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Doctor insights on: I Have Been Told I Have A Pinched Nerve In My Back Or Neck Will I Need Surgery

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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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After pinched nerve neck surgery, will symptoms remain for a while?

After pinched nerve neck surgery, will symptoms remain for a while?

Possibly: Lots of inflammation happen after surgical repair and that can cause symptoms to persist for a period of time. Check with your surgeon though to have a timeline of when improvement should occur ...Read more

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Pain management ctr surgery been 5months stiil get pains plus have pinch nerve in my neck what can I do for pain?

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Pain management ctr surgery been 5months stiil get pains plus have pinch nerve in my neck what can I do for pain?

Neck pain: The neck pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... Since your pain persists after the surgery, i recommend you seeking help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation from a pain management physician. ...Read more

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Pain management: ctr surgery been 5months, still get pains plus have pinch nerve in my neck. What can I do 4pain?

Pain management: ctr surgery been 5months, still get pains plus have pinch nerve in my neck. What can I do 4pain?

Cervical spine: The top spine surgeons will not make recommendations for treatment solely based on an mri. A thorough review of your symptoms as well a neurologic exam and possibly imaging should direct your care. Speak to your doctor to make sure that the pressure on the nerve has been removed. While pain mgmt has an important role, generally it does not treat structural issues in the spine. Excellent question! ...Read more

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2 severely pinched nerves in neck from degeneration. Finally had cervical surgery. Still loss of use in arm. What is the prognosis for nerve recovery?

Depends: Recovery in surgery varies from individual to individual. In general nerves repair themselves, if they can 0.5 mm per day. Practically, one year after surgery, you will be at maximum recovery post-surgery. ...Read more

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Will a microscopic discectomy remove the pinched nerve in my back. And is there a microscopic discectomy for neck with out fusion or bone grap.

Will a microscopic discectomy remove the pinched nerve in my back.  And is there a microscopic discectomy for neck with out fusion or bone grap.

Sort of: Microdiscectomy doesn't remove the nerve, it removes a piece of herniated intervertebral disc that is pinching the nerve.Nerve function then returns to normal. Microdiscetomy is frequently done without either fusion or bone grafting. ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve in my upper back neck and shoulder right side what should I do?

I have a pinched nerve in my upper back neck and shoulder right side what should I do?

You need evaluation: You can try heat or ice. If it hurts to move your shoulder it could be a problem there. If it's bad enough, see your pcp or a spine physiatrist. There are a number of treatments short of surgery, such as physical therapy, chiropractic manipulations, and injections. If these fail, surgery may be indicated in which case seek the care of a fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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