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Whats the best thing to take for a pinched nerve in the neck

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience Family Medicine
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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Exercise and aspirin: Of course the answer may be different if the nerve is truly pinched & is either in the shoulder or in the neck. The best treatments for mechanical pro ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
16 years experience Pain Management
Variable: It depends on the cause of the pain. When inflammation and swelling in the spinal canal decreases, the symptoms improve. If it has been there for over ... Read More
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A 43-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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Buckwheat pillow: can help. Like a bean bag chair it holds its shape better than a chiropractic pillow. Plus moisture cause the buckwheat to deform creating air channel ... Read More
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Yes: You can take either but they are sedating and can be additive to orphendrine. Ibuprofen can also be taken.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It is a little unusual to have a "pinched nerve in my trapezius" as you put it. Pinched nerves in the neck are fairly common, or muscular injuries to ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerson marius Kolbe
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
Neck pain: Rather go see your GP for an assessment. Take the x-rays with you. The doctor can refer you to a specialist if needed. carry on using the medication i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Sands
48 years experience Family Medicine
Try a Neck Pro: Neck pro is an ingenious cerivical traction device developed by an er doc for his neck pain (usually the result of cervical disk disease or osteoarthr ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to s ... Read More
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