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West Harrison, NY
A 77-year-old female asked:

What is done for nerve impingement?

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Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Nerve Impingement : Nerve impingement may not cause any symptoms. If the nerve is compressed (impinged), pain distal or down the nerve is possible. Rest, physical therapy, steroid medication, nonsteroidal medications (ibuprofen or naprosyn), electrical stimulation are nonsurgical treatments. If symptoms persist, surgical decompression of the impingement is another option.

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Burlingame, CA
A 27-year-old male asked:

What is nerve impingement?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Pinching of nerve: It is pinching or compression of a nerve due to either a disc herniation, spinal stenosis , a bony ridge or spur, overgrowth or unfolding of ligament, overgrowth of a facet joint, from spinal instability. From a spinal deformity, from a synovial cyst, from excessive fat in the spinal canal, from a spinal fracture, from a spinal tumor, infection or even a bleed or vascular problem. I can list ...

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