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What to do for a pinched nerve in neck?

What to do for a pinched nerve in neck?

Trickey: If you have a definate diagnosis either by MRI and emg, then ask your pcp to refer you to an interventional pain doctor. Epidural steroid injection may be very helpful. ...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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What to take for a pinched nerve in my neck/shoulder?

What to take for a pinched nerve in my neck/shoulder?

Exercise and aspirin: Of course the answer may be different if the nerve is truly pinched & is either in the shoulder or in the neck. The best treatments for mechanical problems, like pinched nerve, are mechanical. Symptomatic relief with anti-inflammatories may reduce pain but more importantly allow corrective exercise to be used to lessen symptoms. Find out what caused your trouble, then do something about it. ...Read more

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What can u do for a pinched nerve in your leg?

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What can u do for a pinched nerve in your leg?

Inactivity: Having your hips flexed in the seated position for an extended period of time can cause your psoas muscle to spasm. You can reduce that spasm by stretching the psoas(ie lunges) and the hamstrings. If driving long distances, try stretching for 5-10 minutes every 2-4 hrs. ...Read more

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What can I do to for a pinched siatic nerve?

What can I do to for a pinched siatic nerve?

See your doctor: See your doctor. He/she will listen to you, examine you and possibly do some tests. He/she will probably prescribe medication for pain, physical therapy for exercises and stretching and possibly a referral for surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What might I do to get relief from a pinched nerve in my lower back?

What might I do to get relief from a pinched nerve in my lower back?

Back 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 - further treatment options would include spinal injections and even surgery. ...Read more

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What do you do for a pinched nerve in the hip or thigh area?

What do you do for a pinched nerve in the hip or thigh area?

Piriformis: Lumbosacral disc disease can cause pain that radiates into the buttock and down the leg. Compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle in the butt cheek can do the same but pain rarely goes below the knee. There are exercises that help stretch the muscle to take pressure off the nerve. If pain radiate to the foot, see a doctor. Pain can radiate form the hip to knee if tfl is tight. Pt. ...Read more

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What do to for pinch nerve in arms?

What do to for pinch nerve in arms?

Diagnosis ???: "pinched nerve" means someone is guessing but has no clue. Which nerve? Pinched or swollen? Where? How long? What is pinching it? See a reputable neurologist, get EMG and nerve conduction velocity testing. Pinpoint the diagnosis (exact identification of the problem). Treatment may include fixing hypothyroidism, controlling diabetes, removing a cervical disc, carpal tunnel surgery, ulnar release.. ...Read more

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What to do if may have pinched a nerve in my wrist. What to do?

What to do if may have pinched a nerve in my wrist. What to do?

The most common: Pinched neve n the wrist is the median nerve and compression of that nerve is called carpal tunnel. One can also have compression of the ulnar nerve in guyons canal and even entrapemtn of the radial sensory nerve as it exits the velar forearm . Get evaluated as loss of sensation can occur from many things. ...Read more

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What can be done for a pinched nerve in the neck at levelc5 c6? How can a nerve get pinched in that area? I just had a positive EMG. Please help

What can be done for a pinched nerve in the neck at levelc5 c6? How can a nerve get pinched in that area? I just had a positive EMG. Please help

Several things : Time is biggest healer -90% resolve with no surgery. Lifestyle changes, not smoking & regular exercise are important & can be learned in physical therapy. Some people like to use inversion tables for traction or try acupuncture or even chiropractic . Medication & epidural steroid injections can be considered if no medical reasons not to use. Disc herniations have multiple causes. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop the pain, from a pinched nerve in my back?

Seen a doctor yet?: A pinched nerve (e.g. Sciatica) may cause severe pain and disability. If anti-inflammatories and usual pain meds have not controlled the pain then oral steroids (e.g. Medrol dose pak) followed by an injection may get the 'inflamed nerve' -under control. Other meds for 'nerve pain' may also help: Gabapentin or lyrica (pregabalin). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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How do you treat a pinched nerve in the back?

How do you treat a pinched nerve in the back?

PinchedNerveTeatment: Depends on the cause, most common being nerve compression by adjacent anatomic structures (eg discs, degenerative arthritis). In absence of progressive neurological deficit, a trial of conservative (meds, pt, epidural injections) may be tried. If this fails and/or neurological deficit progressive, surgery may be next best step. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve pain of a compressed nerve in my back?

What can I do to relieve pain of a compressed nerve in my back?

