A pinched nerve is not an uncommon occurrence in the back or neck.
If you're experiencing pain, tingling, weakness or numbness in your arms, hands, legs or feet, it's a good idea to get expert advice. Early diagnosis of the condition behind pinched nerve symptoms can bring you relief and lessen the chance of long-term damage or complications.
Pinched Nerves: Causes and Symptoms
Pinched nerves happen when a structural change in the neck or back puts pressure on a nerve. Possible causes of a pinched nerve include:
- Arthritic conditions, like spondylosis.
- Bone spurs.
- Herniated discs.
- Spinal stenosis.
- Spine tumors.
Pinched Nerve Treatment
At Twin Cities Spine Center, we believe strongly in conservative care for back and neck problems.
If you visit us with symptoms of a pinched nerve, our team will work to diagnose the cause of those symptoms. Then we'll likely recommend nonsurgical treatments like rest, anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy. These types of treatments, along with time, can often bring relief from the condition that's causing a pinched nerve.
If nonsurgical treatments don't work and surgery is needed, you can count on our surgeons. Our team includes board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons who specialize in a wide variety of spinal conditions.