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What is a Pinched Nerve?
The spine is made up of vertebrae and discs that protect the spinal column. The spinal column is packed with critical nerves that span the body, and the nerve roots reach beyond the protecting vertebrae. When the nerve roots are injured it is considered a pinched nerve. The lower back is most afflicted with the pain of pinched nerves, but they can happen anywhere along the spine.
What Causes a Pinched Nerve?
Several scenarios can lead to a pinched nerve. It’s typically a symptom that builds over time due to lifestyle choices in diet and low activity, but it can occur from a sudden injury. Whenever the nerves are compressed it can lead to pain. Common causes of a pinched nerve include:
What Are Common Pinched Nerve Symptoms?
A pinched nerve may cause one or more symptoms to occur. It’s important to get treated for prolonged pinched nerve symptoms as they may cause lasting chronic pain. An expert at Texas Surgical Hospital will help you navigate the source of your pain. The typical symptoms include:
If you think you are experiencing the symptoms of a pinched nerve, use our pain assessment tool to start your diagnosis.
Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Pinched Nerves
Pinched nerves are a common occurrence and treating them with non-surgical options is the first step towards recovering. Non-surgical treatment options for pinched nerves include:
Surgical Treatments for Pinched Nerves
There are several surgical treatment options to look at when more conventional approaches have not worked. Swelling and fluid build-up from a pinched nerve can cause lasting damage so it’s best to seek expert advice as soon as possible. If there is severe nerve pain there are surgical treatment options including:
As with any spinal condition, it’s important to seek medical advice and treatment before the condition becomes too serious. Whether non-surgical or surgical treatment, the path to a pain-free life waiting is for you. Find the right treatment for you with our treatment finder assessment.
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