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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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I have a pinched nerve on my lower back now I'm having numbness on my right leg and buttocks and pain in my lower back. Should I go to the er?

I have a pinched nerve on my lower back now I'm having numbness on my right leg and buttocks and pain in my lower back. Should I go to the er?

If worse yes: if lose bowel or bladder control or severe numbness in saddle area [inner thighs /groin could have quadaiquana syndrome, pinched nerve severe, but if not , just rest , use ice/heat , aleve /tylenol . ...Read more

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I have pain above right buttocks and the hip area. I can hardly walk and it started today. I did nothing to hurt it. Is it a pinched nerve. Other?

I have pain above right buttocks and the hip area.   I can hardly walk and it started today. I did nothing to hurt it. Is it a pinched nerve. Other?

Uncertain: This could be a muscle pull. There could be other issues such as joint, bone, tendons, bursa and you do have medical conditions that also could be related to this problem . I would try simple therapy such as heat or cold and see if that gives you relief. You need to see your physician and get this fully evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a lot of pain in my right leg. It starts in the butt andthigh. What type of tests are there to find out if and where a pinched nerve is in the back?

I have a lot of pain in my right leg. It starts in the butt andthigh. What type of tests are there to find out if and where a pinched nerve is in the back?

This diagnosis is : Made by taking a careful history & doing a thorough physical examination with testing used to confirm the diagnosis if needed for further treatnent if initial care with time, activity modification, medication & physical therapy do not help. Then a lumbar MRI or ct if MRI contraindicated would be the ideal tests usually after 6 weeks of symptoms to help confirm diagnosis & guide further care. ...Read more

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My low lumbar cracks (or pops) and it also there is a pinching pain that goes through my eight butt cheek from it. Pinched nerve? Sciatic maybe?

My low lumbar cracks (or pops) and it also there is a pinching pain that goes through my eight butt cheek from it. Pinched nerve? Sciatic maybe?

Scitica: The popping and cracking may not be related unless there is pain in the lower back. A pinched nerve in the lower back can cause discomfort and pain in the gluteal region (buttocks). Irritation of the actual sciatic nerve such as from piriformis syndrome may do this as well. Referred pain unrelated to the sciatic is also possible. Consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in the seventh vertebrae of my spine and i recently started getting numbness in my toes and now a sharp pain in my butt. R they related?

See doctor to verify: Usually anything related to pinched nerves in the neck (cervicals) have implications with the upper extremities, and likewise with the lumbars. So, normally the 7th vertebrae would not affect your toes. See your doctor, so they can do a mini-neurological check, and see what's causing that, as it may be more related to the sharp pain in your butt, rather than your neck. You need a physical exam. ...Read more

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Random sharp pain deep in butt crack, only when standing. Relieved by movement/walking around. Can last 20-30 seconds. Could it be a pinched nerve?

Random sharp pain deep in butt crack, only when standing.  Relieved by movement/walking around.  Can last 20-30 seconds.  Could it be a pinched nerve?

Could be many things: Usually pinched nerves aren't relieved by standing, walking, or movement. So, it's good to have your doctor take a look at it, and make sure there's nothing there on physical exam, before s/he does a musculoskeletal exam. So, it could be many things until it's examined physically. Then, your diagnosis will be forthcoming. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my left groin, left buttock and it is painful to walk. Could it be a pinched nerve? It hurts to sit.

I have a pain in my left groin, left buttock and it is painful to walk. Could it be a pinched nerve? It hurts to sit.

Yes, Pinched nerve: The description of the pain does fit a 'pinched lumbar nerve'. A lumbar spine MRI is the best test to check out the possiblility. You should get seen and you may get a prescription for Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack to help with the nerve inflammation. Warning signs are bladder/bowel changes and/or severe weakness. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more