Pain Medicine Group
Interventional Pain Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Sarasota, FL & Oviedo, FL
If you experience pain, numbness, or tingling, you might suffer from nerve compression. At Pain Medicine Group, Dr. Mauna M. Radahd or Dr. Morgan Callahan in Sarasota, Florida, or Dr. Jason C. Tse in Oviedo and greater Orlando area, Florida, can diagnose and treat uncomfortable nerve compression. Schedule an evaluation by phone or book one online today for pain relief.
Nerve Compression Q&A
What is nerve compression?
Nerve compression occurs due to pressure placed on a nerve. Carpal tunnel syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve entrapment, and sciatica are examples of conditions that develop due to nerve compression.
When not treated, a compressed nerve is often painful, even debilitating in some cases. See the Pain Medicine Group at the first sign of uncomfortable nerve compression.
What are the symptoms of nerve compression?
A compressed nerve can cause the following symptoms:
- Decreased ability to grasp objects
- Reduced ability to move a limb
- Limited mobility
You might also have muscle loss in the area of your body affected by nerve compression. Bothersome symptoms may appear gradually and be persistent or come and go.
When left untreated, nerve compression might diminish your ability to stay active or even complete typical activities of daily living.
What may increase my risk of nerve compression?
The risk factors for developing nerve compression include:
- Tissue swelling
- Car accidents
- Heavy lifting
- Bone spurs
- Broken bones
- Wrist, knee, or ankle sprains
- Joint dislocation
- Disk herniation
- Surgical complications
- Playing sports
- Physically demanding jobs
- Being an athlete
Any activity that causes swelling, repetitive strain, or spinal misalignment can lead to nerve compression and discomfort.
How is nerve compression diagnosed?
Pain Medicine Group experts diagnose nerve compression after discussing your medical history, lifestyle habits, and symptoms. They complete a physical exam and may recommend nerve conduction studies, an MRI, an ultrasound, X-rays, or other imaging procedures.
How is nerve compression treated?
To treat nerve compression, your Pain Medicine Group provider may recommend one or more of the following:
- Chiropractic manipulation
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
PRP are cutting-edge, natural treatments that may regenerate tissues, stimulate healing, reduce pain, and lessen inflammation.
Follow up with your pain medicine specialist to ensure an effective outcome, and call the office any time with questions.
Ways to reduce your risk of further pain include maintaining good posture while at your computer, using proper form when lifting objects, taking periodic breaks from repetitive motions, and stretching regularly. See a provider at the first sign of nerve damage.
Schedule an evaluation at Pain Medicine Group by phone or book one online today to get screened or treated for nerve compression.
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