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What might I do to get relief from a pinched nerve in my lower back?

What might I do to get relief from a pinched nerve in my lower back?

Back pain: Often times, conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching) and anti-inflammatory medications will work. It would also be reasonable to try massage, ice or heat, or over the counter creams such as aspercreme or capsaicin creme. See a physician if your symptoms do not improve - further treatment options would include spinal injections and even surgery. ...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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How do I get immidiate relief from a pinched nerve that isn't steroids?

How do I get immidiate relief from a pinched nerve that isn't steroids?

Not usually: A short course of oral steroids is very often effectve in alleviating the symptoms of nerve root compression, this is usually a well-tolerated medication. If you have diabetes, your blood sugar may become elevated with steroid use and will need to be monitored. ...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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Which pain medication is prescribed for relief of a pinched nerve?

Which pain medication is prescribed for relief of a pinched nerve?

Various: There are 3 classes of medications for this type of pain: 1- anti-inflammatory: steroids (solumedrol, decadron, etc)and nsaids (ibuprofen, motrin, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc) 2- muscle relaxants (e.g., soma, flexeril) 3- narcotics (vicodin, oxycodone, etc) i prefer using classes 1 and 2 before resorting to class 3. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in the middle of my back, any way to find fast relief?

Pinched nerve in the middle of my back, any way to find fast relief?

Muscle spasm: Most back pain at your age is probably related to muscle spasm. Try bending over, twisting torso R/L and leaning over R/L. See if any of these maneuvers stretch the spasm out. ...Read more

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Possibly pinched nerve in upper left shoulder area. Radiates up neck and down left arm. Very painfully. Only relief when i lay flat on back.

Possibly pinched nerve in upper left shoulder area. Radiates up neck and down left arm.  Very painfully. Only relief when i lay flat on back.

I PAIN: You need ct scan/mri of cervical spine to see disc, vertebra, nerve compression, osteoarthritis, fasciae and muscles. The appropriate management depends on correct diagnosis. Please see your doctor. Thanks. ...Read more

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Severe neck-shoulder-arm pain (r side)(throbbing/pulsating/sharp stabbing). 2 months) X-ray done(normal). Doctor thinks pinched nerve. Relief laying?

Severe neck-shoulder-arm pain  (r side)(throbbing/pulsating/sharp stabbing). 2 months) X-ray done(normal). Doctor thinks pinched nerve. Relief laying?

Maybe: This one is hard to say without examining your shoulder as it can be hard to distinguish pain arising from shoulder conditions such as impingement or rotator cuff tendonitis from neck conditions such as bulging disc. Need to be examined to truly discern where the problem is from. Xrays can be normal in either condition. ...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?

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

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