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Healing A Pinched Nerve
Pinched nerve: It is certainly possible for a pinched nerve to "heal." in many cases, pinched nerves are caused by herniated discs, and these can heal/resolve with time - once the herniated disc has resolved, the nerve is no longer pinched.
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
"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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Cubital tunnel: Avoid sleeping with the arms bent at night. Your last thought before falling asleep should be keeping with your arms down by your side. Use a headset or a blue tooth device when talking on the phone. Avoid resting the elbow on a hard surface and drive with your left hand at 7 o'clock on the steering wheel instead of 10 or 12 o'clock.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Did you have surgery or injection yet?
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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
Variable: If you go to a doctor for an injection in the trigger point possible last hour mSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a pinched nerve sometimes have diffuse pain and other times be localized, feel like a bruise under skin? Has been 3 mths? How long to heal?
Varies: It varies somewhat, but in general a pinched nerve cause pain at the site it is pinched to a variable degree and then pain along the specific distribution of the nerve. For example, pinching the L 5 nerve root on the right causes pain that runs down the back of the thigh, outside of leg, and the top of foot.
Why does my leg still feel a ripping sensation and severe pain/numbness after 9 mos of waiting for a supposed pinched nerve to heal? Standings awful!
Radiculopathy: See your doctor....Doesn't sound like your nerve "healed." you may need updated testing and possibly more definitive treatment.
I've got a discomfort/pain in my left knee. It feels like a pinched nerve or as if it's going over the kneecap. Only hurts when the knee is bent, it's fine when straightened. Will it heal itself?
Patellofemoral pain: Your description is not quite detailed enough to be able to give you precise answers. Pain on the front of the knee is often derived from the patellofemoral (kneecap) joint. The bursa on the front of the knee can be inflamed as well. At times, nerve irritation from the low back can create pain on the front of the knee. If the pain is not resolving within 1-2 weeks, then it I would see a physician.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Change with time: Does occur. Whether for better or worse depends on the cause of the pinching, if your behavior had anything to do with the pinching, for example, leaning down and picking something heavy off the ground, and you keep doing that, you won't get better. But if pinched nerve not due to something you did. Changes occur over time & sometimes symptoms worsen, sometimes improve.See 1 more doctor answer
Usually no surgery: Most just get better with time. So anyone can claim a 90% success rate with their care as this is the natural history but lifestyle changes including exercise, smoking cessation and weight control are important especially in minimizing recurrences. Sometimes, physical therapy, activity modifications, medication and epidural steroid injections can be of benefit.See 1 more doctor answer
I get numb spots on the middle of my back that I think are pinched nerves from my pregnancy its been eight months will they ever heal?
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