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Could it happen that a pinched nerve in the back cause constipation?

Could it happen that a pinched nerve in the back cause constipation?

Constipation: Pinched nerves in lumbar spine will cause either back pain, or shooting pains/numbness/weakness down the leg. Constipation would result from inactivity, or medications like narcotics, ssri/antidepressants, muscle relaxers, or neuropathic pain meds. ...Read more

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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Can constipation cause pinched nerves?

Can constipation cause pinched nerves?

No: Constipation is not a cause of 'pinched nerves'. Probably two unrelated problems. ...Read more

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Iliopsoas syndrome, low back is being twisted causing pinched nerve, pelvis inflammation, spinal tilt, hip pain, constipation, stretching seems to hep?

Iliopsoas syndrome, low back is being twisted causing pinched nerve, pelvis inflammation, spinal tilt, hip pain, constipation, stretching seems to hep?

Consider these: Http://www. Merckmedicus. Com/patient-handouts/hip-flexor-strain-exercises

also think about taking an anti-inflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen if you are not allergic nor have kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, or diabetic (ask for personal doctors' advice). ...Read more

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I'm constipated and have a pinched nerve or strain in hip flexor. The bowel movement makes it hurt. More oxycodone just more constipation. What to do?

I'm constipated and have a pinched nerve or strain in hip flexor. The bowel movement makes it hurt. More oxycodone just more constipation. What to do?

Non-drug Tx: Right! You're wise to recognize that pain meds increase constipation. Avoid them if possible. Try dietary changes, increased core body activity/exercise after getting doctor's approval and drinking lots of water throughout the day. Accupuncture is often very helpful and yoga may be too. Just clear it w/ Drs. Best! ...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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What to do for pinched nerve at 79?

What to do for pinched nerve at 79?

Depends: Pinched nerves can be safe ly treated at any age. The decision depends on many factors, severity, disablement, health status and failure of conservative treatment. Minimally invasive surgery can be quick, efficient and helpful. Evaluation critical. ...Read more

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How to know if I have pinched nerve?

See your doctor.: A pinched nerve can produce very painful symptoms. If you are concerned, visit your physician. They can order additional testing and imaging studies, such as an MRI, to help obtain a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does a pinched nerve feel like?

What does a pinched nerve feel like?

Variable symptoms: Patients can have varying degrees of pain, weakness, and/or numbness. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a pinched nerve?

How to know if I have a pinched nerve?

Need MRI: If you are concerned, I would consider asking your physician to order you an MRI to evaluate your spine. ...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 to treat a pinched nerve?

Generic answer: Variety of different approaches based on which nerve, and where. Surgery might be an answer for ruptured disc, pinching nerve in neck or back. Carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, nerves decompressed at wrist and elbow. Sometimes local steroid injections, even epidural steroids may stabilize the compression. Never hurts to supplement with one b-100 complex daily, and meds useful for symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a pinched nerve?

What causes rid of a pinched nerve?

Disc herniation: Natural history, or the normal healing process, varies between people. However, symptoms can begin and disappear in days. Generally, I give my patients 6 weeks to 3 months for healing. Thereafter, it is likely to be prolonged without surgical treatment. The benefit of surgery is faster return to work/activities, but ultimate result years down the road is equivalent with/without surgery. ...Read more

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What causes a pinched nerve in your neck?

What causes a pinched nerve in your neck?

Bone or cartilage: Most commonly, a pinched nerve in the spine is caused by a nerve being compressed by arthritic calcifications from the joint, or from cartilage that lines a joint, or from a slipped disc. Symptoms should be checked by your doctor as severe cases can lead to permanent damage to the nerve and muscles supplied by that nerve. ...Read more

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Do muscle knots cause pinched nerve?

Do muscle knots cause pinched nerve?

Yes: Piriformis syndrome good example but not in back maybe in buttocks and neck scalene muscles in anterior neck, back pain not caused by pinched nerves in allopathic therories of pain. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause dizziness?

Can a pinched nerve cause dizziness?

Yes: Any discomfort in the body can make a person worries and feels light headed. Start with your primary care doctor! ...Read more

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Symptoms of a pinched nerve in wrist?

We have 3 nerves: Responsible to give sensation in the hand, median nerve, ulna nerve and radial nerve. If you have a median nerve pinched, you will feel changes in one side of the hand. If the problem is in the ulna nerve your complain will be on the opposite side. Pinched nerve can cause pain, numbness, tingling and muscle atrophy. You can lose sensation and function. ...Read more

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Would a pinched nerve give you a fever?

Would a pinched nerve give you a fever?

Fever: It would be very unlikely for a simple nerve compression to produce fever. Something else may be going on. ...Read more

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Does a pinched nerve travel down an arm?

It can: A "pinched nerve" in the neck can cause varying degrees of arm pain, weakness, numbness, and/or tingling. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause a hemiparesis?

Can a pinched nerve cause a hemiparesis?

No: A single pinched nerve may cause weakness in the distribution of that nerve only. Hemiparesis=weakness on half the body should be caused by something larger like a stroke or compression of the spinal cord/disease of the spinal cord. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in neck affecting breathing?

Need more info: If your question is whether a pinched nerve in your neck affect breathing, possibly if there is compession of the 4th cervical nerve root that innervates the diaphragm. ...Read more

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Can my dizziness be caused by pinched nerve?

Possible: However the nerve that is injured that would cause dizziness is either in the head or in the brain stem. So unless these areas were injured unlikely that dizziness is associated with pinched nerve. Some people who have a lot of pain, can have a vasovagal response in which the body is trying to cope with the pain and can cause you to feel sick to your stomach, dizziness or feeling of passing out. ...Read more

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What works best for a pinched nerve in arm?

Depends: Depending on the severity of the "pinching" the therapy may involve anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, possible surgical intervention, etc. Best wishes. ...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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Pinched nerve in shoulder blade, what to do?

Pinched nerve in shoulder blade, what to do?

Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, and possibly a steroid injection. Make an appointment with an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to be evaluated and discuss treatment options. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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