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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 is the treatment of spinal pain at the end of the column below Mok severe pain I can not move.What is the best way to treat the pain of Hama with?

What is the treatment of spinal pain at the end of the column below Mok severe pain I can not move.What is the best way to treat the pain of Hama with?

Heat and stretch : initially you have to have the right diagnosis of what is causing the pain by having a MEIR of your spine and to see a neurologist for complete evaluation there isno home remedies without a proper evaluation saying that using a heat pad and stretching exercise and messages ...Read more

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What is the most recommended way to get rid of a trapped nerve in back?

What is the most recommended way to get rid of a trapped nerve in back?

Depends: To correct a trapped or compressed nerve, that hasn't repsonded to conservative non-operative treatments, the most recommended procedure is a laminectomy. This is a surgical technique in which portions of the lamina (bone), ligamentum flavum (ligament), facet joint, and/or disc are removed to decompress the trapped nerve. Occasionally, a fusion may be necessary to acheive the expected result. ...Read more

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What would you say is the very best method in relieving arthritis in the lower back that causes pain throughout the legs?

What would you say is the very best method in relieving arthritis in the lower back that causes pain throughout the legs?

Pain Control Program: Unfortunately arthritis will not go away - it is a finding on an MRI or x-ray but it doesn’t mean the patient is in pain. To control pain suggest core strengthening and stabilization program with an emphasis on flexion. If you smoke - stop smoking as that is a factor in back pain. Since both legs hurt, you really should be evaluated for stenosis and other problems that can cause back and leg pain. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve the pain of a bulging disk?

What is the best way to relieve the pain of a bulging disk?

Conservative means: Initially, try medications, physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, injections. If these measures fail, and MRI shows correctable problem, then surgery may be appropriate. ...Read more

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What is the best way to ease the pain in a toddler's finger injury?

What is the best way to ease the pain in a toddler's finger injury?

Buddy tape/ice&meds: You should take your toddler to see a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, for x-rays, evaluation and treatment. For now, you can tape the injured finger to an adjacent one and try otc children's tylenol/motrin. Ice is also helpful, but can be difficult to use on a toddler. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of severe pain in the upper back?

Is there a good way to get rid of severe pain in the upper back?

Back pain: The back pain might be due to muscle spasm, spinal stenosis, disc herniations ... The treatment of back pain depends on the causes of the pain, you should seek a consultation with a pain management doctor to discuss additional tests to identify the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat lower back pain from sciatica due to a tumor in the lumbar area? On tarceva (erlotinib) for the cancer but how to stop the pain?

What is the best way to treat lower back pain from sciatica due to a tumor in the lumbar area?  On tarceva (erlotinib) for the cancer but how to stop the pain?

Get doctor advice: If your pain is due to metastatic cancer to the lumbar spine, radiation therapy should probably be administered. A combination of pain medications is often effective, and should include a narcotic analgesic and a non-steriodal anti-infllammatory agent. If the pain is radiating down your buttock and leg, addition of a medication for neuropathic pain could also be added. Please see your oncologist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of back pain in the shoulder blade?

What is the best way to get rid of back pain in the shoulder blade?

Nerve root irritatio: You may have neck nerve root irritation causing muscle spasms. Please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a specialist and physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to help ease the pain of a sore neck.?

What is the best way to help ease the pain of a sore neck.?

Why is the neck sore: The best approach would be to determine the cause of soreness and address the etiology. You may try warm compresses, tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Regular aerobic exercise is generally good for maintaining the health of muscles, ligaments and bones and is a good preventive measure against musculo-skeletal pain. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat chronic pain in the neck, and back?

Pain/Neck/Back: It depends on the cause of the pain, you need exam, xrays/mri if indicated it can be treated with combination of physical therapy, muscle relaxants, non steroidal anti inflammatory pain killers. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a muscle sprain in the back area?

What is the best way to treat a muscle sprain in the back area?

Stretch, heat, meds: Alternate applying moist heat and ice to your back, otc topical anti-inflammatory creams, otc Motrin and/or tylenol (acetaminophen) and stretching exercises. If you back pain persists despite trying any one or all of these, you should see your md/do. If you have fevers, chills, weight loss, bowel or bladder incontinence, leg weakness, numbness or tingling, or if you are over 55 or have fallen lately, see your md. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best pain relief for trapped nerve in the bladder?

Please help! what is the best pain relief for trapped nerve in the bladder?

Bladder nerve: Bladder does not have a nerve in itself inside it. If you were told this by a physician, ask for clarification. A urologist may be able to help better. Good luck. ...Read more

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There is a pain in my right leg. The muscles were very tight especially around the fibula. Is there any way to relieve the pain and relax the muscles?

Of course: Did you hurt your leg in any way? Excessive use of a group of muscles can cause them to get fatigued and need to be nursed back to normal with rest and some OTC anti inflammatory agents like Ibuprofen etc. Muscle relaxants are prescription drugs and should be reserved to treat those cases that have been assessed by doctors for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there a nerve under the area of the pinky toe that would cause pain all the time?

Is there a nerve under the area of the pinky toe that would cause pain all the time?

Yes: Every toe has 4 nerves in it. @ on the top (dorsum) 2 2 on the bottom (plantar). The nerves on the botom can become enlarged and painful as in a morton's neuroma , though rare in the 5th toe. Trauma , surgery and poor shoe fit can also cause nerves to become painful. ...Read more

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What is the most accurate test that will locate a pinched nerve in the back? I experience a lot of pain in the front of my thighs comes and goes 4 days

What is the most accurate test that will locate a pinched nerve in the back? I experience a lot of pain in the front of my thighs comes and goes 4 days

NCV: A MRI is the standard imaging test but a nerve conduction velocity/ EMG is probably the most sensitive test for nerve impingement. A good physical examination combined with your history will go a long way as well. See a medical professional. ...Read more

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Can a person loose muscle mass in the leg from having a compressed nerve in the lumbar spine right at the nerve root and if so is the reversible ?

Yes: Chronic sciatica can cause not only numbess but also weakness and with time atrophy. Unfortunately, sometimes even with surgery to decompress the nerve, the weakness and atrophy may still persist. These type of findings may be a good indication for surgery. ...Read more

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Could chronic cystitis cause pain in the middle of the back (from top to bottom), and a couple of inches to the right of the spine?

Not likely: Chronic cystitis can cause low back or abdomina/pelvic discomfort. It would not cause pain all the way up your spine. If that is persistent, you should see your doctor. ...Read more