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Pinched Nerve

I was wondering if anyone had any advice regarding the pinched nerve in my back. I've been suffering with it for over a month. It started one morning with a severe cramp in both of my calf muscles. The right calf continued to ache for about four days. It eventually turned into numbness and tingling below my knee in my right leg. Now I don't hardly have any strength at all in that area. The physical therapist has given me some exercises but I'm still struggling with overwhelming pain. I'm taking a drug called Meloxicam for the pain.
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Hi there. These symptoms need to be investigated for degenerative disc disease, lumbar disc prolapse and pinched nerve. You need to consult a neurologist to check for these symptoms, MRI spine to check, NCV or nerve conduction velocity test and EMG or electromyogram to check the integrity of these nerves. Management would include NSAIDS, hot fomentation, massage, exercises and physiotherapy, epidural injection of steroids, cervical collar and lastly surgical decompression depending on the diagnosis and degree of damage. Hope this helps. Take care.

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JDeeziac is right go get a mri and see a neurologist. The numbness is a nerve being damaged and can become permanent if not taken care of properly. I know, I only have 22% of the feeling from my waist down because I ignored my back. You don't want to regret this for the rest of your life. Believe it or not even with damaged nerves the pain can get worse and there is no pain meds that completely help with nerve pain. Best of luck to you. Please get checked soon.

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If your symptoms are from a pinched nerve you should have a few tests done such as mri, emg, and nvc to further investigate your problem. A pinched nerve can be quite serious as the damage worsens as more time passes with the nerve being "pinched". Plus having the tingling/numbness and weakness just isnt fun and needs to be addressed much sooner than later. Not to alarm you, but take care of it.
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