Sometimes pinching (pinching) nerve occurs suddenly, and the patient himself and his family did not know what to do to little to ease his condition. With strong and unbearable pain, of course, you need to call an ambulance, but before her arrival the patient can help a bit.
If the pinched nerve is accompanied by severe pain
Pinched nerve is almost always accompanied by pain, but in some cases it may be a sudden and very strong. These pains occur when the infringement of spinal nerves in the lumbar region (lumbago or backache), buttocks and back of the thigh (sciatica), intercostal nerve (intercostal neuralgia) and trigeminal nerve.
Since jamming often occurs suddenly, the patient has not only a lot of pain, but the nervous shock, so he, of course, need the help of relatives. The patient in this case you need to put on a solid, but the laid something soft surface and soothe. Put the patient, if he can not move, you can simply on the laid back on the floor with a blanket or in a position that gives him the least possible pain.
Then you need to give him a drink any anesthetic, which is at hand. This may be analgin - Disposable it can take 1 g, that is two 500 mg tablets. At the same time, you can give the patient two tablets shpy: under the influence of shpy relax smooth muscles of blood vessels, the blood will flow better to the muscles that spasm and reduce their pain. Finally, the patient can be given something soothing thirty drops of tincture of valerian, korvalola
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or any other sedative.
In some cases, the patient may be heavy due to changes in vital organs and systems. This happens, for example, by pinching cervical nerves. In this case, can be simultaneously diminished and the blood vessels in this region (vertebral artery, which carries blood to the brain). This may cause disorders of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, the centers of which are located in the medulla oblongata. In order to facilitate the patient's condition, it is necessary to release the chest of clothes and garter possible to give fresh air by opening a window or window. Now it's time to call an ambulance.
What will the ambulance
If the pain is not gone, the emergency doctor will introduce additional drugs relieve pain, taking into account the fact that the patient has already received. In addition, the drugs are administered, relieves spasms of skeletal muscles and soothing (sedative) funds. After severe pain will pass, the patient can go to sleep.
If the patient's condition serious, there are signs of malfunction of the cardiovascular or respiratory system, the patient is usually hospitalized.
Outpatient and inpatient care to patients with a pinched nerve
If the general condition of the patient allows to treat it at home, the doctor observes the ambulatory. In this case, the patient is assigned to long-term anti-inflammatory and analgesic therapy with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in the form of injections, tablets for oral, rectal suppositories, or for external use (ointments, gels, creams). These drugs help relieve pain, swelling, or inflammation of the tissue in a damaged nerve.
To remove the muscle spasm of the trunk and extremities prescribe medications that help them relax. Most often this purpose appoint Mydocalmum
Mydocalm: drug from muscle spasms
. On the painful places appointed by dry heat. Once the patient's condition improves and he can walk, he carried out a survey, after which it is best to go to the warming procedures physiotherapy - recovery period will be faster. At the same time gradually beginning to introduce massage and physiotherapy. Complete treatment may be leaving the resort.
If the treatment of the patient takes place in a hospital, the physiotherapy can be used much earlier, since there fizioterapevtichekaya portable equipment. In addition, if necessary, such patients received spinal traction (for example, if a pinched nerve
Pinched nerve - what to do when severe pain?
It occurred against the background of osteochondrosis).
Of great importance is an early examination of the patient in the hospital. After all, the reason could be a pinched nerve tumor, in which some physiotherapy is usually contraindicated. After examination and final diagnosis the patient is scheduled treatment plan, which he has been held usually on an outpatient basis.
When pinched nerve is very important time to see a doctor.