Patient Comments: Pinched Nerve - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with a pinched nerve.

Comment from: Jak, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 16

I have a growth on my collar bone it swells up at different times and I have headaches and my jugular vein on the left side hurts. For the past two years and two doctors I have problems with discs C3, 4,5,6,7. I have severe pain on my left side to include my shoulder, arm, shoulder blade, sciatica and now numbness from shoulder to fingers on left side. Doctors tried physical therapy. It did not help. They want to send me to pain management and shots. Has anyone had this? I have gone back to my chiropractor to see if I can get relief. I found that my eye doctor's wife is just starting to get the same lump on her collar bone also, but she does not have the pain yet. Other wise no one can figure out what is going on with me.

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Comment from: ER RN, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 07

I have problems with Sciatica at times. I have found that sitting on an ice pack for about 45 minutes to and hour and taking some ibuprofen (anti inflammatory) literally takes all the pain away. Nothing else seemed to help, including prescriptions. Just ice and Motrin did the trick for me. Stretches help give more instant relief, but the ice and ibuprofen takes the pain away completely.

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Comment from: bob6364, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 07

I have a bone in my neck that is pinching a nerve that radiates down into my wrist. It's a very sharp pain. My arm and shoulder go numb. I have a stiff neck. I don't get very much sleep. I have been going to a Chiropractor since beginning of April. It doesn't seem to be helping. I am looking into getting a pain block.

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Comment from: Frustrated, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 24

I have arthritis in my jaw. Two years ago they said bells palsy then they retracted that then they say just arthritis. For more than a year now my tongue feels like I've had freezing at the dentist from morning to night! My right side of my face is affected. A neurosurgeon is finally doing more extensive tests but only at my insistence. He doesn't think its nerve damage. Now for over a month I get swelling and burning in my veins in both arms. Relief is far but I have hope!

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Comment from: sportsman, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: June 16

Several days, about 5, after radical prostate surgery I awoke during the night with severe stabbing pain in the right thigh. Burning sensation, stabbing feeling and numbness all occurring at the same time; I thought I possibly was having a stroke. Eight months ago the hospital diagnosed it as a superficial blood clot. Recent diagnosis, by my MD, is that I have nerve damage called Neuralgia Paresthetica.

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Comment from: unhappy in Ohio, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 16

I started with a pinched sciatic nerve 3 years ago. Had the MRI and the entire doctor said was when do you want to have surgery? I think he just wanted the money because I was only 41 at the time and didn't want back surgery. Now I am 44 and they are telling me I had a stroke even though the MRI showed nothing. I am to the point I don't know where to go next. I have pain down my right leg with no feeling of hot or cold in my whole right side. Life like this is not worth living at my age.

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Comment from: tammy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 05

I have extreme pain and burning at times in the left and right legs but in my right legs I have a less pain and burning all the time. The pain and burning runs down the top and side of my upper leg in the thigh area and my right hip mainly will give extreme pain but my left is not as bad. Is this a pinched nerve?

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Comment from: dnmurrey, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

I am scheduled for surgery to have a bulging disc removed from my nerve in my lower lumbar area. The experience I am having is pain radiating down my left leg to my ankle then I have tingling and numbness in the foot area along with a pinching feeling in my thoracic area. This is not a good feeling.

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