What exactly is a pinched nerve? A pinched nerve occurs when one or more of our nerves are affected due to pressure surrounding tissues such as bones, cartilage, muscles, or tendons.
Results of a Pinched Nerve
- Sharp or burning pain
- Difficulty controlling specific muscles
- Muscle weakness
A pinched nerve can transpire several places in the body. Here are a few tips to try –
- Analgesic medications – Aspirin, or anti-inflammatory, (ibuprofen) can control the pain.
- Ice – Ice is an anti-inflammatory. It will also relieve pain. Most often we turn to heat to ease the pain however, this can cause further inflammation and more pain!
- Physical Therapy – Ice therapy combined with gentle stretching can help relax the affected area.
- Injections – A localized steroid injection may reduce swelling and inflammation around the pinched nerve. This is done on an outpatient basis by a physician.
Please see your doctor if the signs and symptoms of a pinched nerve last for more than a few days and don’t improve with conservative treatments as listed above. Depending on your condition, surgery may be required.
The physicians, pain medicine specialists, and physical therapists of Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center can help. Our goal is to get you back to good health. Please contact us today @ 540.347.9220 to schedule an appointment or visit www.broava.com for more information on the comprehensive services we offer.
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