Pinch Nerves

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    Nov 23, 2010 8:22 PM GMT
    So i have a pinched nerve near my tailbone and near my spine. Any suggestions? Just been stretching since i was bad about it...been told yoga, but sometimes it just hurts. Wondering if anyone else experiences this and what do they do?
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    Nov 23, 2010 11:34 PM GMT
    Sounds like a herniated disc.
    I suggest bonati arthroscopic laser discectomy.
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    Nov 24, 2010 2:30 AM GMT
    mnboy saidSounds like a herniated disc.
    I suggest bonati arthroscopic laser discectomy.
    I just got over two of those...L4 and L5.
    First things first: Get a doc to prescribe an MRI to confirm what it is; because if you do the wrong treatment, you could fuck yourself up worse.
    Then, IF it's a herniated disk, go with decompression therapy at a chiropractor who knows what he's doing.

    Mine told me three weeks ago that I'd never lift or run again. Guess what? I started running again this week.
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    Nov 24, 2010 2:38 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    mnboy saidSounds like a herniated disc.
    I suggest bonati arthroscopic laser discectomy.
    I just got over two of those...L4 and L5.
    First things first: Get a doc to prescribe an MRI to confirm what it is; because if you do the wrong treatment, you could fuck yourself up worse.
    Then, IF it's a herniated disk, go with decompression therapy at a chiropractor who knows what he's doing.

    Mine told me three weeks ago that I'd never lift or run again. Guess what? I started running again this week.
    Like I told ya paul, if that doesnt work I still have the chain saw!
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    Nov 29, 2010 1:51 AM GMT
    yup herniated disc that is causing it to stimulate a nerve near my lower back. Went to the doctor and he said pretty much that medically proven it usually goes away but to cope with the pain they can do stuff.....bleh! How long does it take to heal...etc...?

    Just been stretching because i have some tight hamstrings and think it's having a toll on my back. I donno...any suggestions appreciated.
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    Nov 29, 2010 3:15 PM GMT
    Lay on an ice pack several times a day, and take NSAIDS to get the inflammation down. Unless it's real, real, bad, that should calm it down. Inversion / decompression therapy may provide some measure of relief. Be careful with over manipulation as that will encourage ligament laxity which isn't a good thing.

    Work on your pre-hab, so it doesn't continue to happen. If you get more muscle, it should generally fix itself. Strong abs are essential to prevent a sore back.

    I would save surgery as a very last resort.
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    Nov 29, 2010 9:05 PM GMT
    Hoshiaki saidyup herniated disc that is causing it to stimulate a nerve near my lower back. Went to the doctor and he said pretty much that medically proven it usually goes away but to cope with the pain they can do stuff.....bleh! How long does it take to heal...etc...?

    Just been stretching because i have some tight hamstrings and think it's having a toll on my back. I donno...any suggestions appreciated.
    This will help...but...
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    ...don't let it replace a chiropractor who can do "real" decompression therapy. The reason is because when your body is inverted, it naturally tenses up to prevent itself from pulling apart. So while it does relieve "some" pressure from your spine, only decompression therapy can relieve it completely...and that will greatly reduce the time it takes to heal.

    As for myself, I was off work a little over 2 months, but only because the nature of my job aggravates it.
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    Nov 29, 2010 9:25 PM GMT
    Talk to your MD about cortisone injections in your spine.

    Stretch hamstrings and piriformis muscle.

    Mckenzie extension exercises and core stabilization exercises work well for herniated discs.

    Decompressive spinal modalities (decompression table, mechanical spinal traction, inversion table) may benefit you.

    Stay away from chiropractic manipulations- they will worsen a herniated disc problem.

    Have patience. A herniated disc can heal on its own but it takes a long time. Avoid reaggravating your back (heavy lifting, squats with weight, impact activity, poor posture, improper lifiting).

    Use surgery as a last resort only.

    Hope this helps.
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    Nov 29, 2010 11:20 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidTalk to your MD about cortisone injections in your spine.

    Stretch hamstrings and piriformis muscle.

    Mckenzie extension exercises and core stabilization exercises work well for herniated discs.

    Decompressive spinal modalities (decompression table, mechanical spinal traction, inversion table) may benefit you.

    Stay away from chiropractic manipulations- they will worsen a herniated disc problem.

    Have patience. A herniated disc can heal on its own but it takes a long time. Avoid reaggravating your back (heavy lifting, squats with weight, impact activity, poor posture, improper lifiting).

    Use surgery as a last resort only.

    Hope this helps.
    Injections should be a 2nd to last resort. With a good therapist, possibly not even needed.

    What you said about chiropractors is VERY incorrect due to the generalization.

    While chiropractors "can" be harmful, that only goes for the shitty ones. There are some chiropractors who are specifically trained in lower back problems, including herniated disks. Mine is, and he has the traction table. It has worked wonders for me.

    Just one month ago the doc told me I'd never run again. Now I've been running for a week. And the ONLY treatment I've gotten was decompression/traction at my chiropractor. Up until then, I'd been off work for two months with no sign of relief, and no doc could help me.
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    Dec 01, 2010 8:14 AM GMT
    There is a good article titled "Sciatic pain relief",I think it would be helpful:

    http://ezinearticles.com/?Sciatic-Pain-Relief---What-Your-Doctor-Will-Not-Tell-You-About-Sciatic-Pain-Relief&id=4387212