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Is it ok to do yoga when you have a pinched nerve?

Is it ok to do yoga when you have a pinched nerve?

Yoga and nerves: Yes, yoga can actually help you to relax and can assist you as a bio feedback mechanism. ...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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Former gymnast, now starting yoga. Numbness/tickle/tingle feeling waist down anytime I do a backbend. Never had this before. Possible pinched nerve?

Former gymnast, now starting yoga.  Numbness/tickle/tingle feeling waist down anytime I do a backbend. Never had this before. Possible pinched nerve?

Possibly: It is possible that you could have nerve compression causing your symptoms that worsens with bending forward. However, there is usually accompanying pain, either in the back or legs or both. Also, in the case of spinal stenosis, nerve compression actually is relieved by bending forward. I would recommend an MRI as well as xrays with you leaning forward and backward. ...Read more

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I think I have a pinched nerve in my tailbone. I've been doing yoga and seeing chiropracter to help. Do I need an xray or other diagnostic services?

I think I have a pinched nerve in my tailbone. I've been doing yoga and seeing chiropracter to help. Do I need an xray or other diagnostic services?

No: If you are having weakness or tingling or numbness in your legs, imaging may be considered. Other red flags would be trouble with bowel or bladder, or fever. If you have not been evaluated by a physician, that might be worthwhile because that could also lead to a referral for a good physical therapist that is comfortable with the pelvis, hips and pelvic floor. That could really be helpful. ...Read more

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Assume there is nerve pinch between thoracic and arm w/symptoms-arm pain & finger twitch & hand numb during sleep, will Bikram yoga help or worsen it?

Assume there is nerve pinch between thoracic and arm w/symptoms-arm pain & finger twitch & hand numb during sleep, will Bikram yoga help or worsen it?

Agree : Dr krauser urges you to put the cart before the horse and get diagnosed. Lots of push to get into alternative therapies by entrepreneurial promoters, but you need to know what is wrong, as things can get worse rather rapidly with certain activities. Sounds like you do have nerve issues, and consider thoracic outlet, but also more peripheral nerve issues. ...Read more

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How to cure pinched nerve?

How to cure pinched nerve?

Usually no surgery: Most just get better with time. So anyone can claim a 90% success rate with their care as this is the natural history but lifestyle changes including exercise, smoking cessation and weight control are important especially in minimizing recurrences. Sometimes , physical therapy, activity modifications, medication and epidural steroid injections can be of benefit. ...Read more

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What to do for pinched nerve at 79?

What to do for pinched nerve at 79?

Depends: Pinched nerves can be safe ly treated at any age. The decision depends on many factors, severity, disablement, health status and failure of conservative treatment. Minimally invasive surgery can be quick, efficient and helpful. Evaluation critical. ...Read more

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How to know if I have pinched nerve?

See your doctor.: A pinched nerve can produce very painful symptoms. If you are concerned, visit your physician. They can order additional testing and imaging studies, such as an MRI, to help obtain a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does a pinched nerve feel like?

What does a pinched nerve feel like?

variable symptoms: Patients can have varying degrees of pain, weakness, and/or numbness. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a pinched nerve?

How to know if I have a pinched nerve?

Need MRI: If you are concerned, i would consider asking your physician to order you an MRI to evaluate your spine. ...Read more

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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more