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Pinched Nerve Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • Mild to moderate pinched nerves can often be treated at home.
  • Reduce activity that causes pressure on the nerve and try OTC anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin).

When you may need a provider

  • You develop muscle weakness.
  • Your pain is getting worse or is severe.

Emergency Care

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Call 911 or go to the ER if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • You are unable to hold your urine or your bowels.
  • Change in gait

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