Pinched nerve treatment is treatment for nerves that have been entrapped or in some other way compromised. A nerve root is the segment of a nerve leaving the spinal column, and when this nerve becomes compressed, a patient may suffer from severe pain and inflammation. At New York Dynamic Rehabilitation clinic (NYDNRehab), we have years of experience providing pinched nerve treatment for injured patients.
In the majority of cases patients suffer from pinched nerve either because of damage suffered in sudden trauma or because of the natural wear-and-tear of aging. The cervical spine, that area of the spinal column located in the neck, is especially vulnerable to pinched nerve because it bears the dual burden of being both flexible and supporting the full weight of the head. Nerves in the cervical spine can become compressed by repetitive stress or internal force. This in turn can result in inflammation and irritation of the surrounding tissue, necessitating pinched nerve in neck treatment.
Disc herniation is another common cause of compressed nerve. Disc herniation refers to a condition of the spinal discs in the vertebrae. A disc becomes herniated when the outer shell ruptures and the core of the disc, the jelly-like center, oozes out into the tissue. When this happens, the disc may impinge on surrounding nerves, causing significant pain and rendering pinched nerve treatment necessary.
The method of treatment for a pinched nerve varies according to the specific nerve being treated. For example, pinched nerve in neck treatment differs from back pain pinched nerve treatment. Even within a specific region treatment for a pinched nerve may vary from nerve to nerve. The cervical spine comprises eight pairs of cervical nerves, C1 through C8. While C1 through C6 are in charge of neck flexion, C5 and C6 are also responsible for shoulder movement and elbow flexion, while C6, C7, and C8 help to extend the wrists and elbows.
C7 pinched nerve treatment is a form of pinched nerve treatment that alleviates compression of the C7 nerve root. Pinched nerve C7 treatment relieves the terrible pain that radiates through the arm and into the middle finger as a result of a pinched C7 spinal nerve. Pinched nerve C6 treatment alleviates the disc compression that causes weakness in the biceps and wrist extensors. Like pinched nerve C7 treatment, pinched nerve C6 treatment manages radiating arm pain.
Pinched nerve in back treatment remedies the symptoms associated with conditions like sciatica or piriformis syndrome in the lower back. Sciatica is a compression of the sciatic nerve, the longest and widest nerve in the body, causing pain that radiates through the buttocks and down the lower leg. Piriformis syndrome is closely related to this (and the two are often confused), but piriformis syndrome is a compression of the sciatic nerve caused by the piriformis muscle in the buttocks.
Patients needing back pain pinched nerve treatment or cervical treatment for pinched nerve will find help at NYDNRehab. Patients suffering from sciatica or piriformis syndrome may find relief through extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), a method of pinched-nerve-in-back-treatment that heals nerve compression by sending shock waves to the site of injury, helping the body to heal itself. This, in turn, accelerates cellular regeneration while relieving chronic inflammation. ESWT comes with both low-intensity and high-intensity and is one of the more effective treatments for pinched nerve. We also employ diagnostic techniques like musuloskeletal ultrasounds that expose the nerve conflicts taking place in the spinal discs, along with electromyography to record electrical activity and find the “root” of nerve pain, which is instrumental in both C6 and C7 pinched nerve treatment.