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I have been taking meloxicam for about a year or year and a half for pinched nerve and bulging disc in neck. I felt nauseous for 2 mos...Could it b?

I have been taking meloxicam for about a year or year and a half for pinched nerve and bulging disc in neck. I felt nauseous for 2 mos...Could it b?

Yes: You need to stop it and seek a GI evaluation. I personally never prescribe any NSAID long term without also prescribing a proton pump inhibitor to help minimize GI risk. ...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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I'm a 38 year old male and I have a pain radiating down my left arm and it feels like a pinched nerve. I also get pins and needles in this arm daicthis?

Yes, pinched nerve: Yes, sounds like a classic pinched nerve aka radiculopathy. It will usually resolve on its own, but mechanical cervical traction in physical therapy can help greatly. If pain is severe and/or disabling, then a cervical epidural steroid injection would help. ...Read more

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Left arm pain in 22 year old female. Heart related or pinched nerve?

Left arm pain in 22 year old female. Heart related or pinched nerve?

Depends: Diagnosing l arm pain over the computer is difficult. At age 22, the diagnosis would lean more against a heart condition. However, weight, associated symptoms (jaw pain, sob, doe, cp, burning, etc), co-existing conditions (diabetes, high bp, high chol), family history, etc. Can all play a role in proper diagnosis. See a dr. To get the definative answer, good luck. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause dizziness? My son was in a accident last year and has had constant back pain, now he is getting light headed and feeling na

Can a pinched nerve cause dizziness? My son was in a accident last year and has had constant back pain, now he is getting light headed and feeling na

Concussion Syndrome: Typically a "pinched nerve" in the lower back will not cause any dizziness. If he was in an accident, it is possible that your son may have suffered a concussion even without loss of consciousness. I would recommend further evaluation by a specialist for that possibility. There are many other causes of dizziness that may require an ENT evaluation or neurological consult. Medication side effects? ...Read more

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Pain under heel for a year when walking. MRI negative for bursitis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, thin fat pad, pinched nerve. What else could it be?

Pain under heel for a year when walking. MRI negative for bursitis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, thin fat pad, pinched nerve. What else could it be?

Achilles' tendon: If plantar fasciitis or, other pathology is not found, I would check the Achilles' tendon insertion, and have your gait assessed. You may have an accentuated heel strike that irritates this area. Orthotics should be used to help, off weight this area ...Read more

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Toes started to go numb 2 weeks after steroid injections in lower back? Year later my foot is very sore to stand on. Pinched nerve in back.

Toes started to go numb 2 weeks after steroid injections in lower back? Year later my foot is very sore to stand on. Pinched nerve in back.

Possibly: Given the history and symptoms, a pinched nerve can be the cause, your doctor may refer you to a neurologist fir further management, but you need to act on it, best wishes ...Read more

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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?

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

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I feel like I have pinched nerve in my neck this happens very often. 2 years off and on the pain is at the base of the skull down into my shoulders.

I feel like I have pinched nerve in my neck this happens very often. 2 years off and on the pain is at the base of the skull down into my shoulders.

Recommendation: You have this problems over 2 years on an of. Did you see a doctor? If not, it makes sense to make appointment, because pain spreads down to shoulders already. Use ibuprofen 400 mg 3 times a day so far. ...Read more

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Random sharp pain in left side of chest. Sister and brother have it too. Asked a doctor about it years ago was told it was a pinched nerve. Common?

Random sharp pain in left side of chest. Sister and brother have it too. Asked a doctor about it years ago was told it was a pinched nerve. Common?

Shape of the chest: Since it is common to many members of the family equally between males and females, then it must be the shape of the thoracic cavity that could be inherited is the cause of the problem
costochondritis is common in some family more than others more common in female because of the breast weight and the nature of the bra women ware
try NSAIDS, and heat pad, abd soft bra.
good luck ...Read more

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There is a numb spot on my right thigh for years and that entire leg has a tendency of falling asleep ("pins and needles"). Is this a pinched nerve?

There is a numb spot on my right thigh for years and that entire leg has a tendency of falling asleep ("pins and needles"). Is this a pinched nerve?

