Pinched Nerve Treatment

A pinched nerve can develop from one of several causes, such as repetitive motions or holding the body or a part of the body in one position without moving. When the patient notices a particular type of pain that travels down the neck and into the arm or from the spine down the leg, he may become worried, especially if he has never had this type of pain before. Treatment of pinched nerve is vital, because symptoms and pain can worsen, causing the patient to limit his activities to avoid an undesired worsening of his condition.

Nerves and the Spine: Causes and Treatment of Pinched Nerve

Nerves extend from the brain and spinal cord, going throughout every part of the body. When the patient’s brain detects a stimulus, such as the patting of a baby’s hand on his arm, it sends messages through the spinal cord to that area of his arm, letting him know the baby is touching him. In other instances, the brain sends pain signals to the spinal cord or a nerve root at the end of the spinal cord to the legs and feet or arm and hand, signaling a problem within the neuromuscular system.

A pinched nerve is actually a term used to describe the compression of the spinal nerve. When the nerve root is pressed upon in any way, this can lead to pain, a burning feeling or a pins and needles feeling in the patient’s legs, arms, feet or hands. Once a doctor or specialist runs diagnostic tests and diagnoses an inflammation or compression of the nerve root, he may refer the patient for specialized treatment, such as back pain pinched nerve treatment. Other forms of treatment can include pinched nerve c7 treatment, c7 pinched nerve treatment and pinched nerve c6 treatment.

A compressed nerve in the neck or arm can lead to pain, tingling, numbness and a pins and needles feeling in the fingers, hand, wrist and elbow. If the patient is required to make repetitive motions, this can worsen his condition still more, leading to tennis elbow, peripheral neuropathy or carpal tunnel syndrome, all of which can cause the patient to withdraw from previously enjoyable activities. He will need to undergo pinched nerve treatment.

The patient may have suffered a back injury that leads to a compression of the nerve inside a specific region of the spinal column. After his recovery, he may note continued pain in that particular area of his spine. When his specialist learns of the continued pain, he may prescribe pinched nerve treatment or back pain pinched nerve treatment after conducting more tests. If, for instance, he notices the pain in the cervical region of his spine, his specialist may tell him he is a good candidate for pinched nerve c6 treatment or, if the pain is located in another part of the cervical spine, he may benefit from a  pinched nerve c7 treatment.

A compressed nerve may develop because of a narrowing of the vertebral formina within the spinal column. Once the specialist narrows down the area of inflammation and the cause of his patient’s symptoms, he can recommend a c7 pinched nerve treatment, which should lead to a lessening of the symptoms. If a spinal disc has slipped out of place, this can lead to an inflammatory response within the spinal column. In turn, this leads to swelling and, potentially, pain that radiates out from the nerve root. The “slipped disc” can lead to an immune response that triggers a compression of the nerves or nerve root. Once this has been diagnosed, the specialist can order pinched nerve c7 treatment so his patient can begin to feel relief from the pain, numbness and/or the pins and needles feeling.

New York Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation and Treatment of Pinched Nerve

The New York Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation and Treatment center is uniquely suited to treat several kinds of neuromuscular conditions. Among the treatment methods used by NYDNR are Vojta therapy, dynamic neuromuscular stabilization or DNS, ultrasound imaging, extracorporeal shock wave therapy, physical therapy, gait retraining and C.A.R.E.N, or the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment.

Should a specialist prescribe a pinched nerve in neck treatment, one of these treatment methods may be used for the patient. Once the patient has completed all recommended treatments, he should feel significant improvement in his condition.

Why is treatment for pinched nerve so necessary? Simply put, if the patient chooses to ignore his symptoms, he may develop a degenerative spinal disease, especially if he begins developing an osteophyte , or a bony growth inside the spinal foramen or at the point where the nerve comes out. If this is allowed to progress, the patient may develop a degenerative spinal disease, which pinches the nerve even more. For this reason, his doctor will strongly recommend a referral to a neuromuscular specialist so he can receive pinched nerve in back treatment.

When the patient experiences a radiating pain going down one leg, his doctor may diagnose a sciatic condition, which truly does result from a pinched or impinged nerve. When treatment is prescribed, a fully qualified specialist should administer a treatment for a pinched nerve. Again, if the patient tries to ignore his symptoms, his condition could worsen, leading to his inability to participate in enjoyable activities.

Likewise, a patient with a painful neck condition needs to be seen and evaluated by a neuromuscular specialist. Depending on her diagnosis, his doctor may recommend a pinched nerve in neck treatment. If the patient notices troublesome symptoms lower down in his back, he may be referred for a pinched nerve in back treatment or a more general treatment for a pinched nerve. Another patient may have problems with a pinched nerve, causing problems with notion in his arm or shoulder. Because he needs both arms for full function, this patient needs to see a neuromuscular specialist so he can receive treatment for pinched nerve. Once he has completed his treatment, he may experience full range of motion in his shoulder and arm, as well as a decrease in pain and/or tingling, burning and numbness.

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In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)


Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)


Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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