About A Pinched Nerve
As a result of surrounding tissues putting an increased amount of pressure on a nerve, a pinched nerve can cause several problems with the functionality of the nerve, leading to numbness, weakness, and pain. Though most typically think of a pinched nerve in the back, a pinched nerve can occur in multiple areas of the body. Our team of experienced pain management experts at Tricity Pain Associates provides advanced treatment options to treat the unpleasant symptoms of a pinched nerve, including numbness, tingling, weakness, pain, and aching. By creating specialized treatment plans, our physicians can care for your individualized needs to offer optimal relief. Contact our state-of-the-art San Antonio, TX facility to learn more about pinched nerve relief and to schedule an initial consultation with one of our skilled pain management physicians.
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Pinched Nerve Treatment
A number of treatments and procedures are available to treat the symptoms associated with a pinched nerve in the neck, back, or other area. After evaluating the exact cause of your pinched nerve, our team of pain management experts will create the appropriate treatment plan for you. Pinched nerve treatment in San Antonio may entail medication, physical therapy, or steroid injections. A decompression procedure may also be recommended to relieve the pressure that has been placed on the affected nerve. Before suggesting any form of treatment, our team will help you understand your options for treatment. We can also provide the necessary aftercare instructions so that you know what to expect following your treatment.
Learn more about the many treatments available for a pinched nerve by contacting Tricity Pain Associates in San Antonio, TX to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced physicians.
Pinched Nerve FAQ
How do I know when to visit the doctor with a pinched nerve?
If you've experienced something like sharp back pain, you might wonder when it's time to visit the doctor. While you may want to wait a few days to see if the pain goes away, we suggest making an appointment if the pain is severe, gets worse, lasts several days. When in doubt, it's best to call our office and discuss your symptoms with one of our trained team members.
How long does it take for a pinched nerve to heal?
Depending on your particular pinched nerve and treatment plan, our team will discuss realistic expectations with you so you can have a better idea of when your pinched nerve will be healed. However, most patients start to notice improvements within 6 – 12 weeks of treatment.
How can I help prevent a pinched nerve in the future?
Our team at Tricity Pain Associates in San Antonio will discuss this with you in detail as you undergo treatment, but typically having good posture (don't cross your legs or lay in a particular position for too long), stretching, and maintaining a healthy weight can all help prevent pinched nerves in the future.
What happens if I don't treat a pinched nerve?
If left untreated, a pinched nerve could worsen and even lead to permanent damage and chronic pain. There are a variety of treatments outside of surgery that may lead to relief of a pinched nerve, so it's better to seek out help than wait too long.