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does a pinched nerve hurt

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Dr. Estrada Bernard
37 years experience Neurosurgery
Varies: Muscle strain, nerve irritation, nerve compression and stress are some possibilities.

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Local therapy: Use Aleve (naproxen) or Advil if not allergic. Google passive range of motion exercises for shoulder injury. Use BioFreeze as a liniment and get seen ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sterling
29 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Might help...: Inversion tables, are a form of traction, and will help about a third of people with disc injuries and pinched nerves. It's rare to feel worse from t ... Read More
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Dr. Soren Singel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Temporary: While you are in traction the pressure is better, but will not create long term relief. Active exercising much more effective.
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Dr. Hal Blatman
40 years experience Pain Management
Help: Usually help. And likely the pain thought to be a pinched nerve comes instead from injured muscle and fascia....called myofascial pain.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Gause
18 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Stretching may help: While making an accurate diagnosis is not possible with just a little bit of info, often pain in the upper to mid back when breathing can be a result ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Get checked: With the trauma you describe you need to see a doctor for an exam. Sounds like you did some damage so see the doctor
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Pinched nerve: Hi, it depends where the pinched nerve is, but I assume the pain related to the pinched nerve could affect breathing.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Varies: If you have not seen a doctor for evaluation, you should do it as soon as possible. The earlier the treatment, the chance of faster recovery is greate ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes it is a possible: That there could be referred pain or that you may have some muscular pain or myalgias from your infection in that region. It could also be just muscul ... Read More
A 13-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Muscle spasm: This is probably muscle spasm from bending his head. Try Physican therapy or massage therapy
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Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Patellofemoral pain: Your description is not quite detailed enough to be able to give you precise answers. Pain on the front of the knee is often derived from the patellof ... Read More
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