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What does it mean to have a radicular pain?

What does it mean to have a radicular pain?

Radiculopathies: The term radiculopathy refers to a disease process that involves one or more of the spinal nerve roots. Typically there are 3 most common causes: a herniated disc, central spinal stenosis and lateral spinal stenosis. As a result of the initial insult or injury pain travels along the nerve root distribution in the body. ...Read more

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What is radicular pain?

What is radicular pain?

Spinal nerve pain: Radicular pain refers to pain generated from an inflammation of a spinal nerve. Typically the pain occurs in specific part of the leg, both above and below the knee. The pain is a deep burning, tingling or shooting sensation that is present all the time. It can also occur in the arm (from cervical nerve root inflammation) or chest (from thoracic nerve pain). ...Read more

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I have radicular pain L Butt and LLE. But I was told it's not "true" radiculopathy because my neuro exam shows normal sensation. ? I don't get it...

Radiculopathy: means abnormal degeneration of a nerve due to impingement or constant stimulation from lack of blood supply etc.. For cutaneous or deep nerves, they usually carry both pain signals and sensitivity to touch, pressure, temperature, et. And when a nerve degenerates, you should have both pain (which is nothing but alarm bells your body sends to signal an emergency or injury) and sensation deficits ...Read more

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Workers compensation for a bulging disc spondylosis with radicular pain?

Workers compensation for a bulging disc spondylosis with radicular pain?

Depends: Work comp laws vary from state to state. In additon, certain industries such maritime have different requirements for coverage asa they are governed by the us dept of labor. In most cases, there needs to be some precipitating event which causes the injury to be ruled compensable, but this differs as i mentioned above. ...Read more

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What things i shoudnt do and should take special care im suffring from radicular pain from my right whole leg..My gp said it will take 4 weeks fo relv?

What things i shoudnt do and should take special care im suffring from radicular pain from my right whole leg..My gp said it will take 4 weeks fo relv?

Avoidance : Taje it easy and avoid any activity that aggrevate your symptoms. Stay away from certain exercises such as running or heavy weight lifting. ...Read more

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Can radicular pain cause upset stomich I've got radicularr pain what ever i eat i get stomich pain i don't no weather its bug because i got flu azwal?

Can radicular pain cause upset stomich I've got  radicularr pain what ever i eat i get stomich pain i don't no weather its bug because i got flu azwal?

Not connected: The nerves damaged when you have radicular pain are not connected to the nerves that go to your stomach or internal organs, but if you are taking pain medications, especially nsaids like Motrin or naproxen, then those are a likely source of stomach pain or nausea. ...Read more

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Have pressure feeling under ribcage going round back. Doc now saying have radicular pain. Given me amitriptyline. I'm very confused?

Have pressure feeling under ribcage going round back. Doc now saying have radicular pain. Given me amitriptyline. I'm very confused?

Zoster: Sounds like shingles do you have a rash? Standard narcotic drugs do not work well for 'nerve pain'. (radicular pain) Membrane stabilizers and neuroactive medications can be helpful. Gabapentin is another option. Amitryptiline is considered to be good for this indication in a low dose like the one prescribed for you. ...Read more

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Does ibuprofen decrease cervical radicular pain in hand?

Does ibuprofen decrease cervical radicular pain in hand?

Radicular Pain: Anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen may help with cervical radicular hand pain. Usually prescribed doses are 600-800mg of Ibuprofen every 6-8hrs. However if you are not feeling better after 1-2 weeks, you may need to see a doctor to evaluate for stronger medications, physical therapy or further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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