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Fremont, CA
A 37-year-old male asked:

Please share an interesting fact about dealing with a pinched nerve.

17 doctor answers25 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Ignore: Cubital tunnel syndrome is a good example of "pinched" nerve. Numbness in the ring and pinky fingers.
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Ignore: Ice or heat? Use both! rotate ice to reduce swelling and heat to increase circulation to injury.
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Ignore: It can be treated osteopathic.If more severe, it needs 2B treated orthopedically or neurosurgically.
Dr. Chris Faubel
Pain Management 15 years experience
Many: Many disc herniations are "dissolved" naturally by the body without any treatment.
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Ignore: 70% of patients who developed pain, numbness and tingling in the arms settle with conservative Rx.
Dr. Edison McDaniels
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Ignore: Most pinched nerves will resolve without surgery, but if there is weakness, see your doc.
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Ignore: A nerve is a sensitive tissue, Do NOT delay seeing your orthopedist about it & get treated early.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 20 years experience
Ignore: Pinched nerves often cause symptoms of pain, numbness, or weakness. The pain may feel like burning.
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Ignore: Use moist heat to relax muscles and ice to relieve inflammation.
Dr. Bikash Bose
Neurosurgery 46 years experience
Ignore: One can relieve or control pain caused by pinched nerve in the spine by exercising and wt control.
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 41 years experience
Ignore: Surgery is usually not necessary. Rest, time and anti-inflammatories/ muscles relaxers can help.
Dr. Kenneth Liu
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Ignore: Given enough time, most symptoms from a pinched nerve will resolve on their own without surgery.
Dr. Mariaelaina Sumas
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Ignore: Pinched nerves are usually the result of herniated discs. Treatment can include oral steroids.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Ignore: 90% resolve without surgery over time if due to a disc herniation.
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Ignore: If straightening or bending your arm/leg improves symptoms a brace/ splint may be helpful.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Treated: Treated a pinched nerve involves determining the source and aggressively reducing inflammation.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Ignore: A pinched nerve can cause symptoms like pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness along the path of the.

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Fremont, CA
A 37-year-old male asked:

Please share a tip in the form of a haiku on dealing with a pinched nerve.

5 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Ignore: Don't let it get to a point of severity. Treat it now.

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