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Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
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How long does it take for a pinched nerve to heal?

Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
Board Certified, Pain Management
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How long does it take for a pinched nerve to heal?

Depends: A pinched nerve has an etiologic factor, a reason. It could be trauma or bad posture or even muscle contraction. If the etiologic factor is controlled, healing happens over weeks, depending on your age, nutrition and even if you are under stress or not or sleeping well or not. ...Read more

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Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How long does it take for a pinched nerve to heal? I'm having pain in shoulder and down to the fingers. Also hurts on the back of my shoulder

Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
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Variable: If you go to a doctor for an injection in the trigger point possible last hour m ...Read more

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
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How long should it take for a pinched nerve to heal ?

Dr. Bahman Omrani
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How long should it take for a pinched nerve to heal ?

"Pinched nerve": Depending on the circumstances, the prognosis (outlook) is better in the teenage population. Avoiding aggravating factors and re-injury are key in the healing process. Tobacco use is associated with a poorer prognosis. It can take a few weeks to months. A positive outlook, proportionate body weight, drinking adequate amount of water and a healthy diet will not hurt. The. ...Read more

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Board Certified, Neurology
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How long should it take for a pinched nerve to heal after the pressure is off?

Dr. Gamal Boutros
Board Certified, Neurology
36 years in practice
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How long should it take for a pinched nerve to heal after the pressure is off?

May not: If compression was very long standing return of sensation to normal may not occur. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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How long does it take to heal from a pinched nerve in your foot?

Dr. Adam Lewis
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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How long does it take to heal from a pinched nerve in your foot?

Pinched nerves: Peripheral nerves can regenerate once the compression has been relieved. The rate of recovery and the degree of recovery varies by the severity and duration of the compression. Nerves can continue to heal and recover 18 months after the impingement. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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How long does a pinched nerve in leg take to heal?

Dr. Qamar Khan
Board Certified, Pain Management
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How long does a pinched nerve in leg take to heal?

Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. ...Read more

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Dr. Atif Malik
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How long does a pinched nerve on the foot take to heal?

Dr. Atif Malik
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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How long does a pinched nerve on the foot take to heal?

Depends: Did you have surgery or injection yet? ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pinched Nerve in the hip and leg, how long it takes to heal?

Dr. Qamar Khan
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Pinched Nerve in the hip and leg,  how long it takes to heal?

Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Mills
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How long can a severely pinched nerve from cervical surgery and loss of use of arm take to heal after surgery before nerve becomes permanent damage?

Dr. Barry Mills
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Long term: Nerves can be damaged very quickly and can take years to repair themselves, unfortunately, sometimes no recovery takes place from my experience , if recovery occurs there is some evidence of improvement in first 2-3 months after injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Ajainder Shergill
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I have a pinched nerve in my Trapezius. What can i do to? and how long would it take to heal? The pain spreads to my Neck, upper & lower back & arms.

Dr. Ajainder Shergill
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I have a pinched nerve in my Trapezius.
What can i do to? and how long would it take to heal?
The pain spreads to my Neck, upper & lower back & arms.

Cervical traction: You could take some ibuprofen for a few days to help with the inflammation and pain. However, that is not a good long term solution as it can cause problems such as stomach ulcers etc. Get your doctor to prescribe physical therapy, particularly cervical traction. That can help a good bit with this kind of pain. ...Read more

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