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The nerve roots branch into nerves which carry motor and sensory signals between the brain and the rest of the body. When a part of the spine presses on a nerve root, the brain’s pain receptors can be triggered, telling the stimulated part of the body that it is supposed to experience discomfort. Other symptoms that a compressed nerve might produce include:
- Radiating or shooting pain along the length of the nerve
- Tingling or a loss of sensation (numbness) in the part of the body stimulated by the compressed nerve
- Weakness or a loss of function in a muscle group related to the compressed nerve
The area of the body experiencing symptoms will depend on where in the spine the compressed nerve is located. Cervical nerve compression produces symptoms in the neck, upper back, shoulders, arms, hands and fingers. Lumbar nerve compression often involves the sciatic nerve, producing sciatica in the lower back, buttocks, legs, feet or toes.
Treatment for nerve compression
Conservative treatment usually brings relief for nerve compression symptoms and may include pain medication, physical therapy, exercise and rest. However, surgery might become an option if chronic symptoms persist after several weeks or months of conservative treatment. If you have been recommended for surgery to treat your pain and other symptoms related to a compressed nerve, contact Laser Spine Brevard. We offer minimally invasive decompression and stabilization procedures to treat a wide range of symptoms, all without the highly invasive nature of traditional open spine surgery. Our surgeons have perfected these innovative techniques which have helped more than 75,000 patients find relief to date. Contact us today to see if you are a potential candidate for one of our procedures.
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Laser Spine Brevard encompasses the absolute best board-certified physicians that have dedicated their lives to eliminating neck pain and back pain.
Our minimally invasive procedures are highly focused and designed specifically for each patient. Every procedure is done outpatient, which means the patient can go home the same day. At Laser Spine Brevard, your relief is our mission. Every member of our team, from your patient advocate to your surgeon, will have that mission in mind.
Why Choose Laser Spine Brevard?
Laser Spine Brevard believes in a comprehensive approach to spine pain care. Each patient is treated as an individual with personalized treatment and therapy to achieve their personal goals.
15,000 Successful Surgeries
To put it simply…a lot. Our surgeons have performed over 15,000 successful spine procedures. Each one is board certified and extremely skilled in fighting neck and back pain. We are the leaders in Laser Spine Surgery.
Minimally Invasive Procedures
The best choice for patients suffering from neck and back pain. This form of minimally invasive surgery provides an alternative to regular surgical procedures when other treatment methods have not produced the desired results. Laser techniques offer faster recovery times with fewer complications.
That’s why we are here. We have a duty to the patient to do everything we can to eliminate neck and back pain. Our newest location in Brevard is equipped to handle the most complex cases. Our surgeons are highly specialized and focused on eliminating chronic pain and getting patients back to a