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how long does it take for a pinched nerve to heal after surgery

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Depends: Question re: peripheral arm weakness ; pain fr. Nerve damage is ambiguous whether disorders preceded or followed upon surgery. If existed prior then r ... Read More
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Dr. John Brannan
30 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Months: Nerves in general "heal" at a rate of 1 inch per month, so if the muscles are 24 inches from the spine, it could take 24 months for the muscle to rees ... Read More
Dr. Barry Mills
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Long term: Nerves can be damaged very quickly and can take years to repair themselves, unfortunately, sometimes no recovery takes place from my experience , i ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
13 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: Recovery from a compressive neuropathy can take several months to a year to completely recover depending how much damage to the nerve was caused and t ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
CAN VARY: If the nerve was but incompletely compressed and just sustained injury to the myelin coverings, could have recovery within 4 weeks, but if axon is inj ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Genrally: they are permanent. cannot say in your particular case, but generally,
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
43 years experience Neurology
Nerve pain.: Gabapentin helps nerve pain. You may not need to take it forever even without surgery. Your pain may remit after a period of treatment with Gabapentin ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Depends : On what was done in the surgery but be patient because anything to achilles takes a while.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 wks: Without knowing what you had done it is hard to say for sure. Did you have a broken patella repaired? If so roughly 6 weeks for bone the heal then m ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
46 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not long : Most patients notice that their leg pain is completely gone right after surgery while others may notice the pain gradually getting better over the nex ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: This depends on many factors, including the severity of the fracture, the extent and type of surgery that was done, as well as any co-existing medical ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
3-4 wks : Minimum till active motion.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
About 2 weeks:: Once release is done, i encourage my patients to exercise/move the affected finger to prevent any adhesions to form between the tendon and its sheath, ... Read More
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