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How can you treat a trapped nerve?

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Dr. Michael McGonigal
General Surgery 40 years experience
Meds or surgery: Some nerve issues can be treated symptomatically with medications. But if the symptoms are significant or severe, there are some surgical procedures to free up or relocate the nerve. This depends on which specific nerve it is. See an orthopedic surgeon if the nerve is located in an arm or leg.
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Generally untrap: If there has been trauma, sometimes steroid injections may reduce swelling and symptoms. Ulnar, median nerves frequently are released surgically carpal tunnel is an example.

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What is a trapped nerve?

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Dr. Jessica Allan
Dr. Jessica Allananswered
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Compressed Nerve: Entrapment Neuropathy. Nerves extend from your brain and spinal cord and go to all parts of your body. Nerves carry signals. Nerves are vulnerable when they travel through narrow spaces and are compressed. When the nerve is pressed between tissues like ligaments, tendons and bones, you can get symptoms like pain, numbness, tingling, pins and needles, weakness. Find out what is trapping the nerve.

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