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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.

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Dr. Ajainder Shergill
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ajainder Shergill
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Depends

It is a little unusual to have a "pinched nerve in my trapezius" as you put it.
Pinched nerves in the neck are fairly common, or muscular injuries to the trapezius also. I would encourage you to be seen if it does not get better soon.

In brief: Depends

It is a little unusual to have a "pinched nerve in my trapezius" as you put it.
Pinched nerves in the neck are fairly common, or muscular injuries to the trapezius also. I would encourage you to be seen if it does not get better soon.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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