Pinched nerve - how do you deal with this?

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    Oct 19, 2008 8:50 PM GMT
    I've had some numbness in my left foot and hand over the last few months, coupled with some pain in my upper back, lefthand side. I really think this is a pinched nerve, but my doc did a number of xrays and even an MRI, and says it's not. Still, I keep having numbness.

    Anyone have pinched nerve stories and how you dealt with it? My doc's not giving me a lot of good answers, and the pain's driving me nuts
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    Oct 19, 2008 9:52 PM GMT
    see a chiropractor
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    Oct 19, 2008 9:56 PM GMT
    I have had the same problem since a car accident in '98. I have numbness in a couple toes and in one finger and the doctors have all said they can't figure it out. I just live with it.
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    Oct 19, 2008 10:17 PM GMT
    I had that years ago after a mountain biking accident. Turned out to be twisted vertebrae. Hence, a chiropractor.

    Did your dr also test you for MS?
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    Oct 19, 2008 10:23 PM GMT
    I've had pain in right glute muscle & hamstring for over a year now supposedly caused by trapped nerve. Absolute agony momentarily when I sit or stand but can still round around n play rugby!!! Tried chiropracter, acupuncture, ultra`sound the works but to no avail. How come the couch potatoes never get these things???
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    Oct 19, 2008 10:26 PM GMT
    Hmmmm. Maybe you should try not pinching it.
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    Oct 19, 2008 11:41 PM GMT
    Maverick75 saidHmmmm. Maybe you should try not pinching it.


    I tried, but it's cheeks are SO CUTE! hehe.

    Starting with a chiropractor tomorrow. They didn't test me for MS. Should I ask my GP about that, Run? Can't say I thought about it.
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    Oct 20, 2008 6:28 AM GMT
    I'm a licensed massage therapist working with a chiropractor. I hear a lot of stories from my clients that are similar to yours.

    A deep tissue massage would be able to help loosen the tissue to allow for increased circulation and space for the nerve itself. A chiropractor is really the expert you want to seek out. They are the spine gurus who specialize in manipulating it in order to relieve pressure off of the nerves. They also have something called a decompression table that may offer relief.

    I hope this helps