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  • Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    A nerve root that has been previously injured has less reserve than before so expect longer times to symptom resolution. You could have nerve sensitivity for quite some time. If the symptoms plateau, you could consider an oral steroid.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
    KB32
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    That’s what I figured. This recovery is just going to take longer for the residual pain to subside. Thank you for the confirmation.

    What’s your thought on starting PT even if I am still experiencing residual calf, buttock, and occasional sharp lower back pain? I have PT scheduled to start around week 10, which is two weeks from now. If my nerve sensitivity could last for quite some time, should I try to push through with PT even if I feel it gets irritated slightly?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    PT can be helpful or detrimental depending upon the skills of the therapist.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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