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Posted: 2/12/2006 4:53:17 AM EDT
Anyone know of a surefire way to get rid of a pinched nerve? I've used PK5,ibuprofin ( I know it won't get rid of it but I would hope it would help. It didn't ) hot packs and tried to rub it out. Nothing yet. Anybody?
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:04:10 AM EDT
A drug called Lyrica, or Neurontin
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:17:31 AM EDT
How about a good Chiropractor to properly aling things...

And before the bashers chime in, NO NOT A QUACK.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:18:29 AM EDT
I'll look into both. Thanks for the help ya'll.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:48:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/12/2006 8:44:30 AM EDT by Blake]

Originally Posted By Pstores:
A drug called Lyrica, or Neurontin



BAD INFORMATION! These drugs help reduce neuropathic pain, but DO NOTHING for the pinched nerve itself. A pinched nerve is caused by three things: 1. Inflammation around the nerve root. Full prescription strength anti-inflammatories will help such as 800mg ibuprofen, but a steroid injection or series of injections might be necessary. 2. Narrowing of the opening where the nerve roots meet the spinal cord (foraminal stenosis). Anti-inflammatories and/or injections first, surgery if the first two don't work. 3. A ruptured/herniated disc where either a piece of the disc is pushing on the nerve root, or the disc is leaking onto the nerve root. Surgery is usually the best option. I would not discount a good chiropractor, but only under certain circumstances. The big question is: Are you experiencing any neurological deficit? (does it radiate and tingle? are you experiencing dropfoot - if your problem is lumbosacral, or loss of strength in a hand if your problem is cervical?) If the answer is yes, you need to see an interventional pain specialist ASAP. Feel free to IM or e-mail me. I just happen to know everyone of them in the state, as well as every neurosurgeon. Good luck.

Blake
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:51:04 AM EDT
If the chiropractor doesn't work, you're only real solution is surgery.

BTDT.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 6:10:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Blake:

Originally Posted By Pstores:
A drug called Lyrica, or Neurontin



BAD INFORMATION! These drugs help reduce neuropathic pain, but DO NOTHING for the pinched nerve itself. A pinched nerve is caused by three things: 1. Inflammation around the nerve root. Full prescription strength anti-inflammatories will help such as 800mg ibuprofen, but a steroid injection or series of injections might be necessary. 2. Narrowing of the opening where the nerve roots meet the spinal cord (foraminal stenosis). Anti-inflammatories and/or injections first, surgery if the first two don't work. 3. A ruptured/herniated disc where either a piece of the disc is pushing on the nerve root, or the disc is leaking onto the nerve root. Surgery is usually the best option. I would not discount a good chiropractor, but only under certain circumstances. The big question is: Are you experiencing sny neurological deficit? (does it radiate and tingle? are you experiencing dropfoot - if your problem is lumbosacral, or loss of strength in a hand if your problem is cervical?) If the answer is yes, you need to see an interventional pain specialist ASAP. Feel free to IM or e-mail me. I just happen to know everyone of them in the state, as well as every neurosurgeon. Good luck.

Blake



I lived with the pain for years with some pain med, muscle relaxers, and anti- inflammitories. Got so bad I couldn't walk or stand or lay down without severe pain. I went to Chiropractor 3 times a week for 6 months and it did not help at all. Finally got an MRI. I was a herniated disc. I then went to physical therapy for a month and now I am almost cured. Posture and proper body mechanics are everything. Good luck.
Clippen
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:13:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By watersniper:
How about a good Chiropractor to properly aling things...

And before the bashers chime in, NO NOT A QUACK.



+1 on that

Find a good one, not one that sells all sorts of extra therapy and supplements.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:33:16 AM EDT

Depends entirely on what and where the problem is.
"Pinched nerve" means a lot of things to a lot of people.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:38:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By clippen:

Originally Posted By Blake:

Originally Posted By Pstores:
A drug called Lyrica, or Neurontin



BAD INFORMATION! These drugs help reduce neuropathic pain, but DO NOTHING for the pinched nerve itself. A pinched nerve is caused by three things: 1. Inflammation around the nerve root. Full prescription strength anti-inflammatories will help such as 800mg ibuprofen, but a steroid injection or series of injections might be necessary. 2. Narrowing of the opening where the nerve roots meet the spinal cord (foraminal stenosis). Anti-inflammatories and/or injections first, surgery if the first two don't work. 3. A ruptured/herniated disc where either a piece of the disc is pushing on the nerve root, or the disc is leaking onto the nerve root. Surgery is usually the best option. I would not discount a good chiropractor, but only under certain circumstances. The big question is: Are you experiencing sny neurological deficit? (does it radiate and tingle? are you experiencing dropfoot - if your problem is lumbosacral, or loss of strength in a hand if your problem is cervical?) If the answer is yes, you need to see an interventional pain specialist ASAP. Feel free to IM or e-mail me. I just happen to know everyone of them in the state, as well as every neurosurgeon. Good luck.

