Nerve Compression

Nerves run throughout our body, carrying information through the spinal cord and to the brain, such as telling us how to experience sensations – including pain.

But as our bodies don’t always run so perfectly – for a variety of reasons, many beyond our control, our nerves may become compressed. When a joint swells, a bone moves out of place, or a vital pathway in our body is altered or made smaller in some fashion, the added pressure compresses the nerves and causes them to send continual pain messages to the brain.

Examples of ways that nerves may become compressed include:

  • Arthritis
  • High blood pressure
  • Tumors
  • Bone spurs
  • Birth defects
  • Traumatic injury
  • Regular wear and tear
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Pain from a compressed nerve often radiates to other parts of the body as the information travels. Depending on the source, the pain may be difficult to live with on a day-to-day basis and prevent regular activities from being performed.

Our expert team of doctors is ready to work with your own team of healthcare providers to help determine exactly how a nerve may have become compressed, and exactly how to deal with it. A customized treatment plan for your needs is developed, and we always take the time to discuss your options and give you the proper education needed to begin the road to a pain-free future.

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