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Pinched Nerve

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Pinched Nerve

Treatment for a pinched nerve is available at HeathQuest, a leading multi-specialty healthcare center in Brooklyn, New York. Neural compression occurs when the surrounding tissues, such as bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons, put pressure on the nerve. This affects the nerve’s function and causes pain, tingling, numbness, muscle weakness and spasms.

A pinched nerve can occur in various areas such as the neck, lower back, wrist, elbow or shoulder. For instance, sciatica is pain, tingling, or numbness produced by an irritation of the nerve roots that lead to the sciatic nerve. In carpel tunnel syndrome,pain and numbness in the wrist is caused by compression of the median nerve. Factors that can put excessive pressure on the nerve include poor posture, overuse, exercising, playing a sport, obesity and genetics.

We provide comprehensive treatment to alleviate pinched nerve symptoms. Our team of health care professionals includes neurologists, orthopedic specialists, pain doctors, physical therapists and rehab experts. With excellent diagnostic skills, they identify the root cause of the pinched nerve and recommend the appropriate treatments to address the condition.

Effective

Pinched Nerve Treatment

Options

Patients may be advised rest from activities that put pressure on the nerve. Depending on the location of the pinched nerve, they may be advised to wear a splint or brace to immobilize the area. The treatment plan at our pain management center includes a variety of nonsurgical modalities:

  • Physical therapy exercises - strengthen and stretch the muscles in the affected area to relieve pressure on the nerve
  • Medications or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) - help relieve pain and alleviate inflammation around the nerve
  • Injections
  • Hot and cold therapy - provide pain relief
  • Nonsurgical spinal decompression - helps bulging or herniated discs retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in the spine
  • Chiropractic care - spinal adjustments realign the bones, relax the muscles and reduce the pressure on nerves

Surgery will be recommended if these options do not work.

At HealthQuest, we use advanced diagnostic systems to evaluate medical conditions. In addition to the history and physical exam, tests such as nerve conduction study, electromyography, and MRI scanning may be used to detect the damaged nerve.

Contact Us

To avail of our cutting-edge neurology services, call 718-769-2521 to send an email to info@hqbk.com. HealthQuest accepts most major medical insurance plans, No-Fault, Workers Compensation and Medicare.