Damage to a nerve — or an injury that affects a group of nerves — creates pinched nerves, also called nerve impingement. When a nerve becomes stretched, compressed or constricted, the tension or pressure creates a pinched nerve. As the stress strains the nerve, the nerve delivers caution signals to your brain. In turn, these signals trigger pain, burning, a lack of sensation or a loss of strength. Then your nerve stops functioning at its full capacity.
The first step is to identify the source of your pain and discomfort. The experienced pain management doctors at New York Pain Care locate your pinched nerve or find another explanation for your pain. Then they develop a tailored care plan to address the problem and stop your pain. Early detection helps to avoid further complications, so visit one of their three offices in Manhattan or one of the five in Bergen County, Morris County and Union County, New Jersey.
Nerve impingement in one area of your body can cause pain at the site of an injury or in another part of your body altogether, which is why it’s even more important to visit a specialist to pinpoint the problem. Your discomfort often it starts at a joint, but can spread to a nearby area to create radiating pain or to a distant part of the body to create referred pain.
Because where you feel the pain may not be where the source actually is, you need to get to a pain management doctor for a definitive diagnosis. Impinged nerve treatment can’t begin until the doctor locates the source. The most common sites of a pinched nerve include:
Nerve impingement becomes more pervasive as you age. Various lifestyle and genetic factors make you more susceptible to developing pinched nerves, too, including your gender and the type of work you do. These influences include:
Dr. Amr Hosny at New York Pain Care discusses the risk factors that apply to you and how to minimize pinched nerves in the future. Trust Dr. Hosny to find your pinched nerve, even if your symptoms appear elsewhere. He knows how to treat a nerve impingement.
The talented team of pain specialists offer several treatment options. The location of the impingement and the severity of your pain dictate the type of treatment you receive, which is why you need a firm diagnosis before beginning treatment for a pinched nerve. Nerve impingement treatment in the hand, wrist, or elbows may involve:
Treatments for pinched nerves in the cervical spine may include:
A pinched nerve in the back treatment includes:
Many of these treatment modalities may be interchangeable. They treat disorders in more than one part of the body. Your pain management doctors are receptive to your input and always prefer to offer the least invasive treatments first.
The accomplished physicians at New Your Pain Care are advocates for non-surgical procedures. But if you’ve tried other treatment remedies to no avail, they may recommend surgery. Minimally invasive surgical interventions include:
Dr. Hosny, the leading physician at New York Pain Care, finishes a diagnostic evaluation to determine what path of treatment is best for you. Contact your pain management doctors today.
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