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Pinched Nerve In Abdomen
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
Excruciating (what I think is a pinched nerve) pain left midback, which goes around left side. Today crippling pain upper left abdomen. Consistent!
ER-NOW!: Do not ignore these symptoms: go directly to the ER for further evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
What causes 5 second burning sensations, like hot spots, on the chest, arms, back, and abdomen? All bloodwork ok, EKG ok, holter ok. Pinched nerve?
I've been wearing an abdominal support belt, but my back pain hasn't decreased. Could I have a pinched nerve?
When passing a bowel movement I get this really hard pinch in my right arm. Could this be a pinched nerve somewhere?
Do pinched nerves go away on there own my abdominal is numb but my dr says I'm fine and bellybutton keep leaking goo will a belly infection go away?
Depends: Most "pinched nerves" are just inflamed, not damaged. When your spinal health improves with stretch, strength, and staying active, your numbness should go away. The bellybutton goo is a bit difficult to judge without examination. If the skin is red or blistered, get another examination. Try keeping the bellybutton dry with a cotton swab. Treat piercings with hydrogen peroxide, then dry. ...Read more
How to differentiate kidney pain and back pain? I have a history with utis, and could have pinched nerve/bulging disc woke up w/very sore flank area
Back pain/ache/cramp hurting my stomach andchest, short of breath, gas, feeling full and rlly hurts in the evening. Is it a pinched nerve in my back?
My liver area lower right rid goes numb I have pinched nerves my dr said that is causing that feeling could it be something else?
Specifically, what are the signs that you have bladder/bowel issues related to cerviical spine like bulg discs, stenosis, pinched nerves.? I'm concernd
Spinal problems: The most common bowel or bladder-related issue due to the spinal cord is incontinence of urine or stool. However, the opposite can be true, resulting in inability to pass urine. If you're having any bowel or bladder related issues such as the above, you should seek medical care immediately. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Will doctor operate if both arm and legs are weak astrophy and wasting away even stomach muscle is weak do to a compressed spinal cord or pinch nerve?
Seem to have compressed nerve in lower abdomen after c sec. Feel pulling sensation. Can nerve medicines and anti depressants help or surgery required.
I seem to have compressed nerve in lower abdomen after C-section by scar tissue. Feel pulling senation. Will it be ok with time? Treatment?
Burning sensation in center of back between shoulder blades, & upper abdomen, comes and goes. Can this be pinched nerve, acid reflux or something more?
Nonspecific: There are a number of possibilities, including soft tissue inflammation, muscle sprain/strain, facet mediated pain, rib fracture, herniated disc, intrathoracic pathology, etc, as well as pinched nerve and acid reflux as you have stated. If your symptoms do not improve with time and conservative treatment (i.e. Anti-inflammatory meds), do see a physician. ...Read more
Could a pinched nerve anywhere n my back or lower back cause pain achey feeling in the front & side of my thighs only?
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
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
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
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
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
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