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How long will my pinched nerve last?

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin Dr. Lin
2 doctors agreed:
How long will my pinched nerve last?

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. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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How long can cubita pinched nerve last?

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. ...Read more

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How long could a pinched nerve last for?

How long could a pinched nerve last for?

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. ...Read more

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How long does a pinched nerve usually last?

How long does a pinched nerve usually last?

12-16 weeks: Your symptoms should resolve within the first 3-4 months. Physical therapy, rest, and injections can help. If the pain is unbearable, if you have weakness, then you may need to seek treatment sooner. You have excellent neurosurgeons in your town. Dr. Wade ceola and dr. Chad morgan are spine fellowship trained neurosurgeons in springfield who can help you. ...Read more

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How long does the effects of a pinched nerve last?

How long does the effects of a pinched nerve last?

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. ...Read more

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How long does pinched nerve numbness finger scissors last?

How long does pinched nerve numbness finger scissors last?

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. ...Read more

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How long do pinched nerves take to heal?

How long do pinched nerves take to heal?

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. ...Read more

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How long to recover from pinched nerves?

How long to recover from pinched nerves?

75% are better : Between 2 -12 weeks with only 10% needing surgery when due to a disc herniation. Treatment includes guided exercise, activity modification, medication for symptom relief and possibly epidural steroid injections. ...Read more