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does pinch nerves can be cure?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Pinched nerves: A pinched nerve is a general term. If the nerve is being compressed by a part of the body in which a physical change like muscle stretching will remove the pressure, sure it can be improved. If the nerve is pinched by a spinal disc physical compressing it, then therapy or surgery may help. Patients improve with therapy, medication, and surgery. The symptoms can be affected by physical stresses.

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