Donald Corenman, MD, DC
February 28, 2015 at 9:59 pm
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When I was a medical student and resident in the ER, there were more patients handcuffed to the gurneys than not. The Wayne State police department had their hands full. There was a substation from the Detroit Police Department in the main trauma hospital.
You can heal over time as nerve roots take quite a long time to heal. You can test to see if the diagnosis is correct by obtaining a SNRB (selective nerve root block) and obtaining temporary relief (see pain diary). The steroid application involved in the injection also can help to reduce pain.