I have not heard back from you so I will give you an answer, but use reply to let me know further information and questions.
I am a double board certified US doctor by the way.
Let me list my thoughts here.
1. A pinched nerve can not be assumed. An MRI of the neck is needed to show what is going on.
2. Type of doctor. You should be seeing a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor for this, a type of MD.
3. Prednisone will reduce inflammation and do absolutely nothing else for a pinched nerve, which needs the correct physical therapy. The PM&R doctor I just mentioned is the one to set up that program, which might involve traction and other maneuvers. Over 80% of these situations, maybe 90 can be resolved without surgery.
Maybe even higher.
OK, those are my comments for now.
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