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What is the best treatment for pain from a pinched nerve in shoulder and right arm?

What is the best treatment for pain from a pinched  nerve in shoulder and right arm?

Location: First that depends on what nerve in "pinched" and what are your true symptoms. Are you having just pain or are you have problems with muscle control as well. The pinched nerve of your arm is often caused by a problem at the level of your neck and your symptoms just show up in your arm. I recommend you see an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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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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What is the best treatment for a pinched nerve in shoulder blade?

What is the best treatment for a pinched nerve in shoulder blade?

ConservativeApproach: Pinch nerve is easy to diagnose by taking a comprehensive history and performing a physical examination. Usually conservative, reversible approach (pt, acupuncture, nsaids) will manage the condition. In many cases interventional pain procedure under fluoroscopy needs to be done. See pain management specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is traction or acupuncture best for a pinched nerve in lower back?

Is traction or acupuncture best for a pinched nerve in lower back?

Traction/acupuncture: Great question: the real answer is nobody knows. They have never been compared head-to-head in any sort of controlled trial. They are both treatments that can be beneficial and i would suggest doing both of them. Consider epidurals too. When dealing with a pinched nerve, i think the most important thing is to know if there is nerve damage (an EMG will diagnose). If so, surgery is warrante. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for sciatic pain in the left leg caused by a herniated disc?

What are some treatments for sciatic pain in the left leg caused by a herniated disc?

Pain management: The treatments should be based upon the severity and timecourse of the pain. Acutely, relative rest anti-inflammatories and pain medications can help. When the initial pain is improved then a course of physical therapy is helpful. If the pain does not respond epidural spinal injections may provide good relief. Surgery would be indicated with loss of strength or persistent weakness. ...Read more

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What can I used for pinched nerve in the lumbar spine ?

What can I used for pinched nerve in the lumbar spine
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Pinched nerve: The answer depends on the meaning of the pinched nerve. I need further information to comment on this. A complete neurological exam is necessary to make sure there is no ruptured disc or other symptoms like pain radiating to legs. If it means simple low back due to muscle spasm, then simple stretches, ibuprofen, and moist heat may help. But i need further medical information regarding pinch nerve. ...Read more

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How successful is nerve blocks in the lower lumbar for pain and numbness in the legs?

How successful is nerve blocks in the lower lumbar for pain and numbness in the legs?

Highly Variable: My experience in my patients is that for the most part nerve blocks (whether in the lumbar or cervical spines) are not overly successful in terms of duration or amount of relief. The reason is simple. That type of pain management is purely symptomatic & never treats the cause. Pain blocks will NEVER help numbness since that is the result of the neuropathy which is what has to be fixed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a possible pinched nerve in neck?

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What is the treatment for a possible pinched nerve in neck?

A range of options.: A pinched nerve is first treated with rest, physical therapy, and medications. Those that do not get better over time may need an evaluation by a pain specialist for blocks (injections) to the cervical spine to help control the pain. Only in a few cases is surgery needed. There are various surgical procedures available for a pinched nerve depending on the findings on an mri. ...Read more

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Can nerve conduction study be done for upper back pain , shoulder pain and neck pain?

Yes: After taking a history, and a thorough orthopedic and neurologic examination an EMG /NCV may provide help diagnosing and treating these complaints ...Read more

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Is there a cure for nerve pain in the back and legs?

Is there a cure for nerve pain in the back and legs?

May be: You could cure nerve pain if no scar in the nerve or what we call permanent change in the structure of the nerve, if you have changes in the nerve i doubt you could. In this situation we resort to a lot of methods of pain relief. (pain management). ...Read more

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Pain in neck shoulder blade pinched nerve, what is beneficial for it?

Pain in neck shoulder blade pinched nerve, what is beneficial for it?

Non-surgical : Non surgical treatment should always be considered when treating pinched nerves. As dr. Wilner points out, there are multiple modalities to trial. It sounds as if you may have a pinched nerve at c6-7 and an MRI of your cervical spine might be beneficial. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause pain and tingling in both arms/hands?

Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause pain and tingling in both arms/hands?

Pinched nerve : Tingling and numbness in the upper extremities is usually caused by pinched or compressed nerve as in pinched nerve in the neck, carpal tunnel syndrome and other conditions. Its more concerning when an MRI proven pinched nerve in the neck does this to both arms. This would need further investigation with nerve studies and a timely consultation with a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Neurologist referred me for surgery for cervical & lumbar spinal srenosis. Symptoms are numbness in fingers, feet and leg. Can surgery reliefve?

Neurologist  referred me for surgery for cervical & lumbar spinal srenosis.   Symptoms are numbness in fingers, feet and  leg.  Can surgery  reliefve?

Stenosis: In this country surgery is considered the definitive care for stenosis especially for cervical stenosis. Conservative care is traction and possibly cervical epidural steroids. Ultimately, want to do something before stenosis causes problems that will not be reversed by the surgery. Problem is predicting who will get worse and how fast. ...Read more

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What are suggested excercises for a pinched sciatic nerve?

What are suggested excercises for a pinched sciatic nerve?

McKenzie: Several exercise approaches can help low back pain, and physical therapists can instruct in williams and mckenzie approaches. Some specialized therapists can use felderkreis approaches. Best to have direct expert instruction prior to using these techniques. Although pilates is touted, need an expert to select safest approach. ...Read more

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What can be done for sciatica nerve pain in butt?

What can be done for sciatica nerve pain in butt?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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I have back pains with a bulging disc and pinched nerve in my L4 L5 disc and the neurosurgeon recommended amytriptlene?

I have back pains with a bulging disc and pinched nerve in my L4 L5 disc and the neurosurgeon recommended amytriptlene?

1possibility: It is very common to have a bulging disc. The nerve symptoms are usually related to inflammation. The first step in treatment is usually anti- inflammatories and physical therapy to decrease the mechanical traits that are putting pressure on the disc and strengthen your core. When these measures do not completely work, a medication to help with netve pain is often added. Amytrip. Is one of those. ...Read more

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