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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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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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I was told I have small like nerve endings on my lower back, giving me pain. Anything I can do to get rid of this pain?

I was told I have small like nerve endings on my lower back, giving me pain. Anything I can do to get rid of this pain?

Some meds may help: If you have an rx plan, they might cover Lyrica (pregabalin) which is very effective for some nerve pain. If you have to pay out of pocket, then nortriptyline or Gabapentin should be tried. Osteopathic manipulative treatment will address any functional component of your back pain, helping you to move more normally and therefore heal faster. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this pinched nerve in my lower back?

How do I get rid of this pinched nerve in my lower back?

Pinched nerve: With such limited information, one can only talk in generalities. Most back difficulties resolve on their own in six to twelve weeks. For persistent symptoms, seek the consult of a spine specialist. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of this pinched nerve in my neck/right shoulder blade?

Physical therapy.: Don't know if you tried physical therapy. The nerve may be pinched in the shoulder region, or in the neck. You may benefit from cervical traction, and manual therapy. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my sciatic nerve pain in my lower back?

How do I get rid of my sciatic nerve pain in my lower back?

Work on it daily: Pain management can be useful if it helps you to move normally while you heal. If you smoke, you must stop. What ever type of activity/lifestyle produces the damage to your back must be modified. Physical therapy for a core strengthening, yoga type stretching home exercise program that incorporates proper breathing and body awareness is the pathway that I have seen the most success. Patience! ...Read more

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I have lower back pain, have gone to pain specialist and have gotten some of my nerves burned to get rid of the pain. 3 weeks later the same painnus t?

I have lower back pain, have gone to pain specialist and have gotten some of my nerves burned to get rid of the pain. 3 weeks later the same painnus t?

Eval SI joint: Often there are several causes of pain. If the RFA was done correctly, the pain should be gone for 6-12 months. Are you using adjuvants like the gabapentinoids? Common back pain can also be caused by sacro,iliac joints and lumbar muscles. I do,assume you had a good work up,with imaging and EMG........to determine pain generator. ...Read more

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I have a recurring ganglion cyst on my left foot, 3 surgeries and it is back again. Is there any tests or procedures recommended to get rid of this?

I have a recurring ganglion cyst on my left foot, 3 surgeries and it is back again.  Is there any tests or procedures  recommended to get rid of this?

MRI with contrast: It sounds like the surgeon did not completely remove the 'stalk'(from where the ganglion originated) . Thus you were more prone to recurrence. Ganglion cysts are notorious for recurrence because oftentimes you cannot completely discern its origin. I recommend an MRI with contrast to accurately evaluate the extent and originationpart of the foot (joint or tendon) of the ganglion. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband's sciatic nerve pain is on the upper back of the leg under his butt. it above. how can he get rid of this pain?

What do you suggest if my husband's sciatic nerve pain is on the upper back of the leg under his butt. it above. how can he get rid of this pain?

Given Your Pain: 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 more

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Is strengthening my back a good way to get rid of trigger points?

Is strengthening my back a good way to get rid of trigger points?

Stretching is: Rather than simply doing exercises - even ones to strengthen your back - consult a physical therapist type. Here's a good info site: http://www.drugs.com/cg/trigger-point-pain.html What you need 1st, are ways to stretch the appropriate muscles. You've a great idea - just get expert guidance! ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of the buldge at the back of my neck?

Is there a good way to get rid of the buldge at the back of my neck?

See below: The most prominent bump at the base of your neck is the back of the c7 vertebrae. This represents normal anatomy. Sometimes with poor posture this area can seem more prominent. Exercises focusing on posture can help. ...Read more

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I have had a knot in my lower back for over a week now. What is the best way to get rid of it.

Rest and Stretch: Mckenzie back exercises are helpful for rehabing a back injury. Fever, incontinence, or leg dysfunction warrant an immediate medical evaluation. Otherwise mckenzie exercises are taught by most physical therapist, but can also be found online. A visit to a massage therapist of chiropractor might also help. Failure to resolve in 3 weeks warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of back fat?

What's the best way to get rid of back fat?

No such thing!: Fat is not black or white. If you need to lose fat/weight, you need to reduce caloric intake and increase the amount of exercise; both easier said than done. Joining a support group may help. Do not get taken in by fads. ...Read more

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Why do I have pain on the right side of my back for the past 6 months and is there a way to get rid of it?

Need EXAM: Pain in back persisting for six months needs to be evaluated by a physician, so check with your doctor or clinic. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of a large bump on the top back of my head?

Best way to get rid of a large bump on the top back of my head?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...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