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How do you know if you have a pinched nerve in your back?

How do you know if you have a pinched nerve in your back?

Pinched nerve: Pain is the most common sign with pain in the back and then sometimes radiating down the leg. In more severe cases there can be weakness and numbness in the legs. ...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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How do they treat a pinched nerve in your back that is causing pains all they way down your leg to your foot?

How do they treat a pinched nerve in your back that is causing pains all they way down your leg to your foot?

A number of ways: There are a number of possible treatments for a pinched nerve. These include (but are not limited to) steroid injections, surgical decompression, physical therapy and osteopathic manipulation. What particular treatment you receive will depend on the severity of your symptoms and the skill and expertise of your treating physician. ...Read more

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Does a pinched nerve in upper back cause pain and weakness in both legs?

Does a pinched nerve in upper back cause pain and weakness in both legs?

Spinal cord symptoms: A "pinched nerve" in the upper back can indicate possible compression of the spinal cord. This can lead to pain, numbness, difficulty with balance, bowel/bladder issues, and weakness in the lower extremities. This type of disease may be quite serious and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Was told yesterday that I have the symptoms of a pinched nerve but don't have a pinched nerve. What is going? My back feels like it is out

Unsure: It depends on your symptoms and where they are located. You can have irritation of a nerve without it being 'pinched'. How do you know it is not pinched? Have you had imaging (which you may not need) to prove whether it is affected? ...Read more

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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

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How can I treat a pinched nerve in my back?

How can I treat a pinched nerve in my back?

Thorough evaluation: Start with your primary care physician to begin work up, order appropriate studies, and decide if you need a referral to a spine specialist (neuro or ortho spine surgeon). Not every disc herniation needs surgery - usually a last resort. Start with medications, physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, injections. If you are still having trouble despite these treatments, seek a surgical opinion. ...Read more

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What works in taking care of a pinched nerve in my back?

Pinched Nerve: A pinched nerve is typically still intact and does not need 'to heal'. The reason for the pinching is typically arthritis or a herniated disc for example, and that needs to be diagnosed correctly before we know what to do for it. Maintaining flexibility is hugely important and anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen-like meds) can be helpful too... Find a good ortho spine doc to diagnose the problem. Thx! ...Read more

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What can I do to stop the pain, from a pinched nerve in my back?

Seen a doctor yet?: A pinched nerve (e.g. Sciatica) may cause severe pain and disability. If anti-inflammatories and usual pain meds have not controlled the pain then oral steroids (e.g. Medrol dose pak) followed by an injection may get the 'inflamed nerve' -under control. Other meds for 'nerve pain' may also help: Gabapentin or lyrica (pregabalin). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in the middle of my back, any way to find fast relief?

Pinched nerve in the middle of my back, any way to find fast relief?

Muscle spasm: Most back pain at your age is probably related to muscle spasm. Try bending over, twisting torso R/L and leaning over R/L. See if any of these maneuvers stretch the spasm out. ...Read more

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Will pool pt actually help a pinched nerve in my back, I have been suffering for 9 months.?

It may: There is sufficient evidence to suggest that therapeutic aquatic exercise is potentially beneficial to patients suffering from chronic low back pain. It can not "change the anatomy" of what is causing the pinch but it can provide an environment in which you could potentially exercise more, decrease the pain, and improve your function. ...Read more

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