About a Pinched Nerve
When tissues place an increased amount of pressure on a nerve within the body, the nerve itself can become compressed or “pinched.” A pinched nerve often causes symptoms, such as pain, weakness, tingling, and numbness. Though nerve compression can occur anywhere within the body, the condition is most often noticed in the spine, resulting in upper or lower back pain. At Tricity Pain Associates, our team of experts is pleased to offer advanced treatment pinched nerve pain solutions to help manage the uncomfortable symptoms. We utilize the latest in state-of-the-art techniques to diagnose your condition and customize a treatment plan suited to your individualized needs. For more on relief from a pinched nerve, reserve your consultation at our Round Rock or South Austin, TX location today.
Pinched Nerve Reviews
"FIVE STARS FROM ME. I'm an old guy and like most old guys have degenerative disc disease and have learned to live with lower back discomfort. Last fall I mis-stepped while trimming trees and landed kind of hard. I repeated a misstep a couple weeks later but from only 3-4 feet. I had sciatica pain down both legs from the butt to the calf all the time. Started the moment I got out of bed and lasted pretty much all day with the worst pain the first couple of morning hours. MRI showed degenerative and bulging discs but seems like they had become angry. My physician referred me to a local rehab center and I underwent about 5 months of physical therapy with little to no relief. Great folks but just not much pain relief. They encouraged me to try steroid injection pain management but I considered it too invasive and kept refusing that route. Finally I gave in and sought out Dr. Kim, based mostly on reviews. Starting in February 2020 I had a series of 3 injections at the L5-S1 level. Improvement came nearly immediately and after a the third I was basically pain free. Still with an occasional pinch in one buttocks but I can sure live with that. I have some additional concerns with leg numbness and we plan to move forward with additional cortasteroid injections in the near future. Dr. Kim seemed to offer much more than pill based pain relief. In fact about 6 of the 13 page new patient questionnaire were about opioid use history. He and his staff appear very professional. The office flows smoothly and like everyone they have embraced the COVID protection plan. His administration of the steroid injections are done with fluoroscopy assistance and under sterile conditions. I felt quite comfortable with the treatments and found them pain free. I would, without any hesitation, recommend Dr. Kim for pain management and in particular the use of cortasteroid injections. Medicare was accepted and I suffered no out of pocket expense."- M.T. / Facebook / Jul 21, 2020
"Dr. Kim and his staff are amazing! I'm always greeted with a smile and feel very comfortable from the time I walked in. Scheduling an appointment is never a problem. Dr. Kim is compassionate and REALLY knows his stuff. I suffer from scoliosis and sciatica and Dr. Kim has helped reduce my back pain tremendously. I can now walk long dustance and exercise. He hasn't the most up to date procedures available. If you are in chronic pain, come see Dr. Kim. He will change your life!"- S.V. / Google / Mar 19, 2020
Pinched Nerve FAQ
What are the common symptoms of a pinched nerve?
The common symptoms of a pinched nerve include numbness and a sharp, aching, or burning pain. A tingling pins and needles sensation, muscle weakness in the affected area, or a frequent feeling that a foot or hand has "fallen asleep."
What causes a pinched nerve?
A pinched nerve happens when too much pressure is applied to the nerve by the surrounding tissues. They can be caused by an injury, stress from repetitive work, or hobbies or sports activities. Schedule an appointment in our office to learn more and get treated for your pain.
How long does pinched nerve pain last?
A pinched nerve can last anywhere from a few days to a few months. The moment you experience a pinched nerve and need treatment, you should contact our professionals at Tricity Pain Associates. For proper pinched nerve treatment, contact our office in Austin, TX, so we can give you the relief you need.
Is it possible to prevent a pinched nerve?
Maintaining good positioning, like not crossing your legs or staying in one position for a long time will help. Incorporating strength and flexibility exercises into your exercise program and maintaining a healthy weight are great ways to help prevent a pinched nerve.
Pinched Nerve Treatment
Tricity Pain Associates offers a number of therapeutic solutions to help alleviate the discomfort created by a pinched nerve. Once we evaluate your symptoms and determine the cause of your nerve compression, a personalized treatment strategy can be established and our specialists can explain your treatment options to you. These options may include steroid injections, physical therapy, or mediations. In some cases, a decompression procedure may be suggested to alleviate the pressure on the affected nerve. Aftercare instructions will also be reviewed to help you experience optimal results as you heal.
Get the pinched nerve care you need from a dedicated, reliable pain management team. To schedule your private consultation with one of our certified physicians, contact Tricity Pain Associates in South Austin or Round Rock, TX today.