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Pinched nerve

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

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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
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Surgery: Remove lesion using minimally invasive spine surgery. Start with pt/ core conditioning, possible selective nerve injections. Mri necessary.
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 29 years experience
Depends: Typically careful stretching exercise and traction first, second nerve block, third surgery.
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
depends: This really depends on what you do for a living and how affected you are by the pinched nerve. If you have a manual job, you might want to do light du... Read More

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