pinched nerve

  • swagg77

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    Apr 21, 2014 10:26 PM GMT
    i pinched nerve back in feb n now again - just wondering if the tingling in fingers goes away ?? - my gp n chiro r useless -
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    Apr 21, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
    Congratulations.
  • Webster666

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    Apr 21, 2014 11:09 PM GMT
    The tingling in your fingers is because your spine is out of alignment.
    See a different chiropractor.
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    Apr 22, 2014 8:25 AM GMT
    Go see a neurosurgeon or a neurologist.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Apr 22, 2014 11:45 AM GMT
    Don't assume it's a pinched nerve. I'm not trying to scare you but it could be something a little more serious. See a neurologist and inquire about needing an MRI.
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    Apr 22, 2014 2:01 PM GMT
    ya see a neurologist - tingling (parathesia) can be a sign of nerve damage.

    Chiropractic medicine is pseudo-science and majorly placebo.
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    Apr 23, 2014 3:30 AM GMT
    Depends if the "pinched" nerve is still "pinched" and where exactly this nerve was "pinched". Tingling in fingers doesn't necessarily mean malalignment of the spine. If it's only in your fingers it could also be a distal entrapment of a peripheral nerve. Depending on which fingers, it could be the median, ular, or radial nerve. I'd go find a different physician/neurologist or see a physical therapist.


    FYI spinal manipulation is highly evidence-based (aka lots of research backing it) WHEN done appropriately and is indicated.
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    Apr 23, 2014 3:41 AM GMT
    coloradojock16 saidya see a neurologist - tingling (parathesia) can be a sign of nerve damage.

    Chiropractic medicine is pseudo-science and majorly placebo.

    Agree. The OP needs a medical evaluation. "Tingling in fingers" isn't something we can diagnose online. It can be nothing, it can be serious. See a doctor.
  • jmanorlando

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    Apr 23, 2014 3:45 AM GMT
    I had a pinched nerve last year and after going here and there finally went to a specialist, got a mri and finally had to get cortisone shots to treat it. (Hopefully, yours is no where as bad) The point is go see a doctor, get the facts and then learn what your choices are.
  • swagg77

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    Apr 25, 2014 10:45 PM GMT
    ok so i have seen a total of 2 docs gp's and they tell me same thing it takes time 4 tingling 2 go way - sometimes it never does . I was given a test of walkin down a str8 line lookin up n doc # 2 tells me doesn't believe it's anything neuro - most doc's in ontario n covered by ohip suckkkk [no offense 2 the good 1's ] i just hate this .
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    May 19, 2014 10:46 AM GMT
    Where in Ontario do you live?
    You really have to get in their face sometimes to get treatment.
    I had tingling fingers, that I ignored that then progressed to other symptoms.
    A year later and 5 MRI's later was told I needed a Laminectomy with fusion C3 to C7.
    I went to Dr. Mandalfino Neurologist in Kitchener and my Surgeon was Dr. Inge at London Health Sciences.
    I would politely demand a MRI on the area where they feel the pinched nerve is.
    Educate yourself as much as you can, get a copy of the disks and don't have them just go by the interpretation.
    It's a long wait but a Neurosurgeon is the best person to look at them.
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    May 19, 2014 11:03 AM GMT
    Depending on how bad the pinch is, it could potentially be permanent.

    I have a permanently pinched nerve in my C-spine from a face-plant on the bicycle a few months ago. The fingers in my right hand are permanently tingly. I've learned to live with it and work through it.
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    May 26, 2014 6:55 AM GMT
    It could be a nerve getting compressed distal to (or away from) your spine, such as your upper arm, elbow, or wrist. See a PT.