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Pinched Nerve


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Comment from: Ayezel, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 23

Both techniques for treating a pinched nerve have advantages and disadvantages; while chiropractic is non-invasive acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into your body. But both treatments are safe and efficient relievers of pain. It's is recommended to approach professionals.

Comment from: MissNBR, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I have had an L5-S1 disc bulge impinging on my right sacroiliac (SI) nerve for almost 6 years. I have tried physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, spinal injections and lots and lots of nerve medications that eventually made me so sick that I was hospitalized. I have struggled for 6 years. I am only 29 years old and this pain has robbed me and my family of my life as a normal functioning person. I have lost bladder control, can barely dress myself and barely walk. I hope every day I get operated on and can get my life back.

Comment from: momoftwo, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 22

I am a 31 year old female with an active lifestyle. I began to see a chiropractor for the pain in my neck and left arm. Besides adjusting my spine, she also does some electrical stimulation of the area, and traction on my neck. I do a number of different stretches 2-3 times a day, drink TONS of water, and apply ice when the pain is bad. This has really helped, though sitting in the car is still painful. She mentioned that when the source of my pain is no longer my arm, but only in one spot on my neck that I will be very close to recovery.

Comment from: Samhemi, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 21

I am a 37 year old female. I have had hip pain since an accident at 16.My pain started out (2009) as a burn in the lower back. 3 months later I couldn't sit up in bed or rollover. I had shooting pains down my leg especially the left one. My left foot was numb. I actually broke a toe and didn't know it. That’s how numb! After an MRI, I was diagnosed with cracked vertebra; pinched nerves caused by a grade 3 spondololisthesis. I opted for surgery. I had a spinal fusion with all the hardware. The sharp leg pain stopped, my hip stopped hurting, and I can feel my feet! The only drawback is that now I have some nerve pain in my legs, burning and an ache, but it is well worth it to be rid of the rest.

Comment from: Jules, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 26

I have had a bad back for years now,a nd treated it myself with dencorub and a heat wheat bag, I tend to sit a lot on PC, or on bed to watch tv, and I have been getting a burning sensation in lower leg's and feet. I had an MRI and was told it was a pinched nerve in lower back and given Endep 10mg, I refuse to take these as they are an antidepressant with a lot of side effects I don't like. When I asked the chemist why I was given an antidepressant for my problem I was told that they discovered that Endep helped a pinched nerve,I wish I knew if that was true.

Comment from: Barb, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 24

I have been getting physical therapy for a pinched nerve for seven weeks. I had pain in my neck, shoulder, arm, elbow, and tingling in my index finger. I just started with anti-inflammatory meds, along with physical therapy. My range of motion has increased, but the pain is still present. It eases, and then returns.

Comment from: gimpy, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 02

I nodded off in a low-back chair and my head snapped backward. Gradually, I felt pain first on my right shoulder, down to my tricep, and to my hand. On the other side I felt the same thing. This went on for a couple of months before I decided to stretch my neck to my chest and rotated it slowly to both sides. The pain is decreasing gradually.

Comment from: flo, 55-64 Female Published: February 01

I'm a very active person. I had a pinched nerve in my left side running from back to front. Everytime I would put my left foot down to walk, it was excruciating pain. A shot of steroids got rid of it within a few days.

Comment from: ChristinaCarroll, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 26

I have been being treated for a herniated disk of my L5/S1 since 7/09. I injured my back taking care of a 750 lb. man. Symptoms: severe lower back pain, shooting pain down the left leg into foot, numbness around the area and the leg. Treatment: physical therapy 1 1/2 years, epidural injections, cortizone shots, pain meds. I had 4 MRI's in the past 2 years. Now I have new symptoms tingling in the foot(sleep), pressure in the back with the old symptoms. Had an EMG done and found out I now have a pinched nerve of the L4/S1. Now I am being referred to a surgeon. I wonder if I may have caused all this extra damage because of all the procedures that were done to me.


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Comment from: kizzie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 15

I have numbness from my right bottom down the back of my leg to the heel. Every now and again, I experience contraction of the leg muscle from a pinched nerve which is very very painful.

Comment from: Deb - 1958, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 12

I had a horseriding accident wherein the horse fell on top of me and rolled across my ribs. I had recovered from that and had little pain after facet injections. An MRI revealed that I have herniated disks and a fracture in my spine. But I was okay with that. I was not in a wheelchair as predicted, even 25 years later. However, I was in a car accident last fall and can barely walk now due to a pinched nerve in my lower back. I am thinking the change is because one of my herniated disks has ruptured, pressing on the nerve. Meds help some, but only for awhile and they impeed my ability to read and do my college school work. I am currently seeking care from an orthopedic surgeon but am scared that it may not help but cause scar tissue pain.

Comment from: Lausanne, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 01

The pinched nerve in my neck was causing sensations like electrical current going down to my hand which then became numb. My doctor gave me a set of neck and posture exercises. I haven't done them long enough yet to see if they help. He said my poor posture (letting my head bend forward) was probably the cause.

Comment from: princer, Male (Caregiver) Published: March 30

My husband was diagnosed with two 85-90% herniated discs 25 years ago and refused surgery. For the past two years he has suffered with the symptoms of neuropathy in his feet. He's been checked for diabetes and does not have it. His regular doctor put him on Lyrica and it did not help.

Comment from: DonnaDi, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 03

I lost the use of my right arm for 5 months. I had to walk around with my arm in a sling because I couldn't bear the pain. I was put on fentynal for pain management. I had the disc removed.

Comment from: Clair, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 23

I pinched the nerve between my thumb and pointer finger. I was stitched and was prescribed Lyrica. The side effects are too intense.

Comment from: mimosa, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 25

I am a 73 year old woman with lower back pain and leg pain. I have neuropathy in both feet. I had 3 epidural injections this did not help, only increased neuropathy. Pain doctor has prescribed lyrica, which I am afraid to take because of possible serious side effects. I also take Celebrex twice a day.

Comment from: 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 23

A visit to my kinesiologist solved the pinched nerve problem in my lower back with a gentle realignment technique.

Comment from: Glenn, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 05

I am a 50 year male who has had lower back pain with a pinched nerve since 2008. I have been through physical therapy, water therapeutic treatment, several pain medications, and still need relief. I walk with a limp and use a cane.


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