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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
12 years experience Family Medicine
No: If you are having weakness or tingling or numbness in your legs, imaging may be considered. Other red flags would be trouble with bowel or bladder, o ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Possibly: The chiropractor might offer short term massage relief but no diagnosis or cure. For your condiion see an orthopedic specialist who might order diagn ... Read More
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Stop seeing chiro: There are many things that could be causing your symptoms. If it is not a sore muscle then chiro (massage ) is unlikely to help. Nerve pain, slipped ... Read More

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Very common: Pinched nerve is a condition when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues. The treatment needs to begin with rest of the the af ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Generic answer: Variety of different approaches based on which nerve, and where. Surgery might be an answer for ruptured disc, pinching nerve in neck or back. Carpal ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Depends on severity: The most frequently recommended treatment for pinched nerve is rest for the affected area. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or corticosteroids ma ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Disc herniation: Natural history, or the normal healing process, varies between people. However, symptoms can begin and disappear in days. Generally, i give my patient ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Lynch
18 years experience Pain Management
Depends: It depends on where the pinched nerve is occuring. These commonly occur in the spine and can be helped by a variety of treatments from physical thera ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Any discomfort in the body can make a person worries and feels light headed. Start with your primary care doctor!
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Trickey: If you have a definate diagnosis either by MRI and emg, then ask your pcp to refer you to an interventional pain doctor. Epidural steroid injection m ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
37 years experience Pain Management
evaluation: Have you had an emg/ncv study or ssep study to determine the nerve involved? Could be long thoracic or spinal accessory nerve, I have seen both .See a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas A. McNally
25 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Leg pain: Pinched nerves in the lumbar spine (low back) usually present with leg pain, numbness, tingling, decreased ability to walk distances, limited standing ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Bone or cartilage: Most commonly, a pinched nerve in the spine is caused by a nerve being compressed by arthritic calcifications from the joint, or from cartilage that l ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pinched nerve: It is certainly possible for a pinched nerve to "heal." in many cases, pinched nerves are caused by herniated discs, and these can heal/resolve with ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
EMG/NCV: Nerve study (emg/ncv) is a sensitive test to identify pinched nerves in different area.

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