Pinched Nerve

A pinched nerve occurs when elements within the spinal column impinge or compress the nerve root, causing the peripheral nerve to become irritated.

What Causes Pinched Nerves?

Pinched nerves can be caused by a number of common spinal conditions, including bulging discs and herniated discs . The pinched nerves occur when peripheral nerves are impinged, causing the nerve to become compressed. This often results in chronic pain and symptoms.

Pinched Nerve Symptoms

Pinched nerves may lead to debilitating and chronic pain and symptoms. Because the nerve roots are affiliated with motion, sensation and feeling, compression in this area can impact a number of common functions and responses. Some of the pinched nerve symptoms treated by minimally invasive procedures at the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute include:

  • Radiating pain down arms or legs
  • Weakness in feet or hands
  • Inability to sit or stand of long periods of time
  • Numbness
  • Localized pain in neck or back
  • Tingling

Pinched nerves are most commonly seen in two areas, the back and the neck.

Pinched nerves in the neck (cervical)

can cause painful symptoms into the arms and hands. Generally, symptoms include tingling, weakness, numbness and radiating pain in the hands or arms.

Pinched nerves in the back (lumbar)

can cause patients to experience pain in the legs or feet. Generally symptoms include numbness, weakness, tingling and radiating pain in the legs or feet.

The MISI Approach to treating Pinched Nerves

Choosing to undergo neck or back surgery is never an easy decision. At the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute we are committed to helping educate and direct patients towards the safest, most effective treatments available. Our first course of action once a patient has been diagnosed with nerve impingement is to explore conservative treatment options. If these options fail to bring relief to our patients or impingement is too significant to be resolved through conservative methods, our minimally invasive surgeons are able to perform minimally invasive procedures that will provide symptom relief and an easier and faster recovery.

Contact Us

If you are suffering from a pinched nerve, you deserve a solution to your pain. If you have been diagnosed with a pinched nerve or conservative options have failed to bring you relief, contact us today. Our expert medical professionals are available to assist you with a no cost MRI review to determine whether you may be a candidate for a minimally invasive procedure at the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute.