Patient Comments: Pinched Nerve - Treatments

What was the treatment for your pinched nerve?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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