Dr. Kaliq Chang offers information on how pinched nerves are diagnosed...
Symptoms of a pinched nerve may include shooting pain, numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness. Some patients also complain parts of their body, such as their feet or hands falling asleep. This is one of your first signs that something may not be right and you should seek a proper diagnosis.
Symptoms of a pinched nerve can be felt quite a distance from the point of pressure. For instance, a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine may produce pinched nerve symptoms in the calf. Unlike symptoms of other spinal conditions, the signs of a pinched nerve may worsen while the patient is sleeping.
Early diagnosis and treatment of a pinched nerve is essential. If left untreated for an extended period, permanent nerve complications may arise. An accurate diagnosis is essential for pinched nerve treatment.
Endoscopic spine procedures can be used to correct many of the conditions that cause chronic back pain or to repair failed previous surgeries.- Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD President, Atlantic Spine Center Read More about Dr.Liu