While many of us aren’t certain that we know what causes a pinched nerve, most of us definitely know that this is an extremely painful condition. Whether we have had a pinched nerve or have been around someone else suffering with a pinched nerve, it is clear that this condition is nearly impossible to tolerate and requires diagnosis and treatment sooner rather than later. For people in northeastern Kentucky suffering with a pinched nerve, you can stay close to home and get the diagnosis and pinched nerve treatment you need at the Kentucky Pain Institute and Spurlock Chiropractic Centre. If you are dealing with a pinched nerve, the last thing you need to do is complicated travel to an unfamiliar setting to get help. We pledge safe, high quality care close to home.
A pinched nerve must never be ignored. Without treatment, nerve compression can do long-lasting damage as the protective barrier around your nerve can break down, causing scarring and permanent damage to the nerve. Nerve compression can be caused by a variety of motions including repetitive motion, your body being held in one position for long periods of time or nerves being pressed between ligaments, bones and tendons. Nerve pain pressure or inflammation, depending upon its source, can cause sharp neck and back pain. Left untreated, it will travel to your shoulder and down your arm or down your leg and into your foot, depending upon the location of pressure/compression on your nerve root. Often this damage results from the weakening of the bones or discs of your spine, causing compression as they slip and collapse. You need an assessment of your condition if you have any of these symptoms: pain in your neck or low back, radiating pain such as sciatica or radicular pain, tingling, numbness, pins and needles or weakness.
When you come to the Kentucky Pain Institute and Spurlock Chiropractic Centre, you will be receiving your pinched nerve treatment in a unique, integrated setting. Our practitioners include both medical and chiropractic providers. With our training in different disciplines, you do not have to decide if you should see a medical doctor or a chiropractor. The staff at the Kentucky Pain Institute and Spurlock Chiropractic Centre will determine what the most appropriate treatment is.
With an accurate diagnosis, we will suggest the pinched nerve treatment that we believe will work best for you. Sometimes treatment is as simple as the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce swelling. There is a variety of steroid injections that have proven to be extremely effective with many of our patients. Patients also benefit from chiropractic pinched nerve treatment and our chiropractors will work to develop a plan that will bring you relief. If these conservative treatments are ineffective, a neurosurgical consult may be needed.
With any painful condition, it is incredibly important to use medications correctly. There are far too many illegal sources of pain medication today. At Kentucky Pain Institute and Spurlock Chiropractic Centre we are well aware of this rapidly-spreading problem and share concern for what is happening in our families and in our communities. As healthcare professionals, we are committed to conscientiously treating your pain with methods and medications that will help you to relieve your pain so that you can return to your active, healthy lifestyle, not a life of substance abuse. A pinched nerve can be excruciatingly painful and delaying treatment prolongs the agony, often leading to permanent damage. Don’t wait any longer. Call us today at (606)784-1115 or Toll-Free at (800)318-4444 to learn more about us.