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Doctor insights on: How Long Should It Take For A Pinched Nerve To Heal After The Pressure Is Off

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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 to relieve and take pressure a pinch nerve upper back and lower back at home?

How to relieve and take pressure a pinch nerve upper back and lower back at home?

Several options: It may respond to over the counter pain relievers (follow the package instructions and make sure you do not have a condition or take other things that might make them unsafe). Heat and cold may help. You can find back exercises on line, but you may benefit from a few sessions with a physical therapist, who can show you good technique in a home program. Regular aerobic exercise is very good too. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck give pressure to the front of the head and eye?

Can a pinched nerve in the neck give pressure to the front of the head and eye?

Nerve face pain: In a round about way the answer is yes. If nerve compression in the cervical region causes spasm of the the muscles in the neck and upper back, there can be reduced blood flow regionally which can cause pain/pressure and 'traction' headaches. ...Read more

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Slight headache left side all day. Later in eve felt a spasm/slight pressure in left jaw and cheek bone that comes & goes no pain. Pinch nerve serious?

Slight headache left side all day. Later in eve felt a spasm/slight pressure in left jaw and cheek bone that comes & goes no pain. Pinch nerve serious?

TMJ: Does not sound like a pinched nerve. Could be TMJ or related to clenched as one does when stressed or bite has changed .This is when bite is off such as a new filling or crown. See the doc if persist and pay attention to the left jaw where it meets the head such as in front of the left ear. ...Read more

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I suspect I have pulled muscles or pinched nerves in neck/upper back, causes headaches. Going to doc, but can a special pillow help ease pressure?

Possible: A specialized pillow for neck stability may ease the discomfort but you should have imaging of your head and neck as well as treatment such as physical therapy, massage, acupuncture and if particularly bad, steroid injections or nerve blocks may be helpful. But first an evaluation should be done. ...Read more

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How long should it take for a pinched nerve to heal ?

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