Pinched nerve symptoms and treatments

Suffering from the pain and symptoms of a pinched nerve can be both mentally and physically exhausting. Daily chores and activities that were once easy and enjoyable may now be strenuous and impossible altogether.

The symptoms of a pinched nerve will often differ depending on the location and severity of the condition. However, most pinched nerve symptoms can include chronic pain, pain that travels the length of the nerve being pinched, muscle weakness, burning, tingling and more.

The term “pinched nerve” is actually a commonly used phrase to describe a compressed spinal nerve. This pressure can be caused by a bone spur, a bulging or herniated disc, spinal stenosis or another degenerative spinal condition. Once your physician determines the root cause of your pinched nerve, you can work together to find the best treatment option available for pain relief.

Conservative treatments for a pinched nerve

A variety of conservative, nonsurgical treatments have proven to be very effective for many cases of a pinched nerve. Schedule an appointment with your physician to get a professional recommendation for some of the following conservative treatments:

  • Exercise
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain medication
  • Chiropractic treatment
  • TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
  • Massage

Minimally invasive alternatives

Some patients are not able to find pain relief through conservative methods and begin considering surgical solutions. If you’re still experiencing pinched nerve symptoms after months of conservative treatment, contact Laser Spine Institute today.

We offer several types of minimally invasive spine surgery used to treat the common causes of pinched nerves, such as a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. Because we use a minimally invasive approach during our decompression and stabilization procedures, our patients experience a shorter recovery time^ and higher patient satisfaction rate than patients who choose traditional spine surgery.

Contact Laser Spine Institute today to learn more about our minimally invasive spine surgery and to ask for a review of your MRI report or CT scan.

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