Pinched Nerve Surgery at SPINE/RX
What Is a Pinched Nerve?
A pinched nerve in the spine is a nerve that is compressed by a bone or disc as it exits the spine and travels into an arm or leg. When a nerve is pinched, it cannot carry accurate signals between your spinal cord and extremities. This can result in severe pain, numbness, and tingling in the arm or leg where the nerve travels. When a spinal nerve is under severe pressure, or if it is pinched for a long period of time, muscle weakness can occur. This weakness can become permanent if the pressure on the nerve is not relieved.
How Is a Pinched Nerve Treated?
A pinched nerve is most typically treated with either one or a combination of the following: rest, medication, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, injections or surgery.
When Is Surgery Recommended for a Pinched Nerve?
Surgery may be recommended for a pinched nerve if the symptoms do not improve through initial treatment methods, or if you’re experiencing any of the following serious symptoms: persistent pain or weakness. Surgery may also be recommended if diagnostic tests detect damage to the spinal cord or nerve roots, or if spine surgeons anticipate any significant risk of future deterioration.
Living with a pinched nerve can be painful, and may cause you to miss out on the activities you love. If medication or therapy fail to relieve pinched nerve symptoms, spine surgery may provide the relief you need to live the life you desire.
A MODERN SPINE SURGERY EXPERIENCE
If spine surgery for a pinched nerve makes you nervous, you’re not alone. That’s why SPINE/RX provides minimally-invasive procedures, offering less pain, shorter recovery times and limited scarring. See the difference at SPINE/RX.
Often, surgery for a pinched nerve does not require an overnight hospital stay, depending on the severity of your unique condition. Many of our minimally-invasive procedures are same-day, outpatient surgeries.
SPINE/RX understands that being free from pinched nerve pain means getting your life back on track. That’s why we offer advanced surgical techniques to provide a clear path to lasting pain relief. See the difference at SPINE/RX.
Stop living with pain today.
Take a step toward finally relieving your pinched nerve pain. Contact SPINE/RX for your free MRI review or initial consultation today!