve in back and a sore foot, told I have a bit of small fibre neurothapy. Physio and endep?

Unclear: A pinched nerve from physical causes and a small fiber neuropathy are not the same thing. I would get this clarified by your treating physician, as the approaches for therapy are different. ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve in back and sore foot and toes. Will physio help with pain in foot? Aslo would a massage of foot be recommended?

It may help: It's depends what nerve is pinched and where the pain is in the foot and the toes. This may all fit but you need an evaluation to clarify these differences ...Read more

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