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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 13 years experience
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
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
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
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
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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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
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
Neurology 52 years experience
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
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
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
Dr. Paul Lynch
19 years experience
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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Any discomfort in the body can make a person worries and feels light headed. Start with your primary care doctor!
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
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
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas A. McNally
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
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 Leanswered
Pain Management 17 years experience
EMG/NCV: Nerve study (emg/ncv) is a sensitive test to identify pinched nerves in different area.
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