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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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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?

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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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?

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