A pinched nerve is a common condition that can cause pain, numbness, soreness, and tenderness in the neck or back. The source of the pain comes from a nerve that has been “pinched” by surrounding tissues, bones, and muscles. If you’re experiencing pain from a pinched nerve, our physicians are experts in interventional procedures that can help alleviate your pain so you can get back to living pain-free.
Treatments provided by the Diagnostic Pain Center:
- Nerve Block: This is a type of injection that is administered near the pinched nerve. The injection contains a local anesthetic and a steroid, which can help to reduce pain and inflammation.
- Radiofrequency Ablation: This is a minimally invasive technique that uses radio waves to heat a small region of nerve tissue. This can help to inhibit pain impulses and provide relief from chronic pain.
- Spinal Cord Stimulation: This is a treatment that involves placing electrodes near the spinal cord to inhibit pain signals. A device is then used to deliver mild electrical shocks to the electrodes. Spinal cord stimulation is often used as a last resort for treating pinched nerves.
Schedule your Appointment with Austin’s Top Pain Physicians
At Diagnostic Pain Center, we understand the severity of pain and the inconvenience a pinched nerve can cause and we are committed to providing our patients with treatment plans that fit their lifestyle. Don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule a consultation.