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Doctor insights on: Pinched Nerve In Upper Back Symptoms

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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 having achey back symptoms from stopping drinking. How do I get over this?

I'm having achey back symptoms from stopping drinking. How do I get over this?

Heavy drinker?: If you have been a particularly heavy alcohol consumer and are feeling ill without it - medical assessment would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Must I see a chiropractor for back symptoms?

Must I see a chiropractor for back symptoms?

No: It is best to see an orthopedic specialist or a physiatrest if you have back symptoms. They can offer a diagnosis and suggest a curative pathway if there is one availble. Chiropractors do no diagnose, cannot cure, but simply offer a deep, sometimes satisfying but sometimes dangerous, massage. ...Read more

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So many tests done, nothing came back. Symptoms of lupus nephritis. How do I approach this?

So many tests done, nothing came back. Symptoms of lupus nephritis. How do I approach this?

Not sure : Why you think you have lupus nephritis if you do not have lupus. Lab tests and urine evaluation can lead to the diagnosis of lupus nephritis. ...Read more

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Big left varicocele cause pain in right testis, and also have discomfort pain above right testis, when i lye on back symptoms on both testis decrease?

Big left varicocele cause pain in right testis, and also have discomfort pain above right testis, when i lye on back symptoms on both testis decrease?

Less pressure supine: Bilateral discomfort may be due to bilateral varicoceles(10%), 90% occur on left side. Dilated veins in scrotum compose varicocele.Veins from left internal spermatic vein is 8-10 centimeters longer than right. Increased pressure in the upright position causes less drainage and more pain. Fewer valves in the left spermatic vein than right.90% varicoceles ...Read more

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Been Prescribed Valium 5mg 1/1 to 1 pill every 8 to 12 hours for severe pain and muscle spasms throughout my back.Symptoms been ongoing since 10/12/13?

Been Prescribed Valium 5mg 1/1 to 1 pill every 8 to 12 hours for severe pain and muscle spasms throughout my back.Symptoms been ongoing since 10/12/13?

See pain management: specialist for evaluation, tests and imaging. The proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. The long-term use of Valium is usually contraindicated because of the potential for dependence and addiction. Take care. ...Read more

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Constant tingly legs, balance issues and vertigo, tender points on back. Symptoms have been presents for 2 years. Mri of brain clear ?

Constant tingly legs, balance issues and vertigo, tender points on back. Symptoms have been presents for 2 years. Mri of brain clear ?

Need to see Neurolog: MRI are not always what they are cracked up to be. This does not sound normal. U need a neurologist to figure this out. Go to University Medical Center. ...Read more

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Does a pinched nerve in upper back cause pain and weakness in both legs?

Does a pinched nerve in upper back cause pain and weakness in both legs?

Spinal cord symptoms: A "pinched nerve" in the upper back can indicate possible compression of the spinal cord. This can lead to pain, numbness, difficulty with balance, bowel/bladder issues, and weakness in the lower extremities. This type of disease may be quite serious and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What would the doctors do if you had a pinched nerve in your upper back?

What would the doctors do if you had a pinched nerve in your upper back?

Pinched nerve: The first treatment is usually physical therapy and pain medications. If no weakness this would be the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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I have an ache in my upper back and a corresponding headache. Could it be a pinched nerve?

Could be: And it could be just lots of tension. Nerve pain is often tingling or radiating and feels worse with massage. If massage does not worsen consider having a massage to loosen and relax. If massage worsens, make an appointment. I would highly recommend acupuncture as i get fabulous results with such pain with acupuncture and chinese medicine. ...Read more