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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 can I do for a pinched nerve I have on my lower back? It also goes down my right leg towards the back right above the knee.

What can I do for a pinched nerve I have on my lower back? It also goes down my right leg towards the back right above the knee.

Sciatica: Low back, buttock and "shooting" leg pain are all symptoms of a pinched nerve. It sounds like you may have that problem. If the pain is severe and limiting your activity still, the best non-narcotic medications that I have found to work for my patients are antiinflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen which are over-the-counter medications. Other non-narcotic medications include tramadol (ultram) which requires a prescription and nerve-pain medications such as gabapentin. These are all to be taken for temporary pain relief. This type of pain typically resolves with time. Ask your primary physician about these if the pain is still limiting you. If it is still going on for more than a month an MRI may be helpful to help sort out what is going on and there could be other potential treatments outside of surgery that could benefit you. ...Read more

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What can I do relieve my pinched nerve in my neck?

What can I do relieve my pinched nerve in my neck?

Pinched nerve: Consult an orthopedic specialist for workup & tx recommendations. ...Read more

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What can I do for a pinched nerve, im a littlw over 26 week's pregnant?

What can I do for a pinched nerve, im a littlw over 26 week's pregnant?

Sciatica: Due to the extra weight that put strain on your back. The good news, it is a temporary problem. The rule of thumb, never take medication, use alternative medicine or perform exercises without consulting with your physician. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure a pinched nerve?

What can I do to cure a pinched nerve?

Time, medication...: Time is the biggest factor as most disc problems resolve. Activity modification, traction, wearing a support, exercise/physical therapy, medication & epidural steroid injections are options. Regular exercise and smoking cessation play a role in maintaining a healthy spine. In 10% of disc herniations, surgery indicated with 90% success rate in a non smoker assuming this is due to a disc issue ...Read more

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What can I do for pinched nerve in left leg causing hip and leg to go numb?

Epidural Block: A very frequently used technique used for this condition. Vist your pain doctor for a proper evaluation and see if you qualify. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of this pinched nerve in my neck/right shoulder blade?

What can I do to get rid of this pinched nerve in my neck/right shoulder blade?

Physical therapy.: Don't know if you tried physical therapy. The nerve may be pinched in the shoulder region, or in the neck. You may benefit from cervical traction, and manual therapy. ...Read more

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What can I do to for a pinched siatic nerve?

What can I do to for a pinched siatic nerve?

See your doctor: See your doctor. He/she will listen to you, examine you and possibly do some tests. He/she will probably prescribe medication for pain, physical therapy for exercises and stretching and possibly a referral for surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What to do for a pinched nerve in neck?

Trickey: If you have a definate diagnosis either by MRI and emg, then ask your pcp to refer you to an interventional pain doctor. Epidural steroid injection may be very helpful. ...Read more

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