Pinched Nerve Specialist

Space City Pain Specialists

Pain Management Physicians located in Webster, Baytown, and Lake Jackson, TX

A pinched nerve can occur in many places around your body, but usually with the same result — pain, numbness, and tingling. If you suspect you have a pinched nerve, the doctors at Space City Pain Specialists have a number of tools in their treatment arsenal to help you regain full, pain-free function. If you’re in Webster, Baytown, and Lake Jackson, Texas, or surrounding communities, and you’d like to learn more about treating your pinched nerve, call or use the online scheduling tool to request an appointment.

Pinched Nerve Q & A

What is a pinched nerve?

A pinched nerve is an aptly-named condition in which surrounding tissue puts pressure on one of your nerves. Pinched nerves commonly occur in your low back, your wrist, and your neck, though it can develop in other areas.



What are the signs of a pinched nerve?

The signs of a pinched nerve depend upon its location. To give you an idea of what to look out for, the following are the key symptoms for the three major areas where pinched nerves develop:

Low back

If you have a pinched nerve in your low back (often sciatica), you may feel pain, tingling, or numbness down one side of your buttocks and down the back of your leg. The pain can also be local, too.

Neck

If the compromised nerve is in your neck, you may feel pain, tingling, and numbness that radiate down your shoulder and arm.

Wrist

Commonly known as carpal tunnel syndrome, you feel pain, tingling, and numbness in your affected hand.

 

How are pinched nerves treated?

Depending upon the degree and location of the nerve impingement, your doctor at Space City Pain Specialists typically starts conservatively by recommending:

  • Getting full rest and sleep
  • Massaging your back
  • Wearing a back brace or splint
  • Using an ice pack on your back, neck, or wrist
  • Resting with a heating pad on the back
  • Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs

 

If your pinched nerve doesn’t resolve itself, your doctor turns to more aggressive treatments to help you find relief, including:

Regenerative medicine

Your doctor uses stem cells, platelets, and amniotic tissue, which release growth factors into the damaged tissue, to encourage rebuilding and repair.

Spinal cord stimulation

The doctors use neuromodulation devices to alter the nerve activity in your back. The electrical stimulation interrupts and weakens the pain signals sent from your spine and brain.

Microdosing

With microdosing, your doctor implants a device filled with pain medication under your skin. The implant delivers the medication through a catheter into the spinal space in your low back. A computer within the pump is programmed to deliver a specific dose of medication hourly.

COOLIEF*

Using radiofrequency energy, your doctor ablates the nerve endings that are sending the pain signals.

To find the right treatment for your pinched nerve, call Space City Pain Specialists or use the online scheduling tool.