What are the Treatment Options for a Pinched Nerve in the Neck?
If you have been diagnosed with a pinched nerve in your neck, you’re probably all too familiar with the shooting pain, numbness, and general discomfort this condition can cause. Many people in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and throughout the world deal with cervical spine nerve compression, but thankfully, most are able to effectively manage their symptoms with a regimen of self-care measures and conservative treatments, such as:
- Gentle stretching
- Periodic rest
- Over-the-counter medicines that reduce pain and inflammation
- Alternating use of heat wraps and cold compresses
- Anti-inflammatory injections
- Physical therapy
In the event that conservative treatments continually fail to relieve your pinched nerve symptoms, a procedure to relieve the nerve compression or impede pain signals from reaching the brain may be recommended.
The Spine Center at Precision Pain Care offers meaningful relief to patients in Murfreesboro, TN, who are at their wit’s end with persistent neck and back pain and need relief. . Our practice is led by Dr. Graf Hilgenhurst, a board-certified pain medicine specialist and anesthesiologist who specializes in interventional pain medicine techniques and minimally invasive spine procedures. Many patients may avoid traditional open spine operations that usually involve large incisions and lengthy recovery periods, since our procedures involve muscle-sparing techniques and are facilitated by fluoroscopic guidance to enhance surgical precision and achieve optimal results.
Contact Precision Pain Care today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hilgenhurst and learn more about our approach to treating a pinched nerve in the neck. Our center in Murfreesboro, TN, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and accepts most major health insurance plans.