You're likely to get the most benefit if you have treatment before you've had more than 6 months of symptoms.2
Surgery is eventually done for about 1 out of 10 people. It can be a good choice for people who have nerve damage that is getting worse or pain that hasn't improved after at least 4 weeks of nonsurgical treatment.1 For more information, see Surgery.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 04, 2014
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