Pinched nerve remedies
Remedies and alternative treatments are often sought by patients who experience the pain, numbness, tingling and weakness associated with a pinched nerve. Symptoms can be found anywhere in the body, depending on where the compressed nerve is located. Pinched nerves in the cervical spine 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 thoracic spine (middle back) typically causes pain in the torso, including the ribs. Conservative treatment, typically the first form of treatment a doctor will recommend, usually includes over-the-counter pain medication, physical therapy and chiropractic care, although these treatments may not work for everyone. To learn about the alternatives available for treatment, read the information provided in the following article.
Popular pinched nerve alternatives
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 of the body. Acupuncture is said to unblock the body’s flow of energy (chi) 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 a pinched nerve.
Outpatient pinched nerve procedures at Laser Spine Institute
If these pinched nerve remedies are providing you with little to no relief after several weeks or months, you may want to consider one of the minimally invasive procedures performed by the board-certified+ surgeons at Laser Spine Institute. Our outpatient procedures are a safer and effective alternative to traditional open spine surgery^ and have relieved symptoms associated with spinal conditions for thousands of patients each year. Contact Laser Spine Institute to learn more about our surgical options.
As the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, Laser Spine Institute has earned a patient satisfaction score of 98 and a patient recommendation score of 98 out of 100.^ To relieve a pinched nerve, our team uses a small incision that does not unnecessarily disrupt the muscles or ligaments surrounding the spine to remove part or all of the material that is causing compression. To find out if you are a potential candidate for our minimally invasive procedures, reach out to us today and ask for a free MRI review.*