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Doctor insights on: Treating A Pinched Nerve In Back

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What can cause a pinched nerve in back?

What can cause a pinched nerve in back?

USUALLY a disc: A 'pinched nerve' can be due to a 'bulging disc' or a 'bone spur' or a combination of both. ...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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I have a pinched nerve in back and it's taking My breath away. What can I do?

I have a pinched nerve in back and it's taking
My breath away. What can I do?

Pinched nerve: needs to be treated by your doc. Treatment MAY include Physical Therapy, Shots, anti-inflammatories, perhaps even surgery. There are natural anti-inflammatories but you would need to see a nutritionist, Chinese doctor, or the like. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Calcaneal branch: of tibial nerve can be checked with an NCV exam. Have somebody check for foreign body like a piece of glass with a careful exam. Also an x-ray can show a calcaneal spur. If this fails see a foot specialist (podiatrist) ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in back making my hip and leg swell. What to do it's been 2 days?

Pinched nerve in back making my hip and leg swell. What to do it's been 2 days?

Be sure: There could be more worrisome reasons for the swelling, so please have this evaluated by practitioner. Though nerve irritation from sciatica can impact neurovascular function and contribute to swelling, be certain it is not more worrisome cause. ...Read more

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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

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Pinched nerve in back causing pain in leg and knee. What can I do at home?

Pinched nerve in back causing pain in leg and knee. What can I do at home?

Rest, nsaids: In order to alleviate the symptoms of a lumbar radiculopathy, the use of rest and nsaids is most important. If symptoms persist, the use of physical therapy and sometimes a steroid pack can also be helpful. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Not if pinched nerve: It seems that you may have slept with neck in unusual position if symptoms only lasted 5 minutes. If symptoms come back or persist then imaging of neck will be needed. ...Read more