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Could a chiropractor resolve a pinched nerve?

Could a chiropractor resolve a pinched nerve?

Depends on what: Is causing the pinch. If it is just a mild disc bulge, then chiropractic manipulation has been shown to help. If it is a herniated disc, it depends on the degree and placement of the herniation. Many people have success with chiropractors, but make sure to have imaging and don't be shy about second opinion if it does not get better fast or if any symptoms change for the worse. ...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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Might a pinched nerve in neck heal itself?

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Might a pinched nerve in neck heal itself?

Pinched nerve: It is certainly possible for a pinched nerve to "heal." in many cases, pinched nerves are caused by herniated discs, and these can heal/resolve with time - once the herniated disc has resolved, the nerve is no longer pinched. ...Read more

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How do you get relief from pinched nerve or siatic nerve?

How do you get relief from pinched nerve or siatic nerve?

See DO: 1st you need to find out if it is sciatica. Tight/spasmed glutehip muscles, misaligned pelvis can also cause similar symptoms. Dos are dr who have also been trained to diagnose & treat muscular/skeletal problems using techniques to relax muscles, realign bones & in general bring the body back into normal alignment. These techniques are used in addition to regular medical treatments/medications. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate pain from a pinched nerve and/or herniated disk?

How can I alleviate pain from a pinched nerve and/or herniated disk?

Time plus: Time is the best healer but activity restriction, guided exercise, medication especially a steroid pack, and even epidural steroid injections may help. Cessation of smoking, weight reduction and regular exercise will help prevent a recurrence which has a rate of 5% if due to a disc herniation. 90% are treated without surgery with 10% going to surgery with a 90% success rate if not a smoker. ...Read more

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Might a herniated disk without nerve compression still cause sciatica pain?

Might a herniated disk without nerve compression still cause sciatica pain?

Yes: Nerve compression is just one way sciatica can happen. Often when looking at MRI, doctors don't take into consideration that this is a still image and doesn't show what your spine will do when you move, bend over or even stand up. That is why you need to see a spine specialist that can discuss this with you and your options for treatment. ...Read more

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Can nerve irritation like sciatica or pinched nerve in the neck lead to stroke, if pinch is long lasting?

Can nerve irritation like sciatica or pinched nerve in the neck lead to stroke, if pinch is long lasting?

No: Stroke occurs as a result of an insult to the brain. Typically due to lack of blood supply to a portion of the brain, which occurs following a bleed or following a blockage of arterial flow to the brain tissue. It does not occur due to nerve irritation from a "pinched" nerve. ...Read more

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Could a cervical facet nerve block take pain away forever?

Could a cervical facet nerve block take pain away forever?

Consider RFA: Facet Nerve Blocks provide temporary pain relief since they are diagnostic injections generally. Radiofrequency Ablation is a procedure that eliminates the nerve to these facet joint and can give you up to 1-2 years of pain relief. ...Read more

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Can a nerve block help cure my pain from phn?

Can a nerve block help cure my pain from phn?

PHN: Typically nerve block are performed with local anesthetics and may have steroid added for anti-inflammatory effect. The duration of effect is extremely variable dependent on which condition the block is performed. Phn can be very difficult to treat but is amenable to many therapies which should be guided by a practitioner well versed in such conditions such as a pain specialist. ...Read more

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What is a good way to relieve back pain from a pinched nerve?

Rest, icing: The goal is to relieve the pressure on the nerve a diminish the local inflammation. Resting in a position to relieve strain in that area is useful. Icing can be a great relief and the use of nsaids is frequently helpful. Massage is a good reliever but if the condition persists week after week or is worsening, then you need to be evaluated by your orthopod. ...Read more

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Could a herniated disk without nerve compression still cause sciatica pain?

Could a herniated disk without nerve compression still cause sciatica pain?

Annular tear: Sometimes the herniated disk has annular tear that releases the spongier nucleus pulposus out that can cause a chemical neuritis on the nerves that is similar to sciatica. Also if the MRI reflects any listhesis (slipping of one bone on the other) there may be a compression on the nerves that will not be appreciated on the MRI because you are lying down and not allowing gravity/forces to move it. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disk without nerve compression cause sciatica pain?

Can a herniated disk without nerve compression cause sciatica pain?

Yes: Nerve compression is just one way sciatica can happen. Often when looking at MRI, doctors don't take into consideration that this is a still image and doesn't show what your spine will do when you move, bend over or even stand up. That is why you need to see a spine specialist that can discuss this with you and your options for treatment. ...Read more

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Can ultrasound see a pinched nerve such as the sural nerve or a cutaneous nerve?

Can ultrasound see a pinched nerve such as the sural nerve or a cutaneous nerve?

Yes, ultrasound: is capable of visualizing the sural nerve and other cutaneous nerves, but it may be difficult, and it may also be difficult to find a sonographer with expertise. ...Read more

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Will a chiropractor help fix siatic or pinched nerve?

I do not think so: I do not think the chiropractor could fix the pinched nerve, because the pinched nerve is a sequence to a disc got out place and cause the nerve pinching , there no documented case in the books show manipulations help the disc went back in place after manipulations. But the chiropractor could help with reduce the symptom of the pinched nerve. Good luck. Thank you. ...Read more

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Will acupuncture benefit pinched nerve in shoulder?

Will acupuncture benefit pinched nerve in shoulder?

Acupuncture for pain: Acupuncture is very effective for a variety of painful conditions. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause a hemiparesis?

Can a pinched nerve cause a hemiparesis?

No: A single pinched nerve may cause weakness in the distribution of that nerve only. Hemiparesis=weakness on half the body should be caused by something larger like a stroke or compression of the spinal cord/disease of the spinal cord. ...Read more

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What is the best way to ease leg pain from a slipped disc casing a pinched nerve?

Pinched nerve: Put your back in flexion. Lay stomach down with two-three pillows under your pelvic area. This will help decompress the nerves. Hope it helps. Good luck ...Read more

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Would a lumbar sympathetic block provide relief from small fiber neuropathy pain of the leg?

Would a lumbar sympathetic block provide relief from small fiber neuropathy pain of the leg?

Large fiber-beta: When sympathetic blockade stops the release of ne, nociceptor (pain) activation ceases. Management of sympathetically mediated pain may involve a series of sympathetic blocks leading to down- regulation of adrenoreceptors, thereby inducing long-term elimination of sympathetically mediated pain. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good way to relieve back pain from a pinched nerve?

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Can you recommend a good way to relieve back pain from a pinched nerve?

Pinched nerve: For most people, a pinched spinal nerve will cause predominantly extremity (i.E arm or leg) pain rather than back pain. Treatment options include physical therapy (progressive strengthening/stretching) and medications and spinal injections. If severe (i.e. Causing neurologic deficit), a pinched nerve may even require surgery. ...Read more

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Is a pinched nerve in the neck at C5 C6 a serious condition? Is a pinched nerve like cervical radiculopathy? Please help

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 more

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How to get relive from the crawly tingling of a pinched nerve?

How to get relive from the crawly tingling of a pinched nerve?

It sounds like you : Are describing parathesias which is similar to the sensation when your arm or leg " falls asleep" and then you experience this sensation just before it "wakes up." medication like Neurontin or Lyrica (pregabalin) may help if indicated for use by your physician if that is the correct diagnosis. Sometimes other medications & treatment are indicated based on the cause of the pinched nerve & other symptoms. ...Read more