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A 39-year-old member asked:

How do i treat nerve damage in the shoulder without going to physical therapy?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Surgery/nerve stim: Your problem may fall into a surgically managed category and then you may get it fixed that way if you are wiling to go for surgery. It would be advisable, though, to give physical therapy a chance to work on the nerve, since the outcome of surgery may not be 100% predictable. Also, nerve stimulation, tens unit, may turn out helpful for some patients, but if there is treatable problem treat it 1st.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Are you sure?: Are you sure it is nerve damage? You can certainly do home exercises.

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