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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain

Question: 84 yo mother has pinched nerve what can be done???


 GINA1590 - Mon May 18, 2009 6:58 am

My mother is in severe pain in leg caused from pinched nerve. NO one will help because of her age, what can we do???? she is taking to much pain medicine and now she is mixing medicines and doesn't care about the consequences because she is in so much pain. [b][/b]
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:22 pm

User avatar Hello,
Has there been an MRI which showed a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine?

Many conditions can cause leg pain, so it will be important to confirm a pinched nerve.

Other causes of leg pain include:
    arthritis
    poor circulation
    infection
    sprains and strains

If a pinched nerve is confirmed then a neurosurgeon will help discuss the risks and benefits of non surgical and surgical management.

Take care.

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