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Doctor insights on: What Is Good For A Pinched Nerve

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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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What would be a good way to take care of a pinched nerve in a shoulder caused by a friend?

Depends: A literal pinched nerve in the shoulder can be treated with physical therapy vs injections vs surgery. Often, however, a sensation of a pinched nerve in the shoulder is caused by a cervical pinched nerve, and even shoulder pathology such as a rotator cuff tendonitis could be mistaken for a pinched nerve in the shoulder. If your symptoms do not improve over time, see a physician. ...Read more

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Can you give me some good tips for back pain pinched nerve?

Can you give me some good tips for back pain pinched nerve?

Stretch and PT: If you are having back pain and pinched nerve symptoms (pain and tingling into your leg(s)), you will need to try both stretching and may want to seek the services of a physical therapist (pt). If you also have weakness, you should see a md immediately. Pt can be very helpful for patient with early (less than 3 months) pinched nerve symptoms. Over 3 months, you may need a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What is a good way to relieve back pain from a pinched nerve?

What is a good way to relieve back pain from a pinched nerve?

Rest, icing: The goal is to relieve the pressure on the nerve a diminish the local inflammation. Resting in a position to relieve strain in that area is useful. Icing can be a great relief and the use of nsaids is frequently helpful. Massage is a good reliever but if the condition persists week after week or is worsening, then you need to be evaluated by your orthopod. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good way to relieve back pain from a pinched nerve?

Pinched nerve: For most people, a pinched spinal nerve will cause predominantly extremity (i.E arm or leg) pain rather than back pain. Treatment options include physical therapy (progressive strengthening/stretching) and medications and spinal injections. If severe (i.e. Causing neurologic deficit), a pinched nerve may even require surgery. ...Read more

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How good are epidurial cortisone injections for a pinched nerve?

How good are epidurial cortisone injections for a pinched nerve?

Fair: There is strong scientific evidence that esi for a pinched nerve from an acute disk herniation can help control symptoms, buy time for recovery, and decrease the need for microdiscectomy. Esi for a pinched nerve from sources other than an acute disk herniation is widely accepted, but less definitively proven. Esi in the absence of symptomatic nerve compression is of unproven benefit. ...Read more

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I have severe pain at the base of my skull that radiates up behind my right eye. Could it be a pinched nerve? Is there a good way to tell?

CervicogenicHeadache: The most common cause of a cervicogenic headache is a stress to your neck and spine due to a bad posture, previous trauma, bulging disk or pinching nerve. The treatment is conservative, nonsurgical and reversible. Re. See a headache or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause heart attack like symptoms? Sharp pain in left sternum and down left arm. Have been to cardiologist recently. Heart is good

Well...: A pinched nerve in the neck (cervicalgia) may cause pain that shoots or radiates down the arm. Injuries to the nerve in the arm without compression in the neck may also cause pain. These may include, but are not limited to, brachial plexus injuries and "Saturday night palsy" ...Read more

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