A pinched nerve in your neck or back can cause pain with even the slightest movement, slowing you down and interfering with your active lifestyle. Oftentimes, the symptoms improve on their own, but there’s no need to wait and suffer in the meantime. The orthopedic spine specialists at Premier Bone & Joint Centers offer the latest treatment options for painful spine conditions in Thermopolis, Wyoming. We can identify the cause of your pinched nerve and suggest an individualized plan to help you feel better.
What Exactly Is a Pinched Nerve?
A pinched nerve in the spine occurs when excess tissue, such as a bulging or herniated disc, thickened ligament, or bone spur, presses on the spinal cord or a nerve root. In addition to neck or back pain, a compressed spinal nerve can cause stiffness, numbness, muscle weakness, and tingling sensations that travel down an arm or leg.
When you visit Premier Bone & Joint Centers for pinched nerve treatment, you will see a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon. To gain a thorough understanding of your condition, he or she will review your medical history, perform a physical exam, and possibly order some imaging tests.
Personalized Treatment for Your Pinched Nerve
Treatment for a pinched nerve can vary depending on the cause, location, and severity of the compression. In addition to time and rest, many patients benefit from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), heat and ice applications, physical therapy, and/or corticosteroid injections. If a pinched nerve is traced to an underlying spine condition, such as spinal narrowing (stenosis), surgical treatment may be considered.
The orthopedic physicians at Premier Bone & Joint Centers have your back! After finalizing your diagnosis, we can recommend an effective treatment plan for your pinched nerve. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a spine doctor at our satellite clinic in Thermopolis, WY.