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How to cure pinched nerve?

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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. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Various ways.

Usuly will resolve on their own.
I would recommend physical therapy along with anti-inflammatory medications. In the event this is a mechanical problem, then surgery may be warranted.

In brief: Various ways.

Usuly will resolve on their own.
I would recommend physical therapy along with anti-inflammatory medications. In the event this is a mechanical problem, then surgery may be warranted.
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
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