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What would the treatment be for a pinched nerve in the neck, causing worsening arm weakness, and pain on both sides of the back of the elbow?

What would the treatment be for a pinched nerve in the neck, causing worsening arm weakness, and pain on both sides of the back of the elbow?

Find cause: The cause of this pinching needs to be investigated by MRI. IF indeed there is true weakness or partial paralysis then you may surgery. ...Read more

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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What is the treatment for a possible pinched nerve in neck?

What is the treatment for a possible pinched nerve in neck?

A range of options.: A pinched nerve is first treated with rest, physical therapy, and medications. Those that do not get better over time may need an evaluation by a pain specialist for blocks (injections) to the cervical spine to help control the pain. Only in a few cases is surgery needed. There are various surgical procedures available for a pinched nerve depending on the findings on an mri. ...Read more

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Pins n needles daily in arms/legs, some face. Phsy. Therapy found no pinch nerve in neck. No pain. Just stiff back sometimes. Tension like headaches?

Pins n needles daily in arms/legs, some face. Phsy. Therapy found no pinch nerve in neck. No pain. Just stiff back sometimes. Tension like headaches?

Possible neuropathy: It is possible that you have some nerve inflammation called peripheral neuropathy--sometimes caused by illnesses such as diabetes, trauma (burns/crush injury) vitamin deificiency, HIV disease, and at times no known causes found. It seems that this is really bothering you and affecting your life, i would consult doc for a thorough evaluation and possible treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What type of doctor do I see for a compressed nerve in my neck? What is the usually treatment for that? Please help

What type of doctor do I see for a compressed nerve in my neck? What is the usually treatment for that? Please help

Primary First: You may need to see a neurosurgeon if the pain progresses or there are any signs of something more serious going on. Usual treatments include non-operative measures, physical therapy, exercises, chiropractic. If the pain progresses may need therapeutic maneuver, e., g. Injections or even surgery. ...Read more

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Esi booked, cause of pain not known, MRI showed no compressed nerve so is esi the right treatment? Serious risks how likely, CSF leak, paralyses etc. Pain/burning spreads from face/teeth/neck/shoulder

Esi booked, cause of pain not known, MRI showed no compressed nerve so is esi the right treatment? Serious risks how likely, CSF leak, paralyses etc. Pain/burning spreads from face/teeth/neck/shoulder

Face pain: Face pain that spreads to the neck and shoulder is generally not spine related. Other causes can be from the jaw, mouth or brain. An epidural steroid injection will not relieve face or teeth pain. See a neurosurgeon for evaluation of the face pain. ...Read more

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Is there a natural cure for a pinched nerve in the neck?

I guess not: I am not quite certain what you refer to natural cure. If it is some sort of manipulation, then i doubt, since all the manipulations can only be as deep as muscles and the problem is deeper in the nerves. There may be some non-surgical options of treatment, but that's a different story. Acupuncture may help relieve some symptoms, but won't cure it completely. ...Read more

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Can there be an easy and natural cure for a pinched nerve in the neck?

Can there be an easy and natural cure for a pinched nerve in the neck?

Rest and NSAIDS: Often rest, otc medications and massage can help treat the symptoms of a stiff neck. My patient's have also had good result with acupuncture. Only if symptoms get worse, or you lose muscle or feeling should you go to a surgeon. ...Read more

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What are doctors' recommendations to cure a squeezing pain in neck, like a pinched nerve?

What are doctors' recommendations to cure a squeezing pain in neck, like a pinched nerve?

Neck pain: Often times, conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching) and anti-inflammatory medications will work. It would also be reasonable to try massage, ice or heat, or over the counter creams such as aspercreme or capsaicin creme. See a physician if your symptoms do not improve. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of choice for a pinched nerve or disc problems in the neck?

Evaluation : Proper evaluation is needed by a physician who deals with these problems. An MRI is indicated to insure that the syptoms are not masking more serious problems. The other medical choices can then be discussed and decided. ...Read more

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