Pinched nerves cause severe pain and other unwanted sensations, even affecting your ability to normally control your movements. Expert neurosurgeons Abhishiek Sharma, MD, and Erik Curtis, MD, of Atlas Neurosurgery and Spine Center in Phoenix, find the cause of your pinched nerve using state-of-the-art diagnostics. They relieve your pain with a range of treatments that include advanced surgical procedures. Schedule your consultation by calling Atlas Neurosurgery and Spine Center today, or book an appointment online.
A pinched nerve is one that comes under pressure from surrounding tissue such as bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, or muscle. The pressure on the nerve affects how well it performs, causing symptoms that correspond with the role of the affected nerve.
Symptoms of a pinched nerve include:
Pinched nerves typically cause pain that radiates out from the nerve, causing a burning, aching, or sharp pain. The team at Atlas Neurosurgery and Spine Center locates the affected nerve using diagnostic imaging tests, electromyography (EMG), and nerve conduction studies.
Anything that causes your internal structures to shift even slightly out of position can cause nerve pain. Common causes include:
Conditions in which pinched nerves typically cause pain include:
The key to treating pinched nerves is to alleviate the pressure that causes the problem. This should happen as soon as possible after symptoms first start, as pinched nerves that are left untreated can lead to irreversible nerve damage. As a result, you could end up with a chronic pain condition and permanently reduced function.
Your provider at Atlas Neurosurgery and Spine Center creates a treatment plan for your pinched nerve that uses a combination of the most effective approaches for your particular condition. Treatments include:
If these approaches don’t help your pinched nerve, the team at Atlas Neurosurgery and Spine Center discusses possible surgical interventions. The surgery you need depends on which nerve is affected and why.
Get the most effective treatment for pinched nerves by calling Atlas Neurosurgery and Spine Center today, or book an appointment online.