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What To Do For A Pinched Nerve In My Neck
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends on nerve: The most common arm compressions are carpal tunnel ( median N at wrist) cubital tunnel (ulnar N at elbow) and less commonly guyon canal (ulnar N at wrist). Each requires a decompression surgery. Carpal tunnel involves opening the flexor retinaculm, and can often be done by scope. Cubital tunnel requires open surgery and often replacing the N in its canal. Steroids and PT may prevent surgery. ...Read more
I have a pince nerve in my neck could someone send me a MRI and see how a pince nerve look in ur neck please and do a pince nerve make u have tension?
MRI: The nerves come off of your spinal cord and exit the spine through little spaces between the vertebrae called neural foramina. These spaces can become narrowed, often due to bone spurs or disc problems. This can cause pain, numbness, tingling in different places depending on which nerve is affected. This MRI image shows narrowing at arrow 1 and more normal other side, arrow 2. ...Read more
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
What can I peersonally do to get the feeling back in my fingers from Ulnar nerve entrapment? I can't see a surgeon or anything.
Depends on severity: If the problem is clear-cut and severe, you need surgery. If it is mild and of less than 6 months duration, avoiding prolonged flexion of that elbow, and using the other hand for activities (like holding a phone) ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurosurg or ortho: Both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons with a spine fellowship are capable to perform the diagnostic workup that includes a history, physical and MRI interpretation. Both of these specialties also understand the various conservative treatments such as chiropractic, pt, pain management, and acupuncture. Your surgeon should be able to transcend the bias to operate and provide optimal care. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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