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Pinched Nerve For A Year
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
Exercise and aspirin: Of course the answer may be different if the nerve is truly pinched & is either in the shoulder or in the neck. The best treatments for mechanical problems, like pinched nerve, are mechanical. Symptomatic relief with anti-inflammatories may reduce pain but more importantly allow corrective exercise to be used to lessen symptoms. Find out what caused your trouble, then do something about it. ...Read more
Is a pinched nerve in the neck at C5 C6 a serious condition? Is a pinched nerve like cervical radiculopathy? Please help
Outcome varies: If there is compression of one of the nerve roots it is sometimes equivalent to a "pinched nerve" . This type of physical compression of a nerve root can result in a radiculopathy. The outcome is variable. Sometimes over a period of days - weeks the radiculopathy will spontaneously improve. If you start noticing difficulty in pinching (weakness) of your thumb and index finger then check with MD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
R/O SCIATICA : Yes TENS AND A HOME ULTRASOUND CAN HELP SCIATICA. You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam with reflexes Checked. Also X-ray of lumbar spine and if no improvement an MRI to rule out arthritis a bulging disc or congenital back issue. Till then no heavy lifting F/U with doctor for medical treatment. NSAID/Muscle Relaxant. Also start a GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH.COM& focus on WG LOSS. ...Read more
A range of options.: A pinched nerve is first treated with rest, physical therapy, and medications. Those that do not get better over time may need an evaluation by a pain specialist for blocks (injections) to the cervical spine to help control the pain. Only in a few cases is surgery needed. There are various surgical procedures available for a pinched nerve depending on the findings on an mri. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can be done for a pinched nerve in the neck at levelc5 c6? How can a nerve get pinched in that area? I just had a positive EMG. Please help
Several things : Time is biggest healer -90% resolve with no surgery. Lifestyle changes, not smoking & regular exercise are important & can be learned in physical therapy. Some people like to use inversion tables for traction or try acupuncture or even chiropractic . Medication & epidural steroid injections can be considered if no medical reasons not to use. Disc herniations have multiple causes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
McKenzie: Several exercise approaches can help low back pain, and physical therapists can instruct in williams and mckenzie approaches. Some specialized therapists can use felderkreis approaches. Best to have direct expert instruction prior to using these techniques. Although pilates is touted, need an expert to select safest approach. ...Read more
My dad, a nurse, thinks I have a pinched sciatic nerve, and possibly a slipped disk. I've had a pinching in my back for three weeks. What should I do?
Slipped disc or ?: For this kind of diagnosis, you should rest, do not lift heavy objects, and see a physician to have a history, examination and testing. ...Read more
ConservativeApproach: Pinch nerve is easy to diagnose by taking a comprehensive history and performing a physical examination. Usually conservative, reversible approach (pt, acupuncture, nsaids) will manage the condition. In many cases interventional pain procedure under fluoroscopy needs to be done. See pain management specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
28. Can a muscle strain or pinched nerve cause pain for months? Took a break from my fitness routine for a month and still feel it in chest/arm/back
Yes: When exercising did you feel a 'tear or pull' sensation? Is it chest or arm? Perhaps just persistent inflammation of a muscle/ligamentous structure, or nerve. Is it tender to touch? that would indicate a musculoskeletal structure, as opposed to in internal chest structure. Try stretching exercise, and Ibuprofen/naproxen OTC. If severe, or exertional, or associated w/ shortness of breath, see a Dr ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After NCS and EMG, doctor says I have a pinched nerve, S1, causing my posterior calf pain. Can a pinched S1 cause this pain? Schedule a 2nd opinion?
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