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Treating A Pinched Nerve In Back
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
Feels like under my heel was smashed by a hammer. No trauma to heel. Does this description fit pinched nerve in back or nerve impingement in heel?
Neurologist told me that if I have a pinched nerve in back for 3-4 years that needle would not detect it. Is this true?
Basically: yes it is: A reason that back pain absorbs so much of the Health Care resources is that detection of specific cause and targeted treatment is so elusive. But there is info on the general issue w/ lots of good ideas. You can do many on your own and find help w/ many others. Here's the site: http://www.primehealthchannel.com/pinched-nerve-in-back-symptoms-causes-diagnosis-and-treatment.html Best wishes! ...Read more
Surgery only option if injections can't fix pinched nerve in back? How can MRI not see pinched nerves but EMG and conduction study says otherwise?
May need : to be evaluated for piriformis syndrome.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had pinched nerve in back/left arm. Started lifting weights after it felt better. Now left arm is weak & MUCH smaller than right arm. What to do?
Pinched nerve damage: A pinched nerve can lose function and this may be irreversible. The nerve tells the muscle to work, and is the nerve is pinched and not working, the muscle will shrink. Until the nerve function recovers, the muscle will not work. This can be permanent and although some nerves function well when pinched, ongoing muscle weakness is a reason to see a spine specialist soon. ...Read more
Woke up w/ entire left arm stiff (couldn't move) &numbness. Lasted 5 min, fell back asleep. Recent pinched nerve in back on left side. Related?
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