Has it ever happened to you that sometimes you suddenly stop feeling your foot or your arm as it should really feel and instead you start to feel them numb and heavy? Or that you wake up feeling your arm numb? Or that if you spend a lot of time sitting down you start to feel your leg getting weird? Well, you could be suffering from a pinched nerve in that region.
A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is placed on a nerve by the surrounding tissue, such as bone, cartilage, muscle, or tendon. This pressure alters the function of the nerve and causes pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness.
The pinching of a nerve can occur in various parts of the body. A herniated disc in the lower spine, for example, can put pressure on a nerve root and cause pain that radiates down the back of the leg. Similarly, a pinched nerve in the wrist can cause pain and numbness in the hand and fingers (carpal tunnel syndrome).
Often, with rest, massages, and anti-inflammatory medicine like NSAIDs, symptoms can reduce to a minimum or even disappear. In most cases, other conservative treatments, such as physical therapy, electrical stimulation, regenerative medicine, and Coolief radiofrequency treatment are applied to help people recover from a pinched nerve in a few days or weeks. However, in more severe cases, surgery is needed to relieve the pain suffered.
By scheduling an appointment with experts such as Dr. Jeffery Cannella over at Space City Pain Specialists, we can make you return to your daily activities in the shortest possible time through the application of preventative and regenerative care techniques, providing you all the tools that your body needs to heal and be capable of face everything in its way.
For more information about this topic and so much more, contact us at 281-338-4443, if you live around the Webster, TX area, or at 832-695-3478, if you live around the Baytown, TX area. Our team of experts will be available during working hours to answer all your inquiries and support you in your path to wellness.
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