Re: Pinched Nerve Problem

People can blow a disc out sneezing. As discs degenerate they become weak and doing something trivial can cause them to slip, like turning your head to look over your shoulder. Sounded like yours were in good shape. Your doctor is on the right track and practicing the standard of care, stick with it. How many treatments have you had? Your MD will do nothing but give you some pills or send you to physical therapy. Your chiropractor is probably doing some therapy along with the adjustments. Sometimes these things can take a little while to go away. Trauma does not have to be experienced to develop the symptoms you are having, sometimes the onset is just insidious. I have had patients come to me that awoke feeling like you do with no history of doing anything but going to bed. Many times vertebra will move out of position, the body will compensate for this (no symptoms), then BAM! you look over your shoulder or pick up the paper and its out. Your body has come to the point it can no longer compensate and symptoms present themselves. No need to run off and get an MRI right away. The typical approach is to treat a few weeks, not improving as anticipating then MRI time. I may have jumped too soon to say get a MRI. If you want a second opinion I may be able to help, what town do you live in? I can see if one of my colleagues is near. You could email me if you like.

Posted By doc4bax on August 28, 2007 at 15:56:03:

In Reply to: Re: Pinched Nerve Problem posted by steph on August 28, 2007 at 13:50:18:

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