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A 45-year-old female asked:

Are epidural injection and traction the only thing used for a pinched nerve in the neck at c5 c6? please help if you can

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
See a specialist: See a spine specialist. An MRI of the cervical spine can be useful. Conservative care includes pt, chiropractic, cervical traction, epidural injections and non steroidal anti-inflammatory meds. If these fail, surgery is often successful in relieving the pain. Check out spine-health.Com.
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A 45-year-old female asked:

What can be done for a pinched nerve in the neck? Is a epidural injection helpful? If so how does it help? Please help

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Dr. Per Freitag
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Try traction : Pinching of the nerve in the neck is either due to a herniated disk or arthritic changes generally. If you feel better with gentle manual traction in slight flexion, get an overhead home traction device (about $25), but always face the door no matter what it says on the box to allow for slight flexion. If traction feels worse, try McKenzie PT (McKenzieMDT.ORG). Avoid surgery for as long as possibl
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