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A 47-year-old member asked:

How long will my pinched nerve last?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 26 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.
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Pinched Nerves: Pinched nerves can progressively worsen. Unless surgically removed, they will remain pressing on the nerve possibly causing pain, numbness, tingling, or even weakness... You should see a physician if the weakness or pain are significant.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How long can cubita pinched nerve last?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Sterling
31 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 42 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 43-year-old member asked:

How long does the effects of a pinched nerve last?

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Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 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.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How long could a pinched nerve last for?

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Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 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.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Proadjuster for pinched nerve how long ?

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Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
No scientific proof: I have not see any controlled trial for pro adjuster. Its an adjunct to therapy with newer technology with anecdotal results.
Wilmerding, PA
A 58-year-old female asked:

What will happen if I have a pinched nerve?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
GENERIC: Nerve compression almost invariably leads to the following symptoms: numbness, and pain, associated with weakness and muscle atrophy if a motoric nerve, and pain can often be rather debilitating. Although the intensity and extent of the symptoms can vary from person to person, most of the above can occur. Treatment varies depending on each situation.

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