Patient Comments: Pinched Nerve - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with a pinched nerve.

Comment from: Bobby Back, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 16

When I wake up in the morning after 7 hrs of sleep I have a solid sharp pain that starts on the lower right side of back that goes to hip bone area and from there extends to my shin. It takes approximately 20 minutes to get rid of but during that time I can hardly walk. Actually I don't walk; I barely move and have to push on my right buttock if I have to sit on a toilet. I cannot bend over, but eventually it all calms down to being invisible. I broke my right femur 27 years ago and it wound up one and a half inches shorter, all of my right shoes are elevated for compensation. This pain happened one other time, approximately 3 years after the accident. The chiropractor cured me at the time as I was carried into his office (I could not walk) after spinal manipulation, I was pain free! Now some years later it has returned. I am a business owner so no heavy manual labor is involved. I do however get exercise and only 5 lbs. over my ideal weight. What's happening here I would like to know. I also am on Percocet 10/325 (2 every am as soon as I awake along with one 800 mg of Ibuprofen. The pill thing has gotten old but I cannot function without it!

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Comment from: wreckskarz, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 08

About 6 months ago I started noticing little things that going wrong. Then the tingling started, and I was dropping things. This was getting me worried, when I went to the chiropractor with cold hands and instability he told me to see a neurologist. Three days latter an MRI and the day after that he called to inform me that he set up a time for surgery in two days. I thought he was a cut happy doctor, then I saw my MRI and had no problem with it. For the first time I was scared. He kept asking about the trauma that had caused the problem, but there was none. That was three weeks ago, now after removing a compressed and herniated disc and fusing my C5 and C6 with a graft and rod most of my symptoms have returned. At 44 years old I guess that is as good as it gets.

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Comment from: marc, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 20

With pinched nerve my hands are getting so bad I can barely hold on to steering wheel without my hand going numb, and burning bad. It also wakes me up burning.

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Comment from: vishnu, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 17

I am having pain on my right upper back sometimes on my right shoulder down my right hand with numb feeling to my index finger; sometimes pain on lower back I am about to get treatment for the pinched nerve but worried.

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Comment from: Painleader, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: August 20

I have got a pinched nerve in my lower back. At first it felt like a muscle that was torn, but it is steadily getting worse. It used to be just my hip, then my upper thigh, now its all the way down to just above my ankle. I can't sit properly. I just wish i knew what to do.

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Comment from: toro, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: August 09

I was rearended by a truck many years ago. Recently I started having tingling in my finger on my left hand. The tingling then went up to my neck and I went for physical therapy. It stopped the tingling but now I am in severe pain. It doesn't happen all the time but when it does it lasts for several days.

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Comment from: jackie4263, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 17

I have had sciatica on my left side two times. I went to the chiropractor both times and it worked.

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Comment from: Patrice, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 16

I am a type 2 diabetic. Recently, I went to the ER with occasional abrupt weakness on my left side, slight nausea, burning in the lower part of my stomach and back, elevated blood pressure, and slight pain in my hip. I was also experiencing fluttering in my left leg, which could have signaled a blood clot. My doctor sent me to the hospital with suspected TIAs (mini strokes). All sorts of test, including blood tests, were conducted and all came out good, including strength tests for stroke. During the time I spent at the hospital, I lay on my back instead of lying on the affected side. There was no nausea or weakness the entire time until I lay on my side again. I was asked if I had ever been in an auto wreck at some time or hurt my back at some point, and my answer was yes, about 15 years ago. The ER doctor told me to have my personal physician refer me to a back doctor to get an MRI, in which he is in the process of doing. I believe that pinched nerves can also mimic mini strokes.

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