Experience effective pinched nerve treatment at The How Clinic in Encinitas, California. Dr. John How, MD, specializes in innovative therapies that target the root cause of your pinched nerves. He aims to provide relief from symptoms like pain, numbness, and weakness.
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What are pinched nerves?
Pinched nerves occur from excess pressure or compression from surrounding tissue on the nerve. The pressure affects normal nerve function, which may alter sensation and muscle movement.
You can develop a pinched nerve in many parts of your body. Some of the most common conditions resulting from a pinched nerve include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cervical radiculopathy
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Herniated Discs
- Bone spurs
- Spinal stenosis
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Degenerative disc disease
- Neck pain
You may develop a pinched nerve after an injury, from repeated use, or a herniated disc. Your medical history may also increase your risk of developing a pinched nerve, such as a history of obesity or diabetes.
How do I know if my nerve is pinched?
Your pinched nerve symptoms may vary depending on the nerve and body part affected. Common symptoms include:
- Pain, burning, or tingling sensation
- Electric shock-like shooting pain
- Muscle weakness
- Poor muscle coordination
- Symptoms that radiate to the extremities
- Frequent “pins and needles” sensation
In most cases, pinched nerve symptoms resolve within a few days or a few weeks with at-home care. However, contact The How Clinic for an evaluation if your symptoms are severe, prolonged or affect your daily life.
At our private medical practice, we treat patients who strain their bodies, either from stressful jobs or active lives. We prioritize treatment options that support body function, mobility, and resilience for continued work and enjoyment.
What triggers a pinched nerve?
A pinched nerve happens when excessive pressure is exerted on a nerve by surrounding tissues, which can include bone, cartilage (like a herniated disk), muscles, or tendons. Repetitive motions can also irritate the nerve.
What can I expect during a pinched nerve evaluation?
You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you come to The How Clinic for a pinched nerve evaluation. During the exam, your provider reviews your symptoms, daily activities, and the effect your symptoms have on your life.
To better understand the underlying cause of your pinched nerve, your provider performs a musculoskeletal ultrasound.
How are pinched nerves treated?
After your comprehensive musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound, one of our specialists will use the images to plan treatment for your pinched nerve. One such possible treatment includes ultrasound-guided nerve hydrodissection injections or trigger point injections. These minimally invasive injections use a solution to create space between tissues. They can help reduce adhesions, facilitate the dissection process, and provide pain relief.
Book an appointment online with one of our pinched nerve doctors near you today to get relief from your pinched nerves!