Most people experience a pinched nerve at some point in their life. Even though most pinched nerves will heal on their own, you may choose to pursue treatment to alleviate your symptoms. The Pain Management Center treats pinched nerves and other pain conditions for men and women living in Voorhees, Linwood and Hamilton, NJ.
What is a Pinched Nerve?
A pinched nerve, also known as cervical radiculopathy, occurs when a nerve root becomes pinched by a bone spur or by a herniated disc. This condition can also develop when a nerve in the neck region becomes irritated and compressed upon exiting the spinal canal.
This condition can affect people of all ages. Younger patients often experience a pinched nerve due to an injury that causes a herniated cervical disc. Older patients typically develop this condition due to arthritis or to decreased cervical disc height that results from natural degeneration. Whatever the cause of your pinched nerve may be, The Pain Management Center offers an effective solution for relief.
How Are Pinched Nerves Treated?
Milder cases of pinched nerves can be easily treated with medications that help to soothe inflammation and pain, allowing patients to live more comfortably and eliminate any difficulty sleeping. In some cases, we may recommend the use of special equipment while sleeping, which will ensure that your neck stays properly positioned to stimulate healing and prevent any further injury.
For severe cases, we often recommend epidural steroid injections. These provide immediate and long-lasting relief by soothing inflammation and blocking nerve signals to the brain that trigger pain. During your initial visit, our doctors will assess your condition in order to determine the treatment that will be most effective for your situation.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Pinched Nerve Treatment?
The results from your pinched nerve treatment will depend on the treatment method used as well as the extent of your symptoms. Some of our treatments may be able to provide long-lasting relief, while others may need to be repeated on a regular basis to maintain your results. During your initial visit, we will discuss your condition and your treatment goals in order to define the results that you can expect from your pinched nerve treatment.
The Pain Management Center is proud to offer treatments for pinched nerves and many other pain conditions. We welcome patients living in Voorhees, Turnersville, Hamilton, and the neighboring cities of New Jersey. To learn more about our services or to schedule your initial appointment, contact us today.