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