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Using Heat And Ice On A Pinched Nerve
New:ice;old:heat: A "pinched nerve in the neck" covers a lot of diagnostic ground. If you have numbness and/or tingling in your arm or hand this may be a cervical neuropathy caused by a nerve impinged as it exits the cervical(neck) vertebral hole(foramen). A cheap and often effective treatment is home traction.It consists of an over the door pulley and halter. ...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
What r the treatments to fix a pinched nerve in the neck and is ice or heat better to diminish the pain I have severe neck and head pain on the left?
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Traction/acupuncture: Great question: the real answer is nobody knows. They have never been compared head-to-head in any sort of controlled trial. They are both treatments that can be beneficial and i would suggest doing both of them. Consider epidurals too. When dealing with a pinched nerve, i think the most important thing is to know if there is nerve damage (an EMG will diagnose). If so, surgery is warrante. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ConservativeApproach: Pinch nerve is easy to diagnose by taking a comprehensive history and performing a physical examination. Usually conservative, reversible approach (pt, acupuncture, nsaids) will manage the condition. In many cases interventional pain procedure under fluoroscopy needs to be done. See pain management specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
NECK STRAIN: Warm compress will dilate the blood vessels on your neck to relieve the strain. ...Read more
Either?: However, it will be temporary as it takes a lot to get down into the spine which might not work. Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A range of options.: A pinched nerve is first treated with rest, physical therapy, and medications. Those that do not get better over time may need an evaluation by a pain specialist for blocks (injections) to the cervical spine to help control the pain. Only in a few cases is surgery needed. There are various surgical procedures available for a pinched nerve depending on the findings on an mri. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a pinched nerve in the neck at C5 C6 a serious condition? Is a pinched nerve like cervical radiculopathy? Please help
Outcome varies: If there is compression of one of the nerve roots it is sometimes equivalent to a "pinched nerve" . This type of physical compression of a nerve root can result in a radiculopathy. The outcome is variable. Sometimes over a period of days - weeks the radiculopathy will spontaneously improve. If you start noticing difficulty in pinching (weakness) of your thumb and index finger then check with MD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Location: First that depends on what nerve in "pinched" and what are your true symptoms. Are you having just pain or are you have problems with muscle control as well. The pinched nerve of your arm is often caused by a problem at the level of your neck and your symptoms just show up in your arm. I recommend you see an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What kind of treatment is available for neck an head pain related to what is thought to be a pinched nerve?
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
Trapezius muscle: The trapezius (connects the neck and mid back to the shoulder blade) is the most common muscle to develop 'trigger points'. Usually associated with poor sleep, stress, poor posture or long periods of sitting, insufficient stretching/exercise. A 'pinched nerve' root will cause pain down the arm and is not a typical cause of neck or shoulder blade pain. ...Read more
Ice First, then Heat: PRP is an offered treatment that has shown good success however is considered experimental at this time. The basic theory is it helps to strengthen the ligaments using your own platelets/growth factors and therefore reducing stress on the joint by tightening them up. As far as I know its safer than steroid injection. Pretty cool stuff. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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