Pinched Nerve | Spinal Cord
When you have young children, it can be heartbreaking to miss out on play time because of a pinched nerve or a spinal cord impingement. 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, but chances are, you’ll be able to play with your kids through the proper use of conservative treatment methods, such as pain medication, exercise, stretching, physical therapy, behavior modification or others.
What causes a pinched nerve or impinged spinal cord?
Degenerative spine conditions are a natural part of aging. The spinal anatomy is exposed to daily wear and tear, and is responsible for supporting much of the body’s weight. These and other factors 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 pain and other symptoms typically associated with a pinched nerve.
Treating a pinched nerve or impinged spinal cord
More often than not, the symptoms of a pinched nerve respond well to conservative treatment such as pain medication, physical therapy, exercise, behavior modification or stretching. However, if debilitating symptoms still prevent you from enjoying play time with the kids after several weeks of conservative therapy, contact Laser Spine Institute. Our orthopedic specialists may be able to help you find relief through the use of one of our minimally invasive, outpatient procedures that are performed using advanced technology.