Physical therapy: Exercise to strengthen your back muscles is the only long term solution. For temporary relief try heat, acupuncture, muscle relaxants or pain meds from an md, or over-the-counter migralex (it's not just for headaches - magnesium on it helps relax muscles and Aspirin relieves pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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What causes a pinched nerve? And what would drs have to do to stop the pain

What causes a pinched nerve? And what would drs have to do to stop the pain

Many causes: An accident, pregnancy, arthritis, a fracture can cause nerves to be pinched. The doctors can give steroids, pain medicines, muscle relaxants , physical therapy and referral to Orthopedic doctors if indicated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to see a chiropractor for a pinched nerve in my lower back. I also have 3 slipped discs?

Is it a good idea to see a chiropractor for a pinched nerve in my lower back. I also have 3 slipped discs?

Yes: Yes, I think it is fine to see a chiropractor for your back, it is an accepted treatment for patients with back problems. If it is not helpful, you can see an md for a second opinion, but there are many people who can get good symptom improvement through chiropractic care. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a pinched nerve and a buldging disk in your neck?

How do you get rid of a pinched nerve and a buldging disk in your neck?

Time: The epidural injection helps most people with documented herniations that are the source of there sciatica type pain. That said the question is how long will you get relief for and there is no real good answer for that. Some people can get relief for months and others it can be days/weeks. We notice most people get relief for a longer time if at least 2 injections are planned. ...Read more

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What can I do for a sciatic nerve problem.

See answer: Establish a relationship with a dr. And get the area evaluated and properly diagnosed. Heat, rest, possible NSAID medication may be presribed. Physical therapy to the area may be helpful. Follow-up with the dr. Who orders and treats you if not better as the next step may be epidural injections, and or surgery depending on the severity, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do for back lower back pain and sciatic nerve pain until you see a doctor?

What to do for back lower back pain and sciatic nerve pain until you see a doctor?

Back pain: Recommend that you do a neutral spine core stability program for a few weeks. If not significantly improved it may be time to have it evaluated. Can see videos of neutral spine exercises on youtube. This includes planks and "birddog". You can use over the counter meds such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve. ...Read more

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What should I do for a pinched sciatic nerve?

Rehabilitation: As much as possible. Most of these will resolve on their own, but...Be seen by a doctor, get an exam, imaging study and treatment recommendation for best possible outcome. ...Read more

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What to do for this possible nerve damage in my arm?

What to do for this possible nerve damage in my arm?

Evaluation: Before treatment can be discussed a cause needs to be identified. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What can I do for a pinched nerve I have on my lower back? It also goes down my right leg towards the back right above the knee.

What can I do for a pinched nerve I have on my lower back? It also goes down my right leg towards the back right above the knee.

Sciatica: Low back, buttock and "shooting" leg pain are all symptoms of a pinched nerve. It sounds like you may have that problem. If the pain is severe and limiting your activity still, the best non-narcotic medications that I have found to work for my patients are antiinflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen which are over-the-counter medications. Other non-narcotic medications include tramadol (ultram) which requires a prescription and nerve-pain medications such as gabapentin. These are all to be taken for temporary pain relief. This type of pain typically resolves with time. Ask your primary physician about these if the pain is still limiting you. If it is still going on for more than a month an MRI may be helpful to help sort out what is going on and there could be other potential treatments outside of surgery that could benefit you. ...Read more

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What can cause a pinched nerve in back?

USUALLY a disc: A 'pinched nerve' can be due to a 'bulging disc' or a 'bone spur' or a combination of both. ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve in back and it's taking My breath away. What can I do?

I have a pinched nerve in back and it's taking
My breath away. What can I do?

Pinched nerve: needs to be treated by your doc. Treatment MAY include Physical Therapy, Shots, anti-inflammatories, perhaps even surgery. There are natural anti-inflammatories but you would need to see a nutritionist, Chinese doctor, or the like. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any help for a pinched nerve in L4 & L5 in lower back?

Please let me know if there is any help for a pinched nerve in L4 & L5 in lower back?

Many options!: However, this is as long as there are not motor deficits (weakness) yet. If there is weakness, it becomes a more important discussion. If no weakness, and stable, then physical therapy should be your first stop. From there, epidural injections can be helpful, as well as medications, including oral steroids acutely can help. Many modalities, including things like acupuncture. Avoid sx until needed. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in back making my hip and leg swell. What to do it's been 2 days?

Be sure: There could be more worrisome reasons for the swelling, so please have this evaluated by practitioner. Though nerve irritation from sciatica can impact neurovascular function and contribute to swelling, be certain it is not more worrisome cause. ...Read more

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Neurologist told me that if I have a pinched nerve in back for 3-4 years that needle would not detect it. Is this true?

