A pinched nerve can cause excruciating pain as well as numbness in the extremities and when someone suffers a pinched nerve, it is important to find expert treatment as soon as possible. A pinched or compressed nerve can make it difficult to walk, drive, or pick up even the lightest objects. This condition can occur in many sites in the body including the lower spine, the neck, and the wrist. At The Colorado Spine Institute in Johnstown, we can pinpoint the cause of your pinched nerve and provide treatment to relieve your pain and numbness.
On top of pain and numbness, there are several other symptoms that stem from a pinched nerve. You may have a constant “pins and needles” sensation (which is known as paresthesia) in the affected area or experience muscle weakness near the nerve site. If a hand or foot always feel like it has “fallen asleep,” it might not be because there was pressure placed on it cutting of blood flow, but instead it is the result of a compressed nerve.
There are many causes that can lead to this condition including a herniated or bulging disc. The vertebrae, cartilage, muscles, and tendons in your spine can all push on a nerve, and this can be brought about by poor posture, an injury sustained while playing a sport, or being overweight. We can help you determine what caused your pinched nerve and recommend the appropriate treatment for your condition. Treatment is usually fairly conservative, and most people recover within a few days.
If you’re experiencing pain or numbness in your neck or lower back, please contact us today to schedule an appointment.