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I have servere neck pain & it's a pitch nerve? will i need some kind of surgery?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Arm pain: Pinched neck nerves cause arm pain severity of pain can't be used as a surgical indicator see a specialist get a diagnosis treat the problem surgery only if other things fail if the pain generator is well identified and the problem has been effectively treated in peer reviewed studies for your condition that is the only reasonable path to surgery most acute neck pain is muscular that can be treate.

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Last updated Jul 12, 2012

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