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Pinched Nerve services offered in Edison, Clifton, Hazlet, Jersey City and West Orange, NJ

A pinched nerve can trigger discomfort; but, without treatment, they can also lead to permanent nerve damage. The skilled team at Garden State Pain & Orthopedics in New Jersey have advanced training in nerve disorders and provide cutting-edge treatments for issues, like pinched nerves. If you have symptoms that could be a pinched nerve, don’t wait to find relief. Call Garden State Pain & Orthopedics to schedule an appointment at one of their convenient locations in Edison, Clifton, Hazlet, Paramus, or Jersey City, or book online today.

Pinched Nerve Q & A

What is a pinched nerve?

A pinched nerve develops when there’s too much pressure applied to one of your nerves because of surrounding tissue in the area. While you can have a pinched nerve anywhere in your body, one of the most common locations is in your spine. 

What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve?

A pinched nerve can cause a wide range of symptoms along the affected nerve, including:

  • Decreased sensation or numbness 
  • Aching, sharp, or burning pain, often radiating along the nerve 
  • Muscle weakness
  • Feeling as though your hand or foot has fallen asleep
  • A tingling sensation or “pins and needles”

In some cases, pinched nerve symptoms grow worse while you sleep.

What is the treatment for a pinched nerve?

The skilled Garden State Pain & Orthopedics team offers a wide range of non-surgical solutions for pinched nerves, especially for those causing back pain.

After performing a comprehensive physical exam to identify the cause of your discomfort, they might recommend several different options. When you have a pinched nerve in your back, common treatments include:

Lumbar interlaminar epidural steroid injection

This therapy involves injecting steroid medication directly into the epidural space inside your spinal canal to treat multiple nerves at once.

Lumbar facet block

A lumbar facet block treats pinched nerve pain associated with the facet joints connecting the vertebrae in your spine in your lower back.

Lumbar radiofrequency ablation

Your provider might recommend radiofrequency ablation to treat nerve pain caused by disc generation or arthritis. During this treatment, they deliver radiofrequency energy to specific nerves to disrupt the pain signals going to your brain.

Spinal cord stimulation

Your doctor implants a spinal cord stimulator underneath your skin. When you turn it on, it delivers mild electrical currents to specific nerves in your spine to reduce pain sensations before they reach your brain.

Intrathecal pain pump

This therapy relies on an intrathecal pain pump to hold and deliver your pain relievers directly into the fluid surrounding your spinal cord. Your doctor fills and programs this small, implanted device to release your medication on schedule, providing consistent pain relief with fewer side effects than oral medications.  

To learn more about pinched nerves and pain management solutions, call Garden State Pain & Orthopedics or book a consultation online today.