Pinched Nerve Remedies
Pinched nerve remedies and alternative treatments are often sought by patients who experience the numbness, tingling and pain associated with this condition. Symptoms can be found anywhere in the body, depending on where the impinged nerve is located. Pinched nerves in the neck may cause symptoms in the neck, shoulders, arms and hands while those affecting the lower back can cause discomfort from the hips to the feet. A pinched nerve in the middle back typically causes pain in the torso, including the ribs. Conservative treatment, typically the first form of treatment a physician will recommend, usually includes bed rest and over-the-counter pain medication, though these treatments may not work for everyone.
While every patient responds to treatment differently, the following pinched nerve remedies are popular options to consider:
- Acupuncture – This treatment is performed by inserting needles into specific points, or meridians, on the body. Acupuncture is said to unblock the body’s flow of energy and promote healing.
- Pilates – Pilates is a type of exercise that strengthens the core muscles in the back and abdominals. Stronger back muscles can provide better support to vertebrae, keeping them in place and away from spinal nerves.
- Massage therapy – Relieving tension in the muscles of the neck and back can help to lessen the pressure that is placed on an impinged nerve.
Outpatient procedures at Laser Spine Institute
If these pinched nerve remedies are providing you with little relief, you may want to consider one of the minimally invasive procedures performed by the surgeons at Laser Spine Institute. Our outpatient procedures are an effective alternative to traditional open spine surgery and have relieved symptoms associated with spinal conditions for tens of thousands of patients. Contact Laser Spine Institute to schedule a review of your MRI or CT scan.