Pinched nerves in the neck or back may cause pain, numbness, and stiff ness in the limbs, hands, and feet. Luckily there are effective treatments to help reduce the symptoms and return full mobility and strength.
Symptoms of a pinched nerve include a sensation of numbness or a decrease in sensation in the area affected by the pinched nerve. Alternatively, there may be a sharp, aching or burning pain. The pain may shoot or radiate through the area. Tingling, and pins-and-needles sensations may accompany the pain or numbness, making the limb feel as if it’s “fallen asleep.” Muscle weakness is also common in the affected area.
Pinched nerves are caused by compression of the nerve, which may be caused by a herniated disc, arthritis, or a misaligned vertebrae. Stress from repetitive motion, obesity, arthritis, bone spurs, thyroid disease, and injury may all contribute to a pinched nerve. Your doctor will work with you to discover the location and probable cause of your pinched nerve, and to decide upon the best course of action for treatment.
Treatments depend upon the location and severity of the impingement on the nerve. You may need to cease certain activities for a time, engage in physical therapy, or seek other types of treatment. Often, selective nerve blocks or epidurals are effective in treating a pinched nerve, in order to reduce pain and to allow the patient to return to normal activities without further aggravating the injury.
Non-Surgical Spine Center was established with the mission of providing patients and clinicians a non-surgical alternative in the treatment of spine and musculoskeletal pain. Utilizing the most current and innovative diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, our group offers patients a multitude of options for improving daily function and quality of life while significantly decreasing levels of pain. If you are experiencing hip pain, feel free to contact our office at 843-856-9669 or at our contact page.
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