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what is best for a pinched nerve in neck heat or ice

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
New:ice;old:heat: A "pinched nerve in the neck" covers a lot of diagnostic ground. If you have numbness and/or tingling in your arm or hand this may be a cervical neuro ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Several treatments : Are available. But in order for a treatment to work, an accurate diagnosis is absolutely required. See your pain doctor for physical examination. Heat ... Read More
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
This might help too: http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/compressed-nerves.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not related to-: -pollen, but due to a cervical cause. You need to see an orthopedic surgeon, fellowship trained in spine.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Further treatment: There are more aggressive treatment options for the spine that are more powerful than using over the counter medications, but they get progressively m ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Rarely is it serious: & yes pinched nerve causing pain into arm is cervical radiculopathy. 90% are treated non op & get better-10% require surgery with > 90% su ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Could be: In general, heat increases local circulation and lessens muscle stiffness.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Insufficient data: Does "neuro" mean neurologist or neurosurgeon? Why did you meekly accept the answer but then post here? Ask doc to explain the neuroanatomy: EXACTLY w ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Pouls
Specializes in Family Medicine
Blood pressure?: There could be several reasons as to why you are feeling light-headed--especially out doors. The Florida heat and lack of good hydration may be contri ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
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Not medication: The best treatments are always those that get at the root cause of the problem. The nerve needs to get "un-pinched." often physical therapy or tract ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Pain Treatment : I recommend using the treatment which gives you better pain relief. Usually ice for the first 3-4 days to decrease swelling followed by heat to improv ... Read More
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