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NERVE ROOT BLOCK INJECTION FOR BACK PAIN... by Barmac Posted Wed 20 Jul 2011 2:26pm The term nerve root block is one that many people find quite daunting and it sounds a very dramatic procedure. However, it is a very safe and routine procedure to help manage/diagnose chronic pain conditions which are associated with nerve roots. The injection is like many others I have written on and is first a local anaesthetic th ... Read on »
NERVE ROOT PAIN... by Barmac Posted Thu 26 Jul 2012 4:50pm A trapped nerve in your back is usually caused by a prolapsed or slipped disc, which then narrows the spinal canal where the nerves pass through. You can also get a trapped nerve from scarring form previous surgery. The pain then runs along the site that the nerve travels down. Sciatica pain comes from the lumbar-sacral spine w ... Read on »
My Selective Nerve Root Injection by Erin W. Posted Tue 20 May 2014 9:15am I did it! I didn’t chicken out (although I came REALLY close) and got my steroid shot in my neck yesterday! It’s been a long journey with my neck pain and I finally took the next step.  After multiple Xrays, doctors visits and an MRI , I was told I needed to have a selective nerve root injection in my C8 nerve to help with the pain I’m ... Read on »
Pinched Nerves In The Neck: How Do You Know & What Do You Do? by Dr. Eben Davis Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 10:12am 5 Comments Many times patients with compressed nerves in the neck will present with shoulder, arm, and hand pain...even weakness of grip. When this happens it's common for the patient to think the problem is in the arm or hand...especially if there is no neck pain. Yes, you can have a compressed or " pinched nerve" in the neck and not have any neck pai ... Read on »
Pinched Nerve in my Neck: HELP! by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Fri 25 Jun 2010 12:00am Patient: Doc, I think I have a pinched nerve in my neck. I don’t have neck pain, but my arm is tingling and it feels like my hand keeps going to sleep. Doctor B: It may be a pinched nerve, do you recall straining your neck or upper back recently? Patient: Well, I think I was sleeping in a strange position last night. ... Read on »
Pressure on the Upper Nerves Often Causes Headaches by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sat 03 Jul 2010 12:00am  Headaches can be a very aggravating condition.  They can often prevent individuals from performing their job, concentrating, even sleeping adequately.  One common trait is that headache sufferers often have tight neck and upper back muscles .  This can often create pressure on upper neck nerves and blood vessels which will caus ... Read on »
Back Pain and Sciatica - Evaluating Your Options by Braxton P. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 9:14pm You’ve been hurting for months. You can’t stay on your feet for more than a few minutes. It hurts to sit for too long. Recently you can’t get a good night’s sleep because you just can’t get comfortable. The painkillers aren’t working, and you’re starting to think seriously about back surgery. But after all the expense, rehabilitation and risk, wi ... Read on »
The Most Common Disc Herniation in the Neck: C6 by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 03 Nov 2009 10:00pm For the C6 nerve root to be affected, there must be something going on in between C5 and C6 vertebrae (bones). AkA: a C5-C6 disc herniation or C5-C6 disc bulge The C6 nerve root has a motor, sensory and reflex component. This means that they control your muscles, your sensations and your reflexes. If there is a herniation or a bulge at this ... Read on »
HealthQuest Offering Pain Fiber Nerve Conduction Study for Accurate Assessment of the Source of Pain by hqbk Posted Fri 08 Mar 2013 6:18am HealthQuest offers pf-ncs testing, the unique pain fiber nerve conduction study that can effectively identify nerve root lesions responsible for causing pain. HealthQuest, the leading healthcare center located in Brooklyn, New York is now offering the advanced and highly accurate pain fiber nerve conduction study to help identify the source of ... Read on »
HealthQuest Announces Availability of Advanced Pain Fiber Nerve Conduction Study by hqbk Posted Thu 14 Mar 2013 7:24am HealthQuest offers pf-NCS testing, the advanced, safe and effective pain fiber nerve conduction study that is helping to accurately locate the source of chronic pain. HealthQuest, a leading multi-specialty health care center located in Brooklyn, New York now offers pain fiber nerve conduction study (pf-NCS testing). This unique diagnostic modality ... Read on »