Re: pinched nerve back
First you need to have a comprehensive examination by your primary care physician and then an MRI. Then have the MRI results compared with your symptoms and an examination with an orthopedic spine surgeon and/or neurosurgeon. It's' not that surgery is needed, but NS and OSS can give you a non surgical plan of action as well. They are the experts on disc issues in the spine.
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08