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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is there anything i can do to fix a pinched nerve?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Quite likely: Depending on location, chronicity, and severity, many interventions can be useful. If a nerve is compressed in neck, back, elbow, wrist, local injections, or decompressive surgeries may well benefit. In some cases, various meds or supplements may make a difference. See your doctor and evaluate your specifics.
Dr. Adam Kinninger
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Stretching and gentle exersie like yoga can be helpful. I highly reccomen ice over heat for acute symptoms. Osteopathic manipulation or chiropractic treatment may also be helpful. If you do not have any contraindications, anti-inflammatory medications like Motrin can be helpful.
Feb 2, 2013
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 20 years experience
Pinched nerve Rx: What you should do depends on where the nerve is pinched. It could be in the arm, the leg or along the side of the spine. There is not enough room to write all the answers- you may find these links helpful: http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ or http://www.neurocuro.com/radiculopathy/

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