Pinched Nerve Relief
When a nerve is pinched or compressed between tissues such as bone, ligaments or tendons, nerves may become inflamed and irritated, causing pain. Pinched nerves also occur when the discs between vertebrae weaken or tear and the bone puts pressure on the spinal nerves. The result may be pain, tingling, burning sensation or reduced function in the arms, hands, or lower back, depending on the location of the pinched nerve.
Treatment can include non-surgical methods such as prescribed rest and medications, steroid injections, and/or splinting. If, after a trial of these methods, the symptoms are not relieved, your doctor may recommend surgery to relieve pressure on the affected nerves.
If surgery is required, your orthopedic surgeon will recommend the best surgical methods to gain access to the affected area and remove possible scar tissue, disc material or bone fragments.