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A 35-year-old member asked:

Best way to treat pinched nerve?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Lundin
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Physical therapy: The best initial treatments for disc problems that can lead to pinched nerves is to do physical therapy and use nsaids. If this fails, then be sure to get an MRI of the area involved and ask for a neurosurgical referral in your area.
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Surgery: Remove lesion using minimally invasive spine surgery. Start with pt/ core conditioning, possible selective nerve injections. Mri necessary.
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 30 years experience
Depends: Typically careful stretching exercise and traction first, second nerve block, third surgery.
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chenanswered
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
No best way: There is really no best way. It depends on the location, pain character, activity limitation that it causes, and also patient preference to treatment options. Discuss with your doctor regarding the different options of treatment.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is there any way to treat a pinched nerve?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas A. McNally
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 27 years experience
Many: Medications, physical therapy, injections and if all of that fails, microsurgical decompression.
A female asked:

How to treat a pinched nerve?

5 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Very common: Pinched nerve is a condition when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues. The treatment needs to begin with rest of the the affected area, physical therapy, pharmacology, interventional therapy, surgery.

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