Patient Comments: Pinched Nerve - Treatment


What treatment have you had for your pinched nerve? Did it help? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Debz, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 21

I have been going to the chiropractor for three weeks now for pinched nerve problems in my legs but haven't had relief. I have done adjustments to my spine (lower back) but still experiencing excruciating pain. Help needed.

Comment from: Gogi, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 16

My chiropractor was the only medical doctor to actually reduce and stop my sciatica. The sciatica was due to a pinched nerve in the pelvis that could be released by a simple manipulation. The herniated discs in my lumbar region in no way contributed to the pain and a past medical study has proven a large (I forgot the percentage) number of people have these and they have no symptoms. So a herniated disc may not be causing your problems, people.

Comment from: ouch, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 15

After diagnosis of cervical bone spurs which pinched a nerve I was first referred for physiotherapy (PT). I had had great success with PT for prior conditions but for this particular condition, it was a very bad call. The exercises greatly aggravated the condition, leaving me in constant agony. I stuck with it for 2 horrible months. The pain has advanced greatly since this treatment, months after. Injections are being processed - something I feel should have happened first with this condition.

Comment from: pgil, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 28

I was king hit playing rugby. My fractured neck wasn't picked up for 30 years. That was when the pinched nerve started the incredible pain symptoms. Mine started in the arm, then radiated to the neck. I have been self-adjusting my neck since the injury. Regardless of self-adjusting my neck, the pain returns. I've had about 3 injections under radiography. They can help if they get the right spot otherwise I'm in trouble. I was on the strongest pain relief and it doesn't stop the pain at all.

Comment from: charly, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 30

Epidurals have helped with my pinched nerve. However, now that I'm on Eliquis (blood thinner) this is too risky. I feel very discouraged now because I have nerve hip spasms every night that wake me up.

Comment from: Ganpatlal , 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: April 17

I have cervical radiculopathy for 1 year. I have neck, back, arm and left leg pain from pinched nerve. l have seen a neurologist for MRI, and there doesn’t seem any problem.

Comment from: Annon19, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

I contracted HSV 1 eight years ago when I was 22. As it so often is I had a horrible first breakout of genital herpes, then for 8 years I have never had a single breakout until now. I almost kind of forgot I had it, it's been that long. Now I have a new partner of 3 years and I'm beyond scared to tell him I'm not having sex because I'm having an outbreak. I just don't know what to do.

Comment from: Sick, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 11

I feel my nerves tingling in in my legs, feet, arms, head, stomach and buttock. I have a pinched nerve in my lower back, lower Iumbar region. It hurts when I walk.

Comment from: Julius, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 24

I have been under chiropractic care for over 40 years for pinched nerve. I have two herniated discs in my lumbar area (L3-L4 and L5-S1). And I can lead a normal life, thanks to maintenance care that I follow through chiropractic treatment. I have also suffered from numbness in my hands, cervical rectification, etc. Chiropractic has always helped me, even though I recognize that surgeons do a great job too, whenever it is needed!

Comment from: Tammy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 19

I had a CT scan and found out I had problems with the discs in my neck. That was 7 years ago. Last week I woke up with awful pain in my neck. It continued to get worse. I went to the emergency room and they gave me Naprosyn and a muscle relaxant. They also gave me an injection in my hip for the pain. Two days later I started getting spasms in my neck, once in the afternoon and once at night. I would have to take the muscle relaxant right away and in 10 minutes they stopped. The pain from the pinched nerve was unreal. The doctor said that it would subside but it is over a week now.

Comment from: anonymous2424, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

I was in a car accident about a week ago, rear ended by a person going 35 mph while we were dead stopped at a red light. I wasn't sitting facing forward, but was looking out the window while on the phone (I was the passenger). And had major whiplash which then resulted in bad neck/shoulder pain and discovered I did not have full mobility of my right arm. They gave me muscle relaxers, naproxen, and prednisone, and to take Advil with those as needed. I take all of that and still feel an intense burning sensation. They told me my symptoms sound like a pinched nerve but through x-rays and CT scan nothing anatomically looks out of place to be pinching any nerves. They recommended me to a bone doctor so I will be going this Friday to hopefully start some treatment that will give me relief from this pain. It has been so hard to focus and function with this constant pain.


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Comment from: Sam, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 27

When faced with this problem of pinched nerve, the first thing I've done is visit my chiropractor who has generally been able to correct the problem, followed by icing to relieve discomfort and reduce muscular swelling. I've had cortisone injections for other things, but consider that a last resort.

Comment from: Rumba Nair, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 24

I am suffering with burning throbbing pain in my shoulder blade. I have taken 2 pain injections and several different medicines for pinched nerve, ibuprofen, Betapyn, Celebrex and Robaxin, but pain is still there.

Comment from: tina, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 25

I had a pinched nerve, and after months of physical therapy I went to an osteopath and got an injection of Novocain into the muscle. I had immediate relief and correction!

Comment from: Songbird 7, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 25

The treatment that helped the longest for pinched nerve was an injection of a steroid into the nerve and SI (sacroiliac) joint. This decreased the swelling and relieved the pain for over a year.

Comment from: Red, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: May 08

I found out I have a pinched nerve in my back and I can’t pick up my foot and walk. I have been taking medicine and exercise for a month and I am a little better but still have to use a cane and walker. I wonder if I should look at getting a steroid shot.

Comment from: Joseph, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 07

I had amitriptyline 10 mg and Co-codamol and physiotherapy for pinched nerve.

Comment from: Daisy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 29

I have had pinched nerve for a couple of years which I cope with; I spray and ice for muscle pain relief, when it is bad. Two days ago I awoke to excruciating pain in my right arm; it starts at the shoulder and runs all the way down the arm to my fingers. I have had the numbness and tingling in the past but we seem to have skipped that bit at the moment and gone to just excruciating pain. I know it's only two days but at the moment it is the longest most painful sensation ever. I am thinking that a peripheral nerve block might help.

Comment from: paula, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 21

My pain started in my lower back when I lifted a heavy piece of granite. I suffered incredible pain for 7 months. Numerous visits to the chiropractor helped my back but now for the past 3 months the pain in my left butt is unbearable. My chiropractor says it is just a pinched nerve but nothing is helping. I can’t stand the pain and not being able to function.

Comment from: Henry J., 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: March 24

I woke with a stiff neck. My daughter-in-law started to massage my neck and she hit a spot that sent me right to my knees. I had excruciating spasms every 15 minutes for 26 to 27 hours. I could not sleep, it was awful. This occurred on December 21, 2014. I have had the pinched nerve since then. I had an MRI. I went to chiropractor for 8 sessions. That didn't help at all. I am seeing a neurologist on March 31st. He will probably give me a cortisone shot.

Comment from: Jon, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: December 24

I have pinched nerves in my spine. I am thinking of having surgery to treat this.

Comment from: Vickie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 10

I have been diagnosed with a pinched nerve in my lower back. I have an appointment in about 20 days at a pain clinic. I hope this is the right type of treatment.

Comment from: Tony, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: December 22

On 19th December, 2015 I made a slight swing of my arm and I felt an immediate pain in my neck. The next thing I know I could not bend or rotate my neck. The pain is destabilizing. I am using ice packs and hot water but not much relief. This is not the first time this has happened to me too. I would be pleased to know how I can get rid of this for once at all.


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Comment from: Cheryl, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 25

The only thing I have done for a pinched nerve is go to my chiropractor; love that man.

Comment from: jim, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: July 30

I am taking 300mg/day of gabapentin for my pinched nerve. No effect!