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Icing a pinched nerve

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Dr. Daniel Aghion
Neurosurgery 13 years experience
Keep at it...: What you're describing sounds like what's typically called "sciatic" pain. If the pain/tingling is radiating down the leg, but your strength is preser... Read More

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Various ways.: Usuly will resolve on their own. I would recommend physical therapy along with anti-inflammatory medications. In the event this is a mechanical proble... Read More
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Usually no surgery: Most just get better with time. So anyone can claim a 90% success rate with their care as this is the natural history but lifestyle changes including... Read More
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Time, medication...: Time is the biggest factor as most disc problems resolve. Activity modification, traction, wearing a support, exercise/physical therapy, medication &... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Usually muscle: At your age (21 yrs) usually muscle tension and swelling will "pinch" the nerve after trauma.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Nerve compression: This is where a nerve is compressed, it can be either from skeltela fibrous or musclaur compression.
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 18 years experience
Change in anatomy: A nerve can be compressed by changes in surrounding structures (i.e. Increased muscular tension, disc bulges, poor positioning, body habitus, etc.).
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lundin
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Physical therapy: The best initial treatments for disc problems that can lead to pinched nerves is to do physical therapy and use nsaids. If this fails, then be sure to... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Depends: The location and cause and many other issues need to be known. It's impossible to say much more with so little info. Sorry.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Depends: Depends on where and why. Usually not by yourself. See your pcp and see what he/she has to say.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Need more info: Chronologic age is not always a reliable indicator of general health. Important info not provided by your question: which nerve? Injured how? When? As... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
variable symptoms: Patients can have varying degrees of pain, weakness, and/or numbness.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Might work: First you need to know which nerve is pinched and how it came about. The essence of sound medical treatment is to correct the underlying cause of a co... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: This depends on the severity and cause of the pinched nerve. The good news is that in most cases, the pain from a pinched nerve improves within a few... Read More

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