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Pinched Nerve In Upper Back Treatment
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
You need evaluation: You can try heat or ice. If it hurts to move your shoulder it could be a problem there. If it's bad enough, see your pcp or a spine physiatrist. There are a number of treatments short of surgery, such as physical therapy, chiropractic manipulations, and injections. If these fail, surgery may be indicated in which case seek the care of a fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps...: Pinched nerves usually cause pain mostly but can also cause weakness and changes in sensation. When a 'pinched nerve' is in the cervical spine, these symptoms usually affect the arms, in the thoracic spine it wraps around the chest and abdomen, in lumbar spine it affects the legs. These may or may not be associated with some back pain. If your pain is horrible then you need to be seen and eval. ...Read more
Having middle/upper back numbness on the left side. Comes and goes. Feels extremely uncomfortable when i bend over. Could it be a pinched nerve?
Yes: It's possible the numbness may be from compression of a nerve. The nerves that leave the spinal cord divide into branches. The compression can occur at the point where the nerve leaves the spinal cord or further on down in one of the branches. I suspect in your case it's one of the local branches. If so it's likely to be temporary. You can try an over the counter pain reliever.If it persists see Dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Unusual: Pinched nerves are usually affected by motion or position but not usually by the act of eating per se. ...Read more
What can I do if i think I have a pinched nerve in my upper back in between my shoulder blades that radiating pain in my back, neck, &in shoulder socket?
Upper back pain: The pain that you describe could be from a pinched nerve but it could also be from muscles or tendons that are inflamed or injured. For example, the attachment of the rib head to the spine can be malpositioned and create the pain you describe. It is important to be evaluated by a neurosurgeon or spine surgeon to determine the cause of the pain so that a proper treatment can be initiated. ...Read more
What are the synptoms of a pinched nerve in the right upper back..Also whete to go chiropractor or doctor.?
Pain, numb, weak: A pinched nerve in the neck (cervical radiculopathy) causes pain, paresthesias, numbness, and/or weakness. The radiation pattern is dependent upon which nerve root is being entrapped. For instance, a c5 radiculopathy can present as neck pain with radiation into the medial scapular border and deltoid. It would rarely go below the elbow. Being a doctor I am a bit biased but would rec a doc. ...Read more
Think I have a pinched nerve on the left side of my neck. Would i be getting pain when i turn my body to the left in my ribs and also upper back pain?
Pain in my neck, and upper back. I get a tingly sensation in my neck/hand. Last night i had a brief but mild throb by my armpit.Pinched nerve?Thanks
Can be: Sometimes the c8 root will give symptoms like this. Just need to see specialist to get a more detailed question and answer session and exam. ...Read more
There's no pain, but once in awhile a tingling sensation in the elbow, ring/pinky& lil in shoulder blade. Pinch nerve? ulnar nerve problem? treatment?
Several options: It may respond to over the counter pain relievers (follow the package instructions and make sure you do not have a condition or take other things that might make them unsafe). Heat and cold may help. You can find back exercises on line, but you may benefit from a few sessions with a physical therapist, who can show you good technique in a home program. Regular aerobic exercise is very good too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The determination of whether a compromised nerve can be treated with PT or other intervention (surgery) depends on the degree and type of issue causing symptoms. It seems that the best thing you can do is to speak with your physician to go over your test results in detail in order to make an educated decision. ...Read more
It is possible but: It would have to be a massive central disc herniation especially if the spinal canal is stenotic or smaller than normal. This can be immediate or over a variable period of time especially if it creates a condition known as a myleopathy with changes occuring in the spinal cord which can take weeks, to months or years. ...Read more
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