Pinched nerve | spinal cord

When you have young children, it can be heartbreaking to miss out on playtime because of a pinched nerve or spinal cord compression. However, don’t let symptoms such as pain, tingling, numbness or muscle weakness discourage you from interacting with your children. Speak with your physician about your limitations.

Depending on the severity of your pinched nerve, you’ll be able to play with your kids through the proper use of conservative treatment methods, such as pain medication, low-impact exercise, stretching, physical therapy and chiropractic care. To learn more about the causes of a pinched nerve and the treatments available to recapture your quality of life from this condition, read the following article.

What causes a pinched nerve?

Degenerative spine conditions are a natural part of aging. The spinal anatomy is exposed to daily wear and is responsible for supporting much of the body’s weight. This can lead to herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerating joints and other anatomical abnormalities. In a healthy spine, nerve roots and the spinal cord are protected by the vertebrae and other components of the spinal anatomy. When those protective components are damaged or worn out and come into contact with the nerve roots or the spinal cord, it can produce the symptoms typically associated with a pinched nerve.

Treating a pinched nerve

If debilitating symptoms still prevent you from enjoying playtime with the kids after several weeks or months of conservative therapy, contact Laser Spine Institute. Our spine care specialists may be able to help you find relief through the use of one of the minimally invasive procedures performed at our state-of-the-art surgery centers.

Through the use of a small incision that is muscle sparing, our highly skilled surgeons are able to remove the damaged disc in order to provide you with lasting relief from your nerve compression. To find out if you are a potential candidate for our procedures, reach out to our dedicated team today and ask for a free MRI review.*

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