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A 41-year-old member asked:

Do pinched nerves heal ?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
Yes: However, it can be a slow process.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 30 years experience
Change with time: Does occur. Whether for better or worse depends on the cause of the pinching, if your behavior had anything to do with the pinching, for example, leaning down and picking something heavy off the ground, and you keep doing that, you won't get better. But if pinched nerve not due to something you did.. Changes occur over time & sometimes symptoms worsen, sometimes improve.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How long do pinched nerves take to heal?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Usually no surgery: Most just get better with time. So anyone can claim a 90% success rate with their care as this is the natural history but lifestyle changes including exercise, smoking cessation and weight control are important especially in minimizing recurrences. Sometimes , physical therapy, activity modifications, medication and epidural steroid injections can be of benefit.

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