Patient Comments: Pinched Nerve - Treatments

What was the treatment for your pinched nerve?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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