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Nerve Pain Symptoms

Nerve Pain Symptoms

Nerve pain symptoms in the neck or back are caused by damage to or compression of spinal nerves. While factors like disease, infection, tumors, or congenital defects can cause nerve pain, it is more common for anatomical abnormalities caused by the natural aging process to cause neuralgia. These degenerative conditions can take the form of bulging discs, herniated discs, bone spurs, and spondylolisthesis, among others.

The stages of nerve pain

Nerve pain symptoms vary depending on how long the nerve remains compressed:

  • Mild – many degenerative spine conditions either remain completely asymptomatic, or else they intermittently present symptoms of mild nerve compression, such as a warm electric or burning sensation that travels from the neck or back and through the extremities.
  • Moderate – in some cases, a nerve can remain compressed long enough to sustain damage. This can result in tingling or a pins-and-needles sensation because the nerve’s ability to send signals to the brain is impaired.
  • Severe – prolonged nerve compression can result in numbness, loss of feeling, paralysis, or muscle atrophy due to a sustained absence of motor and sensory signals from the distressed nerve.

Finding effective treatment for nerve pain

The majority of individuals who suffer from mild or moderate nerve pain symptoms will likely be able to find relief with conservative treatments like hot and cold compresses, behavior modification, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and periods of rest. If your nerve pain does not subside after weeks or months of these methods and your condition threatens to become severe, consider contacting Laser Spine Institute. We specialize in a variety of minimally invasive, outpatient procedures that have helped tens of thousands of people find relief from neck and back pain. As the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, we offer state-of-the-art techniques in a comfortable, inviting environment. Contact us today for a review of your MRI or CT scan.

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