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Pinched Nerve Back
42, F, Cad, PAD, 3 MIs.. 10 days post op from R leg fem pop. Tonight woke up w severe R neck pain almost like pinched nerve. Back to hosp again?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
Surgery only option if injections can't fix pinched nerve in back? How can MRI not see pinched nerves but EMG and conduction study says otherwise?
May need : to be evaluated for piriformis syndrome.Get a more detailed answer ›
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