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Pinched Nerve During Pregnancy In Lower Back
I get numb spots on the middle of my back that I think are pinched nerves from my pregnancy its been eight months will they ever heal?
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
30 y/o female. Low back pain. Palpable mass in right lower side of back. Pain with sex. Recent auto accident. No STIs/pregnancy?
Risk factors for STD: Hi Anna. .. I hope you will find my answer helpful. 1. Only risk factor in my mind for std and pregnancy is having sexual intercourse. So I would check it if you come see me. This is to cover all basics. 2. More likely, you back pain and sexual pain is related to musculoskeletal problem from recent auto accident. You are describing mass. This concerns me but likely spasm. ...Read more
I think I have a pinched nerve in lower back. Went to doc, today and got meds. How long until pain stops? I have had severe pain for 5 days now?
Pain will go gradual: Pain can linger longer if you have muscle spasm. but either way, don't be surprised if it goes on longer than one week. Recovery and resolution will be quicker if you do everything right- rest, relax the muscle, take pain meds and do gentle range of motion exercises AFTER the pain goes away. The key is not to rush it ...Read more
Physiologic and: Structural changes occur during pregnancy that affect the musculoskeletal system, your body secretes a hormone, relaxin, that allows for some ligament laxity to allow for expansion of your birth canal at the pelvis level. As the fetus grows, your center of gravity shifts affecting your posture which places an increased load onto your lower back which can lead to back pain with prolonged standing. ...Read more
See below: You don't ask a question. If it goes down your leg (s) it could be. ...Read more
Back pain: Often times, conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching) and anti-inflammatory medications will work. It would also be reasonable to try massage, ice or heat, or over the counter creams such as aspercreme or capsaicin creme. See a physician if your symptoms do not improve - further treatment options would include spinal injections and even surgery. ...Read more
Numb leg: Yes! Sharp pain in a lower extremity due to nerve compression can cause this. Relieve by squatting down to flex the lumbar spine. Usually, anti-inflammatory medications can help, as well as some core strengthening with a flexion-based exercise program. Make sure nothing else is the cause of the leg pain! See a doctor and maybe have a scan performed. U need a diagnosis! ...Read more
Pinched nerve: With such limited information, one can only talk in generalities. Most back difficulties resolve on their own in six to twelve weeks. For persistent symptoms, seek the consult of a spine specialist. ...Read more
Yes: Having heavy breasts can change your posture and cause stress of the muscles of your low back ; spine. I would suggest that you do a couple of things. Don't buy a bra off the rack. Have someone who specializes in proper fitting of a bra. Secondly see a physiotherapist and/or an osteopathic physician. To rule out any other problem. ...Read more
Many options!: However, this is as long as there are not motor deficits (weakness) yet. If there is weakness, it becomes a more important discussion. If no weakness, and stable, then physical therapy should be your first stop. From there, epidural injections can be helpful, as well as medications, including oral steroids acutely can help. Many modalities, including things like acupuncture. Avoid sx until needed. ...Read more
Pinched nerve in my lower back, for 3 month now. Been working out, My numbness in upper back has increased severely why is this? & how can I recover?
Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. See your dentist for tooth pain. ...Read more
I miss trapped my stepped and hurt my lower back in the process. Now I am burning on my lower back as the injury almost feel like a pinched nerve. It sometimes hurt before I want to unirate?
Get checked: With the trauma you describe you need to see a doctor for an exam. Sounds like you did some damage so see the doctor ...Read more
Yes: The goal is to relieve the pressure on the nerve a diminish the local inflammation. Resting in a position to relieve strain in that area is useful. Icing can be a great relief and the use of nsaids is frequently helpful. Massage is a good reliever but if the condition persists week after week or is worsening, then you need to be evaluated by your orthopod. ...Read more
the real answer is nobody knows. They have never been compared head-to-head in any sort of controlled trial. They are both treatments that can be beneficial and I would suggest doing both of them. Consider epidurals too. When dealing with a pinched nerve, I think the most important thing is to know if there is nerve damage (an EMG will diagnose). If so, surgery is warrante. ...Read more
Pinched nerve: Not sure what is being asked here but sitting constantly is not typically a cause of pinched nerves. At your age, a pinched nerve would be more typically caused by disc degeneration (aging changes) leading to susceptibility of the disc to protrude/herniate, which results in nerve impingement (pinched nerve). ...Read more
Depends: The determination of whether a compromised nerve can be treated with PT or other intervention (surgery) depends on the degree and type of issue causing symptoms. It seems that the best thing you can do is to speak with your physician to go over your test results in detail in order to make an educated decision. ...Read more
Is it a good idea to see a chiropractor for a pinched nerve in my lower back. I also have 3 slipped discs?
Yes: Yes, I think it is fine to see a chiropractor for your back, it is an accepted treatment for patients with back problems. If it is not helpful, you can see an md for a second opinion, but there are many people who can get good symptom improvement through chiropractic care. ...Read more
Dr. Thinks I have a pinched nerve in my lower back. I have a burning sensation in my back should I be alarmed it's also throbn like a heartbeat?
Where in the back?: Female, not fair but still near 40 suggests gall bladder problems if it is on the right side under the shoulder blade. Should be aggravated by fatty foods and the cabbage group of veggies. In the middle-could be a penetrating ulcer. If both sides or one side at belt line-could be kidney. And on and on. Need more specifics, ...Read more
Minimal: Low back pain in pregnancy is usually a problem in late pregnancy when the size of the baby causes a shift in the mother's posture (belly out; lower back more curved than usual) that puts a strain on the muscles of the lower back. Some women feel beginning labor in the back but that has adifferent quality. ...Read more
See your doctor: If your experiencing pain to the point that it concerns you, you should see your doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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