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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you get a pinched nerve from lying in bed too long?

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Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Yes: If someone is immobilized by alcohol or drugs pressure on nerves and damage can occur. Normal sleep should not do it unless the nerves are already somewhat pinched.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What can happen if you get a pinched nerve?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Pain and/or weakness: In time, there can be atrophy of the affected muscle.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Proadjuster for pinched nerve how long ?

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Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
No scientific proof: I have not see any controlled trial for pro adjuster. Its an adjunct to therapy with newer technology with anecdotal results.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

How long could a pinched nerve last for?

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Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Nerve root irritatio: If the pain is already over 3 months, it is termed as chronic pain which usually does not disappear. The spinal nerve roots can be pinched nerve in the spinal canal by the disk or as it comes out of the foramen between the vertebrae again by the bone or disk. When the nerve is irritated, this gives rise to a spasm of multiple muscles supplied by the irritated spinal nerve root. Most of the p.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

How can I get treatment for a pinched nerve?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
See below: Depends on which nerve, how long it's bothered you and how severe your symptoms are. In general, if conservative management with physical therapy fails and your condition is good enough to consider surgery, nerve release may be an option. Membrane stabilizing medications and nerve stimulators can also be effective in select cases. Neurologists and neurosurgeons are the experts for this issue.
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