Nerve Compression (Pinched Nerve)

Nerve Compression Treatment in Newport Beach

The brain and spinal cord send out messages to the rest of your body. When you have a pinched nerve, your body sends out messages in the form of pain.

A pinched nerve can be caused by a multitude of things such as:

  • Repetitive motions
  • Holding the body in a position for an extended period
  • Injury or trauma
  • Obesity
  • Poor posture
These symptoms may worsen when asleep and include:

  • Numbness
  • Sharp, burning pain
  • Tingling in affected areas
  • Feeling that hands or feet have fallen asleep

To diagnose nerve compression, your Newport Beach orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Todd Peters will perform a complete and thorough physical examination as well as a medical history check. He may also request X-Rays, MRIs, and CT scans to better assess your case.

X-Rays – A type of quick imaging process using electromagnectic waves to better show Dr. Peters bones of the body to pinpoint possible sources of pain.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – This type of imaging uses radiology to show Dr. Peters the soft tissues of the body like muscles, disks, nerves, and the spinal cord.

Computerized tomography (CT) – CT scans are X-ray scans taken from various angles to create a cross-section of bones and soft tissues of the body.

In severe cases, Dr. Peters may recommend surgery to alleviate your pain and allow for the nerve to pass through.

Dr. Todd Peters specializes in minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery to treat Nerve Compression. For appointments, please call (949) 383-4182 or Contact Us.