You’re reaching for a cup on a high shelf and feel a sudden sharp and stabbing pain in your shoulder. As you recoil, the pain expands into a burning sensation or even a sense of numbness. Pinched nerves can strike at any time, including as you sleep. Waking up with the feeling of pain or tightness at a nerve point indicates that some kind of compression is at work. Don’t let a pinched nerve keep you from getting restful sleep or working without pain when we can help solve the problem with non-invasive treatments.
The term of pinched nerve is used to describe any peripheral nerve that is being compressed. The peripheral nerves are located in the limbs, joints, and in the hips. Any number of issues can lead to pressure on an important nerve. This manifests as irritating and painful symptoms that usual extend down the arm or into the feet. If a major nerve comes under pressure from a serious issues, it can interfere with the use of the affected area, especially when complete numbness is involved.
A host of confusing symptoms can pop up when you have a pinched never. These issues may include:
A nerve in the shoulder could make the chest or fingertips hurt. It can be tricky to find the exact nerve leading to the pain, but our diagnostic tools can help.
Some pinched nerves occur as a complete accident when you’re trying to stretch for something, but others are the body’s reaction to repetitive movement. You may have a common cause like:
This kind of compression can interfere with the function of a major nerve root. A badly pinched nerve may require treatment within a few days or you could develop complications like:
If treated properly and at an early stage, most pinched nerves are relatively easy to resolve if they are caused by a simple misalignment or sprain. Our team in the Goose Creek area will provide treatments that include:
In severe injuries that cause a pinched nerve, surgery may be required to reset a fracture or remove scar tissue and bone. However, most cases do not require this kind of invasive and risky treatment. Explore all of your options and get the facts with full diagnostics to determine the best course of action for your nerve pain, numbness & tingling. Contact us today to find relief from the pain associated with pinched nerves.