Treatment for pinched nerve pain in Warrenton, MO

Treatment for pinched nerve pain in Warrenton

One of the most common injuries is a pinched nerve. It occurs when a nerve, which branches off of the spine between the vertebrae, is squeezed at the root. This results in serious discomfort and pain.

Excel Sports & Physical Therapy offers treatment for pinched nerve pain in Warrenton, Missouri through a plan that is unique to the patient’s specific needs and circumstances. Everything from the possible causes to the current pain level, and the future treatment of a pinched nerve, is essential to a successful treatment plan.

Here are possible causes for a pinched nerve:

 

  • Herniated disc This is what happens when the tissue that surrounds the spine’s vertebrae is put under too much pressure and pushes out away from the spine
  • Spinal stenosis When the small spinal canal becomes compressed, this condition occurs.
  • Degenerative disc disease This term is used when a person experiences pain from normal wear and tear.

 

Physical therapy is a great option for the treatment of pinched nerve pain. Your physical therapist at Excel Sports & Physical Therapy will work with you to develop a plan for treatment. The treatment will most likely include:

  • Range-of-motion exercises — This includes neck rolls and head turns. A benefit to these exercises is they can be done at home in between physical therapy sessions and can be done as part of a prevention plan to do your best to avoid experiencing a pinched nerve in the future.

 

  • Strengthening exercises It’s important to strengthen your muscles as part of treatment for pinched nerve pain. It is possible that your pinched nerve occurred because some of your muscles are overworking in order to make up for the ones that aren’t as strong. Working with your physical therapist to strengthen your muscles can help heal your condition and prevent further injury.

 

Contact Excel Sports & Physical Therapy today for treatment for pinched nerve pain in Warrenton.