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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 52 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 14 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 19 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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A 40-year-old member asked:

How long does a pinched nerve usually last?

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Dr. Dhrumil Shah
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pinched nerve: Most of the acute pinched nerve symptoms get better within 6-8 weeks. If any warsening of pain or weakness should be reevaluated. If it is chronic then multiple treatments are available but it does not get cured for the most part.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How long should it take for a pinched nerve to heal after the pressure is off?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
May not: If compression was very long standing return of sensation to normal may not occur.
A 25-year-old member asked:

How can one tell if they have a pinched nerve?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Your doctor can tell: Your doctor can tell you if you have a pinched nerve or not by taking your history, examining you and maybe ordering some tests such as x-rays and a nerve conduction study.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is there any treatment for a pinched nerve?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
For sure: Depends on which nerve, how long it's bothered you and how severe your symptoms are. In general, if conservative management with physical therapy fails and your condition is good enough to consider surgery, nerve release may be an option. Membrane stabilizing medications and nerve stimulators can also be effective in select cases.
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A 35-year-old male asked:

How to cure pinched nerve?

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Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Various ways.: Usuly will resolve on their own. I would recommend physical therapy along with anti-inflammatory medications. In the event this is a mechanical problem, then surgery may be warranted.

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