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Suggest Treatment For A Pinched Nerve In The Neck

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Posted on Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Question: Dr I have out following rotator cuff surgery that I have a pinched nerve in my neck.

Can you advise of treatments--pain expected from treatments for pinched nerve in neck

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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Medicines and physiotherapy can help.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
For pinched nerve in the neck the treatment depends on the severity of the problem. Initial Treatment options include Pain Killers and Physiotherapy.
-Wear a cervical collar. This will at least give rest to your strained muscles.
-Avoid bending your neck at abnormal position for long time, like on computer.
-Do warm water fomentation with help of water bag over your neck.
-Take a good analgesic like combination of tramadol with paracetamol.
-Test for levels of vitamin B12, If low do take Vitamin B12 supplements.
-Take help of a physiothearpist .He will be able to give your relief by intermittent traction, ultrasonic therapy etc.

If this is not successful, then, surgical decompression of the disc will be required.

You must consult your physician/neurosurgeon and get yourself evaluated.

I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

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Suggest Treatment For A Pinched Nerve In The Neck

Brief Answer: Medicines and physiotherapy can help. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. For pinched nerve in the neck the treatment depends on the severity of the problem. Initial Treatment options include Pain Killers and Physiotherapy. -Wear a cervical collar. This will at least give rest to your strained muscles. -Avoid bending your neck at abnormal position for long time, like on computer. -Do warm water fomentation with help of water bag over your neck. -Take a good analgesic like combination of tramadol with paracetamol. -Test for levels of vitamin B12, If low do take Vitamin B12 supplements. -Take help of a physiothearpist .He will be able to give your relief by intermittent traction, ultrasonic therapy etc. If this is not successful, then, surgical decompression of the disc will be required. You must consult your physician/neurosurgeon and get yourself evaluated. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal