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Is surgery used to help treat a pinched nerve?

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In more severe cases, it may be necessary to remove material that's pressing on a nerve, such as:

�Scar tissue

�Disc material

�Pieces of bone

SOURCES:

Cedars-Sinai web site: "Pinched Nerve."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Pinched Nerve Information Page."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Elbow (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome)" and "Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)."

Cleveland Clinic: "Pinched Nerves."

Washington University web site: "Nerve Compression."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Cedars-Sinai web site: "Pinched Nerve."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Pinched Nerve Information Page."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Elbow (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome)" and "Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)."

Cleveland Clinic: "Pinched Nerves."

Washington University web site: "Nerve Compression."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 18, 2018

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