A “pinched nerve” is the result of damage or injury to a nerve or set of nerves. This can be due to stretching, compression and/or constriction by surrounding tissues, such as bones, discs, cartilage, muscles and/or tendons. This pressure disrupts the nerve’s normal function.
A herniated disc in your low back can put pressure on a nerve root, causing pain that radiates down the back of your leg. A pinched nerve in your neck, can lead to numbness and pain into your arm, hand and fingers. Most patients respond well to conservative care, while severe cases may require surgery.
Common signs and symptoms of a pinched nerve:
- Numbness or a decrease in sensation
- Pins and needles or a tingling feeling
- Aching, sharp or burning pain
- Muscle weakness in the affected area
- Frequent feeling that a foot or hand has “fallen asleep”
- Radiating pain
Non-Surgical Solutions for a Pinched Nerve
The information we gain from your consultation and exam helps us determine if you are a candidate for care in our office. You can expect to have improved movement, decreased pain, better sensation and increased muscle strength. Rather than simply treating the symptoms, our experts provide a long-term strategy to not only get the relief that you seek right away, but also prevent future spinal decay.
If you have had radiographs or MRIs taken before, please bring them with you to your appointment for our doctors to review. We see many patients that have failed other treatments such as prescription medications, physical therapy, and even surgery.
Don’t lose hope! We treat many patients successfully with our state-of-the-art spinal decompression technology.
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