Blake



I lived with the pain for years with some pain med, muscle relaxers, and anti- inflammitories. Got so bad I couldn't walk or stand or lay down without severe pain. I went to Chiropractor 3 times a week for 6 months and it did not help at all. Finally got an MRI. I was a herniated disc. I then went to physical therapy for a month and now I am almost cured. Posture and proper body mechanics are everything. Good luck.
Clippen



There's a chiro that should be sued....or at least you should get your money back.

It's not like a herniated disc is some sort of mystery diagnosis.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:39:56 AM EDT
Accupuncture

A nerve block will fix you right up. Sometimes it takes a couple sessions to last, but it's well worth it as well as painless, cheap, and dare I say... safe!
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 12:02:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

Originally Posted By clippen:

Originally Posted By Blake:

Originally Posted By Pstores:
A drug called Lyrica, or Neurontin



BAD INFORMATION! These drugs help reduce neuropathic pain, but DO NOTHING for the pinched nerve itself. A pinched nerve is caused by three things: 1. Inflammation around the nerve root. Full prescription strength anti-inflammatories will help such as 800mg ibuprofen, but a steroid injection or series of injections might be necessary. 2. Narrowing of the opening where the nerve roots meet the spinal cord (foraminal stenosis). Anti-inflammatories and/or injections first, surgery if the first two don't work. 3. A ruptured/herniated disc where either a piece of the disc is pushing on the nerve root, or the disc is leaking onto the nerve root. Surgery is usually the best option. I would not discount a good chiropractor, but only under certain circumstances. The big question is: Are you experiencing sny neurological deficit? (does it radiate and tingle? are you experiencing dropfoot - if your problem is lumbosacral, or loss of strength in a hand if your problem is cervical?) If the answer is yes, you need to see an interventional pain specialist ASAP. Feel free to IM or e-mail me. I just happen to know everyone of them in the state, as well as every neurosurgeon. Good luck.

Blake



I lived with the pain for years with some pain med, muscle relaxers, and anti- inflammitories. Got so bad I couldn't walk or stand or lay down without severe pain. I went to Chiropractor 3 times a week for 6 months and it did not help at all. Finally got an MRI. I was a herniated disc. I then went to physical therapy for a month and now I am almost cured. Posture and proper body mechanics are everything. Good luck.
Clippen



There's a chiro that should be sued....or at least you should get your money back.

It's not like a herniated disc is some sort of mystery diagnosis.



I agree! I had a good Chiro diagnose my issues with the aid of a full spinal X-ray. There were no hidden/mystery issues there. You could see the problems, we worked on it for several visits and I was A+ good to go. Chiro's give themselves a bad name by all the BS they try to pimp on the side, + their tendancy to try and get you in for a ton of visits weeks/months on end. Regular maintenance is one thing, 3x a week for 6 months seems a bit excessive to me. But what do I know, I only flirted with a career path in Chiropractic...

Good luck with your pain!
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 1:12:36 PM EDT
Warning Warning Warning.
Get an MRI and FAST!!! I went through the exact same thing and it was a TUMOR! I had a Schwannoma Intradural Sheath tumor at T11-L1. This required surgery by a Neurosurgeon. I had my surgery on 01/17/06 and just now have gone back to work. The tumor was benign. If left alone you will only have worse pain and it could cause paralysis. It is well worth checking into.
Good luck!
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 1:43:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Blake:

Originally Posted By Pstores:
A drug called Lyrica, or Neurontin



BAD INFORMATION! These drugs help reduce neuropathic pain, but DO NOTHING for the pinched nerve itself. A pinched nerve is caused by three things: 1. Inflammation around the nerve root. Full prescription strength anti-inflammatories will help such as 800mg ibuprofen, but a steroid injection or series of injections might be necessary. 2. Narrowing of the opening where the nerve roots meet the spinal cord (foraminal stenosis). Anti-inflammatories and/or injections first, surgery if the first two don't work. 3. A ruptured/herniated disc where either a piece of the disc is pushing on the nerve root, or the disc is leaking onto the nerve root. Surgery is usually the best option. I would not discount a good chiropractor, but only under certain circumstances. The big question is: Are you experiencing any neurological deficit? (does it radiate and tingle? are you experiencing dropfoot - if your problem is lumbosacral, or loss of strength in a hand if your problem is cervical?) If the answer is yes, you need to see an interventional pain specialist ASAP. Feel free to IM or e-mail me. I just happen to know everyone of them in the state, as well as every neurosurgeon. Good luck.

Blake


Wow,thanks man! It worked itself out but I seem to be getting them a lot in the same spot or close by. It is usually right around my left scapula, at the top or so. Hurts when I turn my neck or move my shoulder doing regular stuff. I'll keep you posted when it comes up again.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 1:44:59 PM EDT
Thanks for the advice everybody.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 1:45:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By watersniper:
How about a good Chiropractor to properly aling things...

And before the bashers chime in, NO NOT A QUACK.



Yup, what he said.
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