Pinched Nerve Treatment
What are the treatment options for a pinched nerve?
When you suffer a pinched nerve, your treatment options vary depending on the cause and severity of the injury. Courses of treatment for a pinched nerve include:
- Pain management
- Physical therapy
- Support braces
The majority of patients recover without need for surgery.
What can I expect from pinched nerve physical therapy?
To help relieve the muscle spasms associated with a pinched nerve, you may undergo varying physical therapy treatments, including:
- Massage therapy
- Electric stimulation
- Joint mobilization
What can I expect from pinched nerve surgery?
If a pinched nerve doesn’t improve after several weeks of nonsurgical treatment or you begin suffering from muscle weakness, your physical may suggest surgery as the next step to help take pressure off of the affected nerve. Your surgery will vary depending on the location of the nerve. For example, a bone spur or a herniated disc may be causing a pinched nerve in your spine.
What is the recovery rate for a pinched nerve?
Most pinched nerve patients eventually recover completely and are free of recurring symptoms. However, the longer a patient has a pinched nerve without treating it, the lower the chances of complete recovery. Occasionally, the damage is irreversible.
If you’ve been in a car accident in New Jersey and need treatment for a pinched nerve, please call us at 866-609-4448 or fill out our quick contact form for FREE consultation.
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