Unexplained arm or leg pain can seriously impede your daily activities and comfort. When your arm or leg experiences numbness, pain, tingling, loss of sensation or reflexes or weakness, the culprit is likely a neurological problem rather than a muscle problem. Your arm or leg pain could likely be from a pinched nerve in your spine.
Radiculopathy is the medical term for a pinched nerve. The nerve roots branch out from your spinal cord and go to the various parts of the body. These nerve roots can become pinched from a variety of genetic, traumatic or degenerative conditions. This can result in pain that radiates from the pinched area to the part of the body the nerve serves.
For example, a pinched nerve in your neck can cause pain in the shoulders, arms or hands. A pinched nerve root in your lower back can cause pain or weakness in the legs or feet.
Pinched nerves are classified by the section of the spine from which they occur:
- Cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in the neck)
- Thoracic radiculopathy (pinched nerve in the middle back)
- Lumbar radiculopathy (pinched nerve in the lower back)
Dr. Sina Rajamand can provide pinched nerve treatment to relieve your symptoms at Battle Born Brain and Spine.
Pinched Nerve Treatment in Reno, NV
Dr. Rajamand and his team use a variety of methods to determine the exact area of your pinched nerve. This includes a physical examination, X-rays, CT and/or MRI scans, and sometimes an electromyogram to evaluate how your pinched nerve affects sensation, movement and other factors. The specialists at Battle Born Brain and Spine in Reno always recommend conservative treatments in our search to provide you lasting and consistent relief from pain and discomfort. When these are not effective, Dr. Rajamand is a renowned neurosurgeon and can perform numerous minimally invasive procedures to correct the condition.
Contact Battle Born Brain and Spine in Reno, Nevada, and schedule an exam and consultation with Dr. Rajamand to discover the cause of aggravating arm or leg pain.