Imagine taking a nice walk on the Rawlins Uplift Interpretive Trail when you feel a sharp pain radiating from your shoulder all the way down to your fingers. It may not be a serious injury, but a pinched nerve. Your body has over seven trillion nerves, and if any one of them is pressed too tightly between surrounding bones, muscles, or tendons, it disrupts the nerve’s ability to function and creates a chain reaction of pain or discomfort. Don’t let a pinched nerve slow you down, though. Get help from the board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic specialists at Premier Bone & Joint Center in Rawlins, WY.
Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve
Not all pinched nerves cause pain. While you may feel sharp, burning, or aching pain, you may find that you only suffer from other common symptoms such as:
- Muscle weakness near the area of the nerve
- Tingling sensations (pins and needles)
- Numbness or reduced sensation in certain parts of the body
- The sensation of a foot or hand “falling asleep”
Symptoms like these may be no cause for concern if they are short-lived. But, if they last for several days and don’t respond to rest or over-the-counter pain relievers, it’s time to see a specialist.
When you come to our facility, one of our orthopedic doctors will examine your medical history and give you a thorough examination. We may also prescribe an X-ray or MRI scan if needed. Once we diagnose your condition or injury, we can start you on a treatment plan.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Don’t live with pain or discomfort from a pinched nerve. Schedule an appointment with our Rawlins, WY, satellite clinic, and our orthopedic specialists will have you hiking the trails again, pain-free, in no time.