Neurologist told me that if I have a pinched nerve in back for 3-4 years that needle would not detect it. Is this true?

Basically: yes it is: A reason that back pain absorbs so much of the Health Care resources is that detection of specific cause and targeted treatment is so elusive. But there is info on the general issue w/ lots of good ideas. You can do many on your own and find help w/ many others. Here's the site: http://www.primehealthchannel.com/pinched-nerve-in-back-symptoms-causes-diagnosis-and-treatment.html Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is traction or acupuncture best for a pinched nerve in lower back?

Is traction or acupuncture best for a pinched nerve in lower back?

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 more

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Pinched nerve in back causing pain in leg and knee. What can I do at home?

Pinched nerve in back causing pain in leg and knee. What can I do at home?

Rest, nsaids: In order to alleviate the symptoms of a lumbar radiculopathy, the use of rest and nsaids is most important. If symptoms persist, the use of physical therapy and sometimes a steroid pack can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to see a chiropractor for a pinched nerve in my lower back. I also have 3 slipped discs?

Yes: Yes, I think it is fine to see a chiropractor for your back, it is an accepted treatment for patients with back problems. If it is not helpful, you can see an md for a second opinion, but there are many people who can get good symptom improvement through chiropractic care. ...Read more

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Feels like under my heel was smashed by a hammer. No trauma to heel. Does this description fit pinched nerve in back or nerve impingement in heel?

Calcaneal branch: of tibial nerve can be checked with an NCV exam. Have somebody check for foreign body like a piece of glass with a careful exam. Also an x-ray can show a calcaneal spur. If this fails see a foot specialist (podiatrist) ...Read more

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Had pinched nerve in back/left arm. Started lifting weights after it felt better. Now left arm is weak & MUCH smaller than right arm. What to do?

Had pinched nerve in back/left arm. Started lifting weights after it felt better. Now left arm is weak & MUCH smaller than right arm. What to do?

Pinched nerve damage: A pinched nerve can lose function and this may be irreversible. The nerve tells the muscle to work, and is the nerve is pinched and not working, the muscle will shrink. Until the nerve function recovers, the muscle will not work. This can be permanent and although some nerves function well when pinched, ongoing muscle weakness is a reason to see a spine specialist soon. ...Read more

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I have pinched nerve in back that is making my toes sore. Tried physio, medication..nothing helps. What else could l asmy DR to try? Trap for 8yrs

I have pinched nerve in back that is making my toes sore. Tried physio, medication..nothing helps. What else could l asmy DR to try? Trap for 8yrs

Nerve pain: Please consider using a mind-body approach developed by John Sarno, MD. You can do a search for his work on the net. It can be very effective but you need to get beyond any prejudices that only physical interventions can help. Please continue to let your doc monitor you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Pain in ball of foot when standing. When I lift foot off ground pain goes. I have a pinched nerve in back. Foot or back problem? Mri foot ok.

Pain in ball of foot when standing. When I lift foot off ground pain goes. I have a pinched nerve in back. Foot or back problem? Mri foot ok.

Back problem: My first thought was a neuroma in the foot however your MRI was normal. The low back spinal nerves innervate the foot. Positional changes effect the pinched area of the nerve exiting the spine. I would get a CT scan of the lumbar back. Antiinflammatory meds can help quiet the nerve down. Call in or see a doctor to get back to health. ...Read more

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Woke up w/ entire left arm stiff (couldn't move) &numbness. Lasted 5 min, fell back asleep. Recent pinched nerve in back on left side. Related?

Woke up w/ entire left arm stiff (couldn't move) &numbness.  Lasted 5 min, fell back asleep. Recent pinched nerve in back on left side.  Related?

Not if pinched nerve: It seems that you may have slept with neck in unusual position if symptoms only lasted 5 minutes. If symptoms come back or persist then imaging of neck will be needed. ...Read more

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When would it be necessary to go to ER for a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine?

When would it be necessary to go to ER for a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine?

If you know for sure: it is only a pinched nerve, and nothing more serious, you should go to ED if there is intractable pain, paralysis, or bladder/bowel problems. Otherwise, consult with your doctor at his office or clinic. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve in back cause random heart palpations pvc's. I notice this happen when I move in certain positions. Dr. not concerned.24hr holter ok?

It is unlikely for: "pinched nerve in back" to cause any cardiac issues or any issues with positioning. If your Holter is OK it is unlikely your doctor saw anything correlative or significant. When you position yourself you may change the position of your heart in your chest so you are just more aware of the beating not because it has changed in frequency or intensity. ...Read more