Pinched Nerve (Radiculopathy) - NY Brain Spine
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Pinched Nerve (Radiculopathy)

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PINCHED NERVE (RADICULOPATHY)

A pinched nerve, medically known as nerve compression or nerve impingement, occurs when a nerve in the body becomes compressed or squeezed by surrounding tissues, such as muscles, bones, tendons, or ligaments. This compression can lead to pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness along the pathway of the affected nerve. Pinched nerves can occur in various parts of the body, but they are commonly associated with the spine, particularly in the neck (cervical spine) and lower back (lumbar spine).

Common causes of pinched nerves include:

  1. Herniated Disc: When the soft, gel-like center of an intervertebral disc protrudes and presses against a nearby nerve root in the spine.
  2. Bone Spurs: The development of bony growths (bone spurs) on the vertebrae can narrow the space through which nerves pass.
  3. Arthritis: Degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis can lead to the thickening of ligaments and the narrowing of spinal canals, putting pressure on nerves.
  4. Repetitive Motion: Certain activities or occupations that involve repetitive motions can lead to nerve compression, such as carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist.
  5. Injuries: Trauma or injuries, such as a fall or a sports injury, can cause nerve compression.

The symptoms of a pinched nerve may include localized pain, sharp or burning sensations, tingling, numbness, muscle weakness, or changes in reflexes. The specific symptoms and their severity depend on the location and extent of the nerve compression.

Treatment for a pinched nerve (or radiculopathy) often involves addressing the underlying cause of the compression and relieving pressure on the affected nerve. This may include rest, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, splinting or bracing, and in some cases, corticosteroid injections. In severe or persistent cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to alleviate the compression and restore nerve function.
If you suspect you have a pinched nerve or are experiencing symptoms of nerve compression, it’s important to seek medical evaluation and advice from a healthcare professional to determine the most appropriate course of treatment.

At New York Brain & Spine, your well-being is our highest priority. Whether your condition requires conservative care or surgery, our world-renowned doctors focus on high-quality outcomes using the most effective and advanced treatments. To learn more, schedule a consultation at one of our two locations.

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