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Pinched Nerve

Pain Management & Spine Specialist in Las Vegas, Nevada

Pinched Nerve services offered in Las Vegas, NV

A pinched nerve can cause severe pain and other distressing symptoms that extend along your limbs. If you develop pinched nerve symptoms, contact the Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center team in Las Vegas, Nevada. The practice’s pain experts offer advanced treatments that relieve nerve compression and reduce your symptoms. To experience the relief of effective pinched nerve treatment, call Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center today or request a consultation using the online booking form.

Pinched Nerve Q&A

What is a pinched nerve?

Pinched nerves are a common source of musculoskeletal pain. They can happen anywhere around your body if something presses on, restricts, or stretches a nerve.

Nerves are delicate tissues that have two roles. They send sensory information to your brain via your spinal cord, so you know whether something’s hot, cold, soft, hard, pleasant, or painful.

Nerves also respond to instructions from your brain. Signals from your nerves make your muscles contract and release so you can perform all the thousands of movements necessary in everyday life.

If a nerve gets pinched, it prevents information from flowing freely between your muscles, organs, and brain, leading to unpleasant and sometimes disabling symptoms.

What symptoms does a pinched nerve cause?

The symptoms you experience when you have a pinched nerve vary depending on which nerves are involved and the damage they sustain.

Pain is typically the primary symptom of a pinched nerve. It can take several forms but is often sharp, shooting, or electric-shock-like. Other possible symptoms of a pinched nerve include:

  • Tingling
  • Prickling
  • “Pins-and-needles” sensation
  • Burning
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Loss of function

These symptoms can extend far beyond the area of compression. For example, pinched nerves in the lower back can cause problems down one or both legs, all the way to your feet. This is because pinching can affect the entire nerve, and some nerves extend the length of your arms and legs.

How is nerve pain diagnosed and treated?

The Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center team diagnoses the cause of your nerve pain after a comprehensive physical exam, symptom review, and medical history evaluation. You might also need to undergo diagnostic testing, such as a CT scan, MRI, or skin biopsy.

Treatment options include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Topical creams
  • Anticonvulsant medication
  • Low dose antidepressants
  • Pain medicines
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Steroid injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation

When nothing else works for nerve pain, the Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center team can perform minimally invasive implantation procedures to help you manage your pain.

One option is a spinal cord or peripheral nerve stimulator, a device that uses electrical impulses to stop pain messages from reaching your brain. Another is a pump that delivers powerful pain medication directly to the affected nerves.

To find the cause of your nerve pain and get the relief you need, call Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center today or book an appointment online.

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