There’s no mistaking the sensation of radiculopathy — pain shooting from the neck into the arm or from the back down the leg, loss of feeling, tingling or “pins & needles” sensations, or weakness. These symptoms of radiculopathy are often due to a pinched nerve.
Nerves run throughout the body, namely down the spine and into each of our limbs. Taking this into account, there is much shared space in the spine through which the nerves travel via tiny canals. When functioning properly and without injury, the spine is a safe and protected environment for the nerves to reside. Unfortunately, the presence of a degenerative spine condition such as a disc herniation or spondylolisthesis can severely limit the space available for the nerve to travel uninhibited, which can result in radicular symptoms.
We know the spine and know what to look for. If you are experiencing numbness in your arms or legs, or pain and tenderness that you cannot explain, we will take a look at your spine to determine if a nerve is visibly being affected. Coupled with an EMG/NCS, a nerve test, we are able to effectively determine the severity of your symptoms.
Our goal is to always provide the highest level of care available to our patients, which means offering a variety of treatments that best fit your needs.
And while we do offer the latest in minimally invasive laser spine surgery, which has a 95% successful resolution of pain and the quickest recovery, we also provide nonsurgical treatment options as well, such as injections and/or therapy.
Are you or a loved one experiencing back pain or other symptoms? Deuk Spine Institute is always accepting new patient inquiries. To learn more, contact us or give us a call at 1-800-FIX-MY-BACK.