Pinched nerves are common among car accident victims and are easily treated with orthopedic solutions.
Symptoms of Pinched Nerves
Most patients who suffer from pinched nerves experience a range of symptoms that include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Burning or “hot and cold” sensations
- Decreased sensation in pinched nerve area
- Greater sensitivity of the skin when in contact with colder or warmer temperature
- Loss of use of arms, legs, fingers or toes
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle weakness in the affected area
- Radiating pain through the neck or lower back
- Sharp, aching or burning pain, which may radiate outward
- Shooting pain through the leg or foot
- Shooting pain through the shoulder or arm
- Skin or limbs that feel like they are numb or tingling
- The feeling that a foot or hand has “fallen asleep.”
- Tingling and pins-and-needles sensations
- Twitching of muscles
- Uncontrolled muscle movements
- Weakness or pain in their muscles
Pinched nerves can have a dramatic effect on your ability to follow through with your routine and meet your personal or professional obligations. If you suffer from pinched nerves, contact our Atlanta car accident injury orthopedic doctors for immediate pain relief.
Understanding More About Pinched Nerves
Orthopedic doctors diagnose pinched nerves when there is significant pressure applied to a particular cluster of nerves. In the case of car accidents, pressure comes from the type of damaged tissue, broken bones, or torn cartilage that victims sustain as a result of the impact of their collision. For most accident victims, pinched nerves develop within the cervical spine, the sciatic nerve that exists in the back and legs, and the peroneal nerve that runs from each lower calf down to both feet.
Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment for Pinched Nerves
There are a variety of treatment solutions our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors use to treat pinched nerves, although most cases are addressed through Chiropractic and heat therapy. Chiropractic therapy uses some specific exercises that help strengthen damaged muscles, while also reducing the pressure that’s triggering the symptoms associated with pinched nerves. Heat therapy sees patients use heating pads and ice packs interchangeably to reduce inflammation and to relax damaged tissue. Although each accident victim’s condition varies based on the extent of their accident, most of our patients experience immediate pain relief through one or a combination of these orthopedic techniques.
Contact AICA Orthopedics For More Information and to Schedule A Free Consultation
If you were recently involved in a car accident near Atlanta and believe you have pinched nerves or are suffering in pain, contact AICA Orthopedics to schedule a free consultation. We are Atlanta’s most experienced Orthopedic clinic and help thousands of patients each year recover from various accident injuries. Give us a call today at (404) 855-2141.