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Conditions We Treat

Pinched Nerve

Are you experiencing burning, tingling, or numbness in your back? These sensations are common signs of a pinched nerve, a medical condition that occurs when too much pressure is applied to cartilage, tendons, muscles, or bones along the spinal cord. This pressure interrupts the proper functioning of the nerve, resulting in sensations of tingling, burning, numbness, or weakness.

While a pinched nerve may resolve itself within a few days to a few weeks, in some cases surgery may be necessary to relieve pain. Dr. Callewart can help you determine if surgery may be right for you once you schedule your comprehensive consultation.

What is a Pinched Nerve?

When your spine degrades and discs slip, bulge, or become herniated, they can apply too much pressure to the nerve near them. This pressure on the nerve can cause pain, numbness, and tingling throughout the spine. Pinched nerves are not limited to a single area of the spine, rather they can appear anywhere in the spinal column.

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What Causes a Pinched Nerve?

Pinched nerves can be the result of a bulging, slipped, degenerated, or herniated disc. Some common causes behind a pinched nerve include:

  • An injury or accident
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Accumulated stress on the spine
  • Obesity

Oftentimes, a pinched nerve in the lower back can feel similar to hip pain, thigh pain, or kidney pain while those in the lower back may also cause cramping sensations or restlessness in the legs, affecting your walking capability or ability to balance yourself.

What are the Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve?

Symptoms of a pinched nerve can vary based on where the nerve is located. Some of the typical symptoms can include:

  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Numbing
  • Tingling
  • Weakness
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What are My Treatment Options for a Pinched Nerve?

Aside from noting the symptoms you may be experiencing and performing a thorough physical examination, Dr. Callewart may recommend X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs to provide a detailed visual of your spine. From there, he can determine the best course of action in regards to treatment or surgery, if necessary.

Since each of our patients experiences a very distinct case, every procedure we perform will vary from one to the next. Dr. Callewart strives to educate his patients on what they can expect of their procedure, every step of the way.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pinched Nerves

1. What happens if a pinched nerve goes untreated?
If left untreated, it is possible that it will lead to nerve damage.

2. Can a pinched nerve go away on its own?
It is possible for a pinched nerve to go away by repeated movement after an extended period of rest. It is still recommended that if you are suffering symptoms of a pinched nerve to seek professional treatment.

Are you in pain?

Most patients experiencing pain can be seen by Dr. Callewart or his physician assistant within 24 hours in Dallas, Forney, Rockwall and Addison, Texas.

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