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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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