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What is the best solution for recovering from a pinched nerve (lower back)?
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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Time
This usually results from degenerative changes in the lumbar spine causing irritation to the nerve root.
Often this pain will resolve spontaneously in 2-3 weeks, but may require further treatment including medication, physical therapy, injections, and/or activity modification. Your physician can help direct appropriate treatment.

In brief: Time
This usually results from degenerative changes in the lumbar spine causing irritation to the nerve root.
Often this pain will resolve spontaneously in 2-3 weeks, but may require further treatment including medication, physical therapy, injections, and/or activity modification. Your physician can help direct appropriate treatment.
Dr. Craig Morton
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Dr. Kevin Teal
Neurosurgery
In brief: Non impact exercise
The nerve pain should improve in 6 weeks with change in activity, physical therapy and spinal injections if symptoms linger after that 6 week period.
Avoid lifting more than 10-20 lbs, bending or twisting, jarring or jumping activities. For symptoms associated with pain or weakness beyond 6 weeks, get lumbar MRI and see neurosurgeon/ortho spine surgeon. See someone sooner for bowel/bladder problem.

In brief: Non impact exercise
The nerve pain should improve in 6 weeks with change in activity, physical therapy and spinal injections if symptoms linger after that 6 week period.
Avoid lifting more than 10-20 lbs, bending or twisting, jarring or jumping activities. For symptoms associated with pain or weakness beyond 6 weeks, get lumbar MRI and see neurosurgeon/ortho spine surgeon. See someone sooner for bowel/bladder problem.
Dr. Kevin Teal
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