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I have been told I have a pinched nerve in my back or neck. Will I need surgery?
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unlikely as 90% are
Treated nonoperatively.

In brief: Unlikely as 90% are
Treated nonoperatively.
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine
In brief: No.
Odds are no ! surgery should always be a last option.
There are many reasons for nerve pain radiating into an arm or leg. Most "pinched nerves" can be treated conservatively with physical therapy, medication, or injection.

In brief: No.
Odds are no ! surgery should always be a last option.
There are many reasons for nerve pain radiating into an arm or leg. Most "pinched nerves" can be treated conservatively with physical therapy, medication, or injection.
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones
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