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How long do pinched nerves take to heal?
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Chan Hwang
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: Variable
It depends on what nerve, the extent and duration of the injury, and the degree of decompression achieved.
If surgery was needed, then the presence of scar tissue can also play a role in the prognosis.

In brief: Variable
It depends on what nerve, the extent and duration of the injury, and the degree of decompression achieved.
If surgery was needed, then the presence of scar tissue can also play a role in the prognosis.
Dr. Chan Hwang
Dr. Chan Hwang
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