What is a Pinched Nerve?
A pinched nerve is a condition that occurs when surrounding tissue or structures compress the nerve and reduces its ability to function properly. The most common places in the spine that a pinched nerve occurs are in the neck or lower back. If the lower lumbar nerves become compressed or pinched, this condition is commonly referred to as sciatica. More information on sciatica can be found here.
How Do I Know if I have a Pinched Nerve?
What is the Right Treatment for Me?
Symptoms of a pinched nerve are usually felt in the extremities, either the arms or legs, depending on where the pinched nerve occurred. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, pain that radiates along the nerve path, and a sensation of pins and needles. The longer the nerve remains compressed the more chance there is that permanent damaged may occur. Because of this it is important to seek treatment as soon as the condition is diagnosed.
Do you have any of these symptoms and think you may be suffering from a pinched nerve? We have a quick and easy tool to help gather some information from you to help us determine what your problem is and get you on the road to recovery.
Pinched nerve treatment consists of treating the underlying condition responsible for the nerve compression. With that being said most common treatments would consist of rest, activity modification, anti inflammatory medication, and possibly physical therapy. Only once conservative treatments have been exhausted should surgery be considered.
OLSS provides a wide range of treatment options and because our doctors are the most experienced and best trained in treating a pinched nerve we are able to perform many advanced treatments other practices are unable to offer.
The real question is “what treatment is best to treat your pinched nerve?”. Use our Treatment Match tool to quickly get started in finding the right treatment for you.