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Doctor insights on: What Is The Most Recommended Way To Ease The Pain Of A Trapped Nerve In Back

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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 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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Sore meatus after ejaculation & ache behind penis for 2 years. my doctor has just said 99% sure it is a trapped nerve in back or pelvis. could it be?

Sore meatus after ejaculation & ache behind penis for 2 years. my doctor has just said 99% sure it is a trapped nerve in back or pelvis. could it be?

Unlikely from nerve: No reason why your urethral meatus should be sore after ejaculation as result of trapped nerve. You had a cystoscopy which would have ruled out meatal stenosis or urethral srticture. Symptoms could be from prostatitis which might be abacterial if symptoms failed to improve on Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Have you seen a urologist? or considered second urologic opinion if you have already seen one? ...Read more

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How can I tell if there is a trapped nerve in my back?

MRI and good exam: You are asking how to determine if someone has a trapped nerve in their back. First you need to be evaluated by your doctor to make sure it isn't a strain or pulled muscle in your back. This will get better with rest and time. A trapped nerve or herniated disc can be determined by mri. See you doctor if pain persists, you are limited in movement, or you can't perform your regular duties. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of a trapped nerve in the lower back region?

What are the common symptoms of a trapped nerve in the lower back region?

Sciatica: Classic symptom involves low back pain on right or left with radiation down same side leg often to top or bottom of foot. Straining can exacerbate this, and it may awaken at night. ...Read more

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What can I do for a trapped nerve in my back shoulder or shoulder blade ?

Integrative Medicine: I do not recommend long term chronic pain pills. Short term anti inflammatory medication, heat, yoga and acupuncture would be where i would start. A chiropractic adjustment might help as well. ...Read more

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My Father in law has been suffering from Dr's here think is a trapped nerve in his back causing pain in his ankle. What can he do to help relieve pain?

My Father in law has been suffering from Dr's here think is a trapped nerve in his back causing pain in his ankle. What can he do to help relieve pain?

Partly: There are many treatments for this. Anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen help. There are many medications which can help nerve pain, but many have side effects that outweigh their benefits, especially in the chronologically gifted. Core stabilization (strengthening the stomach muscles) is very useful; a physical therapist or good trainer can help a lot. Time often heals this wound. ...Read more

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Hi there are you able to help.me please Dr. Eric Kelts? I think I have a trapped nerve and its traveling from the bottom of my back down my legs, which I think may be siataca I'm not quite sure but I'm in agony. Cant move at all with my back! I struggled

Hi there are you able to help.me please Dr. Eric Kelts? I think I have a trapped nerve and its traveling from the bottom of my back down my legs, which I think may be siataca I'm not quite sure but I'm in agony. Cant move at all with my back! I struggled

That is a tough one: Is this in both of your legs? Do the symptoms go farther down than your knees? Numbness and loss of reflexes can be symptoms too. Do you have these? Have you had any examination so far? Or treatment? Was this caused by an injury? Do you have any bowel or bladder symptoms? ...Read more