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I have a pinched nerve in my neck. The medicean and nerve blocks aren't cutting it any more. Is their a surgical option that would be a perminet fix?

I have a pinched nerve in my neck. The medicean and nerve blocks aren't cutting it any more. Is their a surgical option that would be a perminet fix?

Yes: If your pinched nerve has been diagnosed as coming from a cervical level of disc injury, surgical options exist. Long term restrictions for neck surgery may be recommended such as 15 pounds restrictions, no vacuuming. Given your young age, this may interact with your family plans. You need to be a non-smoker for best surgical outcomes. Good luck. ...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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If I have a pinched nerve in my neck, what are some ideas on accelerating the healing?

If I have a pinched nerve in my neck, what are some ideas on accelerating the healing?

Check with doctor: Medications (oral steroids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories), physical therapy, interventional pain management (injections), if these options do not give enough relief, surgical decompression. ...Read more

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My doctor thinks I have a pinched nerve in my neck and wants to do an emg test? What does emg stand for, and how will this test help my doctor

My doctor thinks I have a pinched nerve in my neck and wants to do an emg test? What does emg stand for, and how will this test help my doctor

Nerve & muscle test: Electromyography (EMG) is typically performed along with nerve conduction studies. When performed by a skilled physician (who also does a history & physical exam), these tests can identify nerve & muscle conditions at any point in the 'circuit' from part of the spinal cord, nerve root (exiting your spinal column), through the plexus, peripheral nerve, neuromuscular junction, and muscle. ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve in my neck, the pain radiates down my arm to my fingers , what can help my problem?

Time, medication...: Time is the biggest factor as most disc problems resolve. Activity modification, traction, wearing a soft cervical collar backwards, exercise/physical therapy, medication & epidural steroid injections are options. Regular exercise and smoking cessation play a role in maintaining a healthy spine. In 10% of disc herniations, surgery indicated with 90% success rate in a non smoker. ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve in my neck and shoulder pain , should I have a MRI or just a neck xray. Am worried that i might have a slipped disc in my neck.?

I have a pinched nerve in my neck and shoulder pain , should I have a MRI or just a neck xray. Am worried that i might have a slipped disc in my neck.?

M R I: For the diagnosis of the disc in the neck is very good test. The x-ray also needed on the neck before the mri, i think i will do the x-ray then the m r i ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve in my neck, makes left arm numb and have been recommended for surgical fusion c4-5 I'm very nauseated related?

Comments: Nerve pain can be very upsetting and medications to treat your symptoms can certainly cause nausea. Suspect that once this is fully addressed, most if not all, of your issues should resolve. ...Read more

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