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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...

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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When evaluating lower back pain, can radicular pain on left affect right butt, hip & hamstring when there is a problem with L4, L5 and sacrum?

When evaluating lower back pain, can radicular pain on left affect right butt, hip & hamstring when there is a problem with L4, L5 and sacrum?

Left Radicular Pain: Left side radicular symptoms won't cause right side symptoms. Radicular implies that specific nerves are involved (example: left L5 and S1 radicular symptoms can cause side of the left leg and back of left leg pain-sometimes all the way into the left foot.). You have the same set of nerves on the opposite (right) side which could cause the same symptoms-depends on what that path is at L4/5 & L5/S1 ...Read more

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Pinched nerve at t1 ; dr.Wants to operate; also have ddd, djd oa & ankylosing spondilytis. Radicular pain down left arm. What's best treatment?

Pinched nerve at t1 ; dr.Wants to operate; also have ddd, djd  oa & ankylosing spondilytis. Radicular pain down left arm. What's best treatment?

Various options: Ankylosing spondilytis can limit some of the surgical options and outcomes. Treatment needs to be indivisualized depending on what your x-ray, EMG test and MRI showed, and how well you responded to physical therapy and steroid injections. Please discuss with your doctor and ask second opinion, if you have still questions. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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56 year-old woman notices radicular pain after taking vitamin B6 supplement for three years.....?

B6 toxicity is well recognized: There are a few questions that need to be asked in this case. Exactly how much B6 was the patient taking? According to recommended standards 200mg daily is the limit. Toxicity is thought to occur at levels of 1000mg. daily and above though much lower have been reported on rare occasions(100-300mg). Secondly, what exactly was the quality of her pain? Described symptoms of neural toxicity involves sensory neuropathy described mainly as burning dysesthesias and numbness. The case talks about a RADICULOPATHY. That is typically not the same type of pain as we find in chemical toxicities. Pain in the feet could very well be dysesthesias but the history could be a bit more specific there in order to attach more positive points for B6 sequelae. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16320662 ...Read more

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How long does it take for radicular leg pain to settle down does it go away it self?

Usually a few weeks: Most sciatica improves on its own within a few weeks to 6 to 8 weeks. If you are having extreme pain or have noticed any significant weakness you should consult with a spine physician. ...Read more

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What is radicular joint and disc back pain?

"radiating pain": If refers to radiating pain from a specific nerve distribution - usually from an upper region to a lower region, i.e. Back down th leg, or neck to the arm or shoulder. . Each nerve carries a signal (and pain) to a specific anatomic location. (compare to a sprained ankle that can be diffusely painful and numb rather than focally numb and painful in one location. ...Read more

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What is radicular cyst? Why it is will happen even after operation? How can I prevent this?

What is radicular cyst? Why it is will happen even after operation? How can I prevent this?

For a tooth?: A radical at cyst is a cyst that forms from the root of a tooth during the development of the tooth. It can reoccur after it is remove if remants of the cyst is left behind from the surgery. See an experience oral surgeon to ensure that this is managed properly? ...Read more

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I have LBP x4 wks after intensive golf (8 days in a row). No radicular sympt.Tried PT exercises & stretching & Aleve (naproxen) w/temp. relief only. Suggestions?

I have LBP x4 wks after intensive golf (8 days in a row). No radicular sympt.Tried PT exercises & stretching & Aleve (naproxen) w/temp. relief only. Suggestions?

You need diagnosis: This may be something you can work with stretching and exercise but you may need to see your physician to get a definite diagnosis and therefore definite therapy. It is possible you will need imaging to see if there's anything that has caused injury, tearing, inflammation, herniation etc. ...Read more