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Suggest treatment for pinched nerve in neck

I have a diagnosed inched nerve in my neck that affects my left thumb and wrist. Neurosurgeon has been suggested because there are buldging and protruding disks between c-4 and c-7 that are compressing my spinal cord. I really do not want radical surgery I just want the nerve released. What do you recommend?
Fri, 13 May 2016
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Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns.
First of all, don't worry much,of course there is an alternative for it.
Your condition is called as cervical radiculopathy. I would recommend you to go for skilled physical therapy.
An individual treatment plan based on the findings of your initial evaluation will be made which should include pain management,manual therapy(traction,nerve mobilization),posture education,ROM exercises,strengthening ex.,functional training and also home exercises and precautions should be taught.
Be regular with the treatment and home exercises.
Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions.

Wishing you good health.
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