Pinched nerves happen when there is too much pressure on a nerve by the surrounding tissues. A pinched nerve can be caused by several things such as falling asleep in the wrong position, injury, stress from repetitive motion, obesity, or sports. The pain can range from your neck or lower back to your arms and legs and usually occurs when the nerve is pressed between your ligament, tendon, and bone tissues. If you are experiencing numbness, sharp or radiating pain, a tingling feeling, or muscle weakness, our team including our orthopedist in Massapequa can help with your symptoms.
After an initial evaluation, we will work with you to build a personalized treatment plan to rehabilitate as well as reduce pain due to the pinched nerve.
Some ways you can prevent a pinched nerve are:
We all want to be comfortable, but sometimes lying in one position for a long time or crossing your legs can be inhibiting your pinched nerves. Try to maintain proper positioning when you are relaxing.
Work on strength and flexibility exercises
Our team including our orthopedist in Massapequa will provide you with exercises that will help you to maintain good flexibility range to stretch and strengthen your muscles.
Limit repetitive activities and take breaks!
Make sure that if you are engaging in an activity that puts repetitive stress on your muscles or tissues that you take regular breaks! You may not feel it at the moment, but it’s essential that you relax your muscles and be careful not to strain your body.
Maintain a healthy weight
Maintaining a healthy weight is a good practice for your overall health, but excess weight can also add pressure to your nerves.
We offer a wide variety of treatment because we understand that depending on the severity and cause of the pinched nerves, different treatment options need to be available. Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible and with over 25 years of experience, we’ll make sure you get the best care with our orthopedist in Massapequa.