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Posted by: stan's wife | 2007/07/27

pinched nerves-what to do?

Hello. My husband Stan posted a query some time ago about the numbness and pain I get in my neck/shoulder/arms and it was suggested that I could have a pinched nerve due to spine deterioration or a bone spur. I had ordinary x-rays which showed a little arthritis in the spine which may or may not have been the cause. I had some physio which helped temporarily. The condition has worsened. More than 50% of the time I have a pinched nerve type pain in my neck and/or shoulder/s and/or arm/s and or buttock/s and/or leg/s. I try to keep moving and stretching but it seldom helps. The GP just prescribes pain meds and physio, which as I said before, has only temporary effect and recently once made it worse. I probably have 25 years of life left and would prefer not to be in pain. Is there any permanent treatment for this condition?

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Dear Stan's wife

Thank you for visiting health24.com.

I recommend that you consult a Neuro Surgeon, to have a MRI study of your spine done, in order for him/her to make the correct diagnosis.

Kind regards



Dr Anrich Burger

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