Pinched Nerve Treatment in Bel Air, MD
Pins & needles, numbness & tingling, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and thoracic outlet syndrome are all signs of a pinched nerve. This is a genuine health concern that goes far beyond just pain; it is a sign of nerve damage. If not treated, it will worsen and may become permanent. Nerves are they only thing in the body when damaged do not heal 100%.
Treatment for a Pinched Nerve
Dr. Lee and the other professionals at Susquehanna Spine & Rehab are not only experts in diagnosing the cause of your pinched nerve, but also in fixing it!
We will begin with a though exam and consolation. X-rays or MRIs will be ordered as needed. Once the source and location of the pinched nerve is identified, then it can be remedied. Therapies range from mechanical traction and spinal decompression for nerves pinched by the spine or by discs. Sometimes, the nerves can be pinched by muscle spasm or other soft tissue disorders. These are known as peripheral neuropathies. Often physical therapy exercises are used to restore proper function of those muscles. Also specialized soft tissue techniques such as Active Release Technique (ART), Graston or Gua Sha could be performed by the doctors or specialized types of massage by the massage therapists to release and relax the tight muscles pinching the nerve.
Cause of a Pinched Nerve
Sometimes a pinched nerve can be caused by a herniated disc or stenosis, while other times it is caused when a nerve passes through a muscle or tunnel that has degenerated. This can be a result if a major injury such as a fall or an auto accident. It can also can be caused with the daily micro injures we call events of daily life which build up and cause this damage.