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how long could a pinched nerve last for?

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Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 50 years experience
Nerve root irritatio: If the pain is already over 3 months, it is termed as chronic pain which usually does not disappear. The spinal nerve roots can be pinched nerve in the spinal canal by the disk or as it comes out of the foramen between the vertebrae again by the bone or disk. When the nerve is irritated, this gives rise to a spasm of multiple muscles supplied by the irritated spinal nerve root. Most of the p.
Dr. Alvin Stein
Pain Management 60 years experience
Until relieved: What is causing the pinch. A herniated disc? An arthritic spur? A displaces vertebral segment? Until the problem is relieves by swelling going down or the pinched area is resolved, by itself or surgery, the problem can remain.

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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 32-year-old member asked:

How long can cubita pinched nerve last?

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Dr. Mark Sterling
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 30 years experience
Short or long time: Depending on the cause, and severity of the initial injury. See a doctor who does emg/ncv studies, such as a physiatrist, and have the nerve tested looking for cubital tunnel syndrome. Treatment options can be decided based on the test , symptoms and physical exam findings.
Dr. Hal Blatman
Dr. Hal Blatman commented
Pain Management 41 years experience
It is likely to last until pressure on the nerve is released, and the nerve heals from the injury. Nutrition, vitamins, infrared light, and more can be helpful before surgical release is considered.
May 29, 2016
A 47-year-old member asked:

How long will my pinched nerve last?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: This depends on the severity and cause of the pinched nerve. The good news is that in most cases, the pain from a pinched nerve improves within a few days to a few weeks. If symptoms persist or you have associated weakness or numbness or bowel/bladder problems, see a physician.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How long does the effects of a pinched nerve last?

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Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
Variable: This can be vary greatly, and there's always a chance that some damage to the nerve might be permanent. Usually, improvement happens on the order of weeks to months. Some patients, however, notice near-immediate relief following surgery.
Sacramento, CA
A male asked:

How can I tell that I have mild case of PF or Baxters Nerve Entrapment?

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Dr. Marc Foucher
Podiatry 29 years experience
Diagnostic testing: Plantar fasciitis and Baxter's neuritis may coexist. A thorough history and physical examination as well as diagnostic testing such as ultrasound or MRI can often differentiate between the two problems. Plantar fasciitis is generally more common than Baxter's neuritis. Both problems often respond well to proper orthotic therapy and supportive shoe gear, such as athletic shoes.

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