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Can you give me some good tips for back pain pinched nerve?

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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Stretch and PT: If you are having back pain and pinched nerve symptoms (pain and tingling into your leg(s)), you will need to try both stretching and may want to seek the services of a physical therapist (pt). If you also have weakness, you should see a md immediately. Pt can be very helpful for patient with early (less than 3 months) pinched nerve symptoms. Over 3 months, you may need a neurosurgeon.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Back relief: The goal is to relieve the pressure on the nerve a diminish the local inflammation. Resting in a position to relieve strain in that area is useful. Icing can be a great relief and the use of nsaids is frequently helpful. Massage is a good reliever but if the condition persists week after week or is worsening, then you need to be evaluated by your orthopod.

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Could back pain be caused by a pinched nerve?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Absolutely: There are many potential causes of back pain, but certainly among those causes is a "pinched nerve". Among the most common causes of a pinched nerve are spinal stenosis ( in which a boney spur is pinching the nerve) and a disc herniation ( in which a disc is pushing on a nerve). These two conditions are among the more common causes of back pain. Thank you for your question.

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