Pinched Nerve Treatment in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Margate, FL
A pinched nerve can occur in many areas of the body and happens when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues, such as bones, cartilage, muscles, and tendons. The pressure on the nerves can cause pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness.
How Long Does a Pinched Nerve Last?
A pinched nerve can last anywhere from a few days to 4 to 6 weeks. If a pinched nerve lasts more than 4 to 6 weeks, it is recommended to see your doctor for an alternate treatment plan.
Common Pinched Nerve Areas
See below for some of the most common areas one may experience a pinched nerve:
Neck: A pinched nerve in the neck can cause tingling sensations and pain, which can extend to the shoulders and arms
Lower back: This is often linked to herniated discs, which can compress nerve roots. This can cause sharp pain in the lower back, buttocks, and the back of the leg
Shoulder: A pinched nerve in the shoulder may occur from an injury, arthritis, or tendinitis. This sudden sharpness of aches tends to only occur in the shoulder affected
Pinched Nerve Treatment
Medical treatments may be needed if a pinched nerve doesn’t respond well to home remedies and rest. Some medical treatments for pinched nerves include but are not limited to:
- Physical therapy to help reduce inflammation and increase strength
- Splints for certain areas of the body to help stabilize the area
- Over-the-counter medications to help reduce inflammation, pain, and swelling
Degenerative Disc Disease Specialists in Ft. Lauderdale & Margate, FL
To schedule a consultation at one of our two conveniently located South Florida locations, call South Florida Orthopedic Group (fka Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence) in Fort Lauderdale at (954) 771-8177 or in Margate at (954) 580-4080. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.