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The human spine is made of 31 pairs of nerves that control the movements and sensations in different parts of the body. When the spongy-like disc or vertebrae “slip” out of place, is compressed, or “pinch” the nerves, this is called a pinched nerve. A pinched nerve can also occur due to soft tissues that surround the nerve becoming swollen or inflamed.
Changes that occur naturally in the body such as arthritis can often be the cause of a pinched nerve too. Other causes include:
Tingling, pain, numbness, and “pins and needle” in the arms and legs is a common indicator that you have a pinched nerve. Common symptoms include:
If you think you are experiencing the symptoms of a pinched nerve, use our pain assessment tool to start your diagnosis.
Conservative, non-surgical treatment options are the first step in alleviating pain, depending on the severity of the pain and underlying issue. Non-surgical treatment options are:
Robotic surgery is a great option for treating pinched nerves when non-surgical treatment options don’t work. With robotic-assisted surgery, our surgeons are able to create a unique surgical plan that pinpoints the exact issue, resulting in an extremely precise and accurate minimally invasive treatment.
As with any spinal condition, it’s important to seek medical advice and treatment before the condition becomes too serious. Whether non-surgical or surgical treatment, the path to a pain-free life is waiting for you. Find the right treatment for you with our treatment finder assessment.