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how to tell if what i'm feeling is a trapped nerve?

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Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 24 years experience
Trapped nerve : Trapped nerve symptoms can range from pain to numbness to weakness . Best thing to do is see your doctor or a neurologist and get evaluated.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is quickest cure for a trapped nerve?

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Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 52 years experience
Release it: It almosts depends on what you mean. Take carpal tunnel as an example, it is trapped so you release the tunnel and free the nerve.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How can a trapped nerve be treated?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
Cortisone injection: Dependant on it's proximity, most trapped nerves can be succesfully treated with a cortisone injection.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How do you untrap a trapped nerve?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Remove 'trap': Traped nerve, or the nerve that is getting choked , or stangled by scar tissue, or bone growth, or cought in the healing fracture, will give compression symptoms, nerve has to be released and relocated with better position, ulnar nerve in elbow, median nerve in carpel tunel syndrome are some examples.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How can you treat a trapped nerve?

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Dr. Michael McGonigal
General Surgery 39 years experience
Meds or surgery: Some nerve issues can be treated symptomatically with medications. But if the symptoms are significant or severe, there are some surgical procedures to free up or relocate the nerve. This depends on which specific nerve it is. See an orthopedic surgeon if the nerve is located in an arm or leg.
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A 47-year-old male asked:

Can a trapped nerve cause vertgo?

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 26 years experience
Yes: There is a "balance nerve" also called 8th cranial nerve that connect your inner ear (with your balance organ) to the brain. Compression of this nerve causes among other things dizziness.

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