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What Doctor To See For Pinched Nerve
ORHTO/PM&REHAB: You have to see an orthopedic or a physical & rehabilitation physician. ...Read more
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
I have some neck pain and tingling in right arm, could it be a pinched nerve? Does a chiropractor take care of this or should I see my doctor?
Absolutely: A pinched nerve can cause neck pain headaches, and pain or numbness running into the arm. There are other potential causes, however, and so it would be food to just get a regular check up to make sure it is nothing else. Physical therapy, chiropractic, and interventional pain management are the non operative treatments for it if it doesn't get better. Thank you. ...Read more
I have a bad back and problems with pinched nerves as well as numbness on the left side of my toe. Should I go see a doctor and take gabapentin?
Bad back: Start by seeing a doctor for thorough physical exam & workup. ...Read more
Neck 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. ...Read more
As long as he is: Trained as a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon if you are seeking surgical treatment otherwise for non operative care treatment can be sought from an osteopath. ...Read more
How would doctors recommend I treat pain from thoracic output syndrome. Or pinched nerve in shoulder.?
I think I have a pinched nerve in lower back. Went to doc, today and got meds. How long until pain stops? I have had severe pain for 5 days now?
Pain will go gradual: Pain can linger longer if you have muscle spasm. but either way, don't be surprised if it goes on longer than one week. Recovery and resolution will be quicker if you do everything right- rest, relax the muscle, take pain meds and do gentle range of motion exercises AFTER the pain goes away. The key is not to rush it ...Read more
Other ways: A good history and detailed neurological exam can be a good start. Tests besides a MRI would be an EMG/Nerve Conduction Study can support the above and can be used to document the root involved, give some information as to the severity, and exclude other possible causes. CAT Scans can be helpful but pale in comparison with a MRI. A myelogram can also be used in patients who cannot undergo a MRI. ...Read more
My doctor thinks I have a pinched nerve in my neck and wants to do an emg test? What does emg stand for, and how will this test help my doctor
Nerve & muscle test: Electromyography (EMG) is typically performed along with nerve conduction studies. When performed by a skilled physician (who also does a history & physical exam), these tests can identify nerve & muscle conditions at any point in the 'circuit' from part of the spinal cord, nerve root (exiting your spinal column), through the plexus, peripheral nerve, neuromuscular junction, and muscle. ...Read more
Random sharp pain in left side of chest. Sister and brother have it too. Asked a doctor about it years ago was told it was a pinched nerve. Common?
Shape of the chest:
Since it is common to many members of the family equally between males and females, then it must be the shape of the thoracic cavity that could be inherited is the cause of the problem
costochondritis is common in some family more than others more common in female because of the breast weight and the nature of the bra women ware
try NSAIDS, and heat pad, abd soft bra.
good luck ...Read more
Can a pinched nerve in the neck and back cause all muscles to be weak and lose strength. And should doctors apporate emediatley to avoid further comp?
What are the synptoms of a pinched nerve in the right upper back. Also whete to go chiropractor or doctor.?
Pain, numb, weak:
A pinched nerve in the neck (cervical radiculopathy) causes pain, paresthesias, numbness, and/or weakness. The radiation pattern is dependent upon which nerve root is being entrapped.
For instance, a C5 radiculopathy can present as neck pain with radiation into the medial scapular border and deltoid. It would rarely go below the elbow.
Being a doctor I am a bit biased but would rec a doc. ...Read more
I just had surgery because of a pinched nerve on 5L. now I have foot dropped. The doctor today said it was normal. Will I get better?
Hate to say it, but foot drop is NOT NORMAL, and in your case, likely due to either nerve compression on L-5 nerve root or perhaps transient surgical complication. Suggest, MRI and EMG, perhaps some temporary steroids, and use of an AFO splint to keep foot stable.
Have a meeting with your doctor and get all of this situated. ...Read more
Could a pinched nerve in elbow be caused by a orthopedic problem? Had emg and have pinched nerve, doc said don't lean on elbows which I don't do
16. I may have a slipped disk/ pinched nerve and I did gymnastics anyway. Pain worsened in lower back, tight feeling. Doctor on Sat. Immediate danger?
When you get a pinched nerve surgery and have the metal casings in your neck, how long before the doctor remove the casing and screw. Are is the permi?
They are permanent.
cannot say in your particular case, but generally, ...Read more
Can a doctor determine someone having a pinched nerve without having done an MRI first, and would doing physical therapy be doing more damage to it?
I have a pinched nerve that send pain down my arm to my fingers. Is there anything I can do to "calm it down" until my doctor appt? I take NSAIDS. Thx
Neck pain: A herniated disc in the neck will cause radiating arm pain, weakness and numbness. Physical therapy and chiropractic care can help to reduce the pain. Cervical traction and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is also helpful. A Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack or neuropathic pain medicines like Gabapentin (Neurontin) can calm the nerve down. ...Read more
Hello, doctor says I have a pinched nerve in my lower back that causes the off/on pain at right hip. He says no surgery necessary can P/T correct this?
PainMedsRelaxants&PT: A combination of Anti inflammatory meds with or without muscle relaxants and Physical Therapy may help the pain. But you also need to find the cause of pinch nerve by MRI if the spine before you start on physical therapy. Most patients respond to this regimen. But if pain persists and with MRI fIindings, you may need Pain Management or a consult with a Spine Speacialist ...Read more
After NCS and EMG, doctor says I have a pinched nerve, S1, causing my posterior calf pain. Can a pinched S1 cause this pain? Schedule a 2nd opinion?
I've been having numbness in my left ring an pinky finger the past 3 days. The week prior I had severe pain in the area behind my elbow. This tells me it's a pinched nerve. Is there anything I can do without going to a doctor?
You might try. .: .... an over-the-counter wrist splint. I concur with your diagnosis that some nerve compression is going on, and it may be at the elbow, but even stabilizing the ulnar nerve (suppliers of the 4th and 5th digits) at the wrist could help. Anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen/naproxen could reduce swelling if this is part of the problem. If it goes on a week or more, you should contact your doctor ...Read more
Possible pinched nerve after smashed finger...Pain down my arm so the doctor prescribe me neurotin is that right?
Multiple symptoms, er doctor says severe allergic reaction with no basis, family doctor says pinched nerve or diabetes. Help?
Help: If you are looking for a second opinion you might consider Healthtap concierge. However, this is to broad to be able to provide useful input. Take care. ...Read more
Can a cortisone shot help with a pinched nerve in the neck? What can a pain management and rehab doctor do for my neck? Why kind of exam happens? Help
Yes: A steroid (which cortisone is a type of) can help with a pinched nerve if the result if a bulging disc. A pain doc can perform a pe and take a complete history. They will order any other necessary studies and provide u with options. Pt will provide specific exercises for you to strengthen your core. ...Read more
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