Meralgia: Parasthetica. Pinching of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve may be an issue here. Avoid wearing tight clothing and see if it will help. Check this link.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/meralgia-paresthetica/basics/definition/con-20030852 ...Read more

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Four cortisone injections in two years time. No scans. My hand and fingers getting numb, abnormal pain in elbow. Tennis elbow or pinched nerve? Thank you

Four cortisone injections in two years time. No scans. My hand and fingers getting numb, abnormal pain in elbow. Tennis elbow or pinched nerve? Thank you

Not clear: Pinched nerve in the neck can cause arm and hand pain, numbness, weakness. Tennis elbow typically causes elbow pain and weak hand grip. It is unclear where you were injected. Your doctor should be able to sort out whether this is a neck/nerve problem, or an inflammation of the elbow. ...Read more

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Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. Slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. Slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Weak: Weak pulse and bulging veins in one limb could indicate a serious problem with the blood vessels in that region. Such problems, which include something called arterial dissection and something called venous thrombosis, could threaten the limb or your life. These sort of symptoms should be evaluated right away. Problems with the large arteries and veins in the neck or in a limb are usually first tested with an ultrasound, using a probe placed on the skin. There is usually no discomfort involved. ...Read more

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My dad suffered a major illness (pinch nerve) three years ago, since then he's being having flare ups, why is that?, and can he prevent them

My dad suffered a major illness (pinch nerve) three years ago, since then he's being having flare ups, why is that?, and can he prevent them

Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Do pinched nerves last forever? I haven't felt my right knee for 4 years..

Pinched nerve: Pinched nerves are usually relatively brief. It would be unusual to have a knee problem for that long. This should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon or primary doctor. ...Read more

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If I have pinch nerve in back causing leg pain for 4 years, would I have atrophy by now?

Denervation Atrophy: It depends on the severity of the nerve compression but for all intents and purposes a nerve that is completely disconnected from its corresponding muscles that it controls, the muscle atrophy will take place immediately thereafter and will become noticeable grossly atrophied after a short while. If the muscle loses all innervation, the muscle will be irreversibly atrophied usually by 12 months ...Read more

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I've had pain to the right of my belly button off and on for 3 years sometimes it's sharp pains and sometimes it just a constant dull pain I have pinched nerves in my back I don't know if that has anything to do with it I also had kidney reflux from birth

I've had pain to the right of my belly button off and on for 3 years sometimes it's sharp pains and sometimes it just a constant dull pain I have pinched nerves in my back I don't know if that has anything to do with it I also had kidney reflux from birth

Possible diagnosis: There are several possible causes to chronic right lower abdominal pain. Appendicitis and other bowel problems make you very sick, very fast so they get looked into first. Fever, vomiting and worsening pain needs more urgent evaluation. Otherwise, an outpatient visit with your doc to look for hernias, kidney stones, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, spinal disorders is okay. Good luck and be well. ...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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How do you get a pinched nerve?

How do you get a pinched nerve?

Usually muscle: At your age (21 yrs) usually muscle tension and swelling will "pinch" the nerve after trauma. ...Read more

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What to do about pinched nerve?

What to do about pinched nerve?

Pinched nerve: Consult an orthopedic specialist for workup & tx recommendations. ...Read more

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Best way to treat pinched nerve?

Surgery: Remove lesion using minimally invasive spine surgery. Start with pt/ core conditioning, possible selective nerve injections. Mri necessary. ...Read more

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How can I treat a pinched nerve?

How can I treat a pinched nerve?

Where is it: More information needed to help you. Is it really a pinched nerve. It could be ligament instability or sprain in the neck or back and might benefit from prolotherapy to resolve the issue in the most conservative fashion.

Visit www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org to find a doctor who does this work. ...Read more

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How server is a pinched nerve?

How server is a pinched nerve?

Depends: The location and cause and many other issues need to be known. It's impossible to say much more with so little info. Sorry. ...Read more

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How can I relieve a pinched nerve?

Depends: Depends on where and why. Usually not by yourself. See your pcp and see what he/she has to say. ...Read more

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How can I get out a pinched nerve?

Nerve impingement: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. It can cause severe vision impairment and muscle spasms. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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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 long will my pinched nerve last?

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Depends: This depends on the severity and cause of the pinched nerve. The good news is that in most cases, the pain from a pinched nerve improves within a few days to a few weeks. If symptoms persist or you have associated weakness or numbness or bowel/bladder problems, see a physician. ...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 to do with a pinched nerve? Ice

Might work: First you need to know which nerve is pinched and how it came about. The essence of sound medical treatment is to correct the underlying cause of a condition, rather than simply treat symptoms. Ice or any topical treatment or any medication will not correct an anatomical defect. Get diagnosed--then treat. ...Read more