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Suggest treatment for pain caused by pinched nerve

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Posted on Thu, 5 Nov 2015
Question: ok starting all over again. my name is xxxxx. about 2 weeks ago i went to see my doctor fo r neck pain that was radiating to my arms and hands. an Mri revealed a pinched nerve. I am better with the neck pain, but my forearms are still temder to the touch and a little numbness on top of my hands. the other concern is that my inner calves feel a little numb, like they want to cramp and im thinking maybe that may have something to do with being diagnosed with spondeolosthesis and aleaky disc in my spine. I am also a type 2 diabetic with fsting blood sugar of 136. I also have a little muscle spasm around my rib area. why all these issues at once?
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Pinched nerve, needs conservative management.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. With pinched nerve history, age related articular degenerative changes worsened by metabolic disorder of diabetes mellitus, these symptoms purely attribute to the disc prolapse and pinched nerve both in arm and calves. Lumbar spine MRI will confirm my suspicions.

All you need to do is consider painkillers preferably NSAIDs, muscle relaxants, physiotherapy exercises with compliance and maintaining a good friendly posture to avoid further exacerbation. Regular follow ups will make sure of that.

Now why all this at once may be due to some recent physical aggression you had like lifting a weight or straining heavily or doing some strenuous exercises. Any how, the solution is rest, adequate analgesia and physiotherapy. Hopefully these will be sufficient for the relief of pain.

I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and don't forget to close the discussion please.

Regards
Khan
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Suggest treatment for pain caused by pinched nerve

Brief Answer: Pinched nerve, needs conservative management. Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read your question and i understand your concern. With pinched nerve history, age related articular degenerative changes worsened by metabolic disorder of diabetes mellitus, these symptoms purely attribute to the disc prolapse and pinched nerve both in arm and calves. Lumbar spine MRI will confirm my suspicions. All you need to do is consider painkillers preferably NSAIDs, muscle relaxants, physiotherapy exercises with compliance and maintaining a good friendly posture to avoid further exacerbation. Regular follow ups will make sure of that. Now why all this at once may be due to some recent physical aggression you had like lifting a weight or straining heavily or doing some strenuous exercises. Any how, the solution is rest, adequate analgesia and physiotherapy. Hopefully these will be sufficient for the relief of pain. I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and don't forget to close the discussion please. Regards Khan