Nerve entrapment syndromes are often the result of repetitive injuries, but medical conditions like diabetes, hypothyroidism, and rheumatoid arthritis can also be a cause. The most common types of nerve entrapment include:
Nerve entrapment symptoms can differ based on the nerve’s location and the type of nerve entrapment that has occurred. They typically only occur in a single location, at the site of the compression, but sometimes can affect the surrounding areas. Symptoms include:
Treatments for nerve entrapment start with trying to make small lifestyle changes or with noninvasive therapies. These can help ease the symptoms. Nonsurgical options include:
If symptoms don’t ease from trying conservative options, surgery may be considered. Which surgical procedure performed will depend on the type of nerve entrapment syndrome, the nerves being affected, and the degree of compression. Today, among neurosurgeons, nerve entrapment treatments and surgeries make up a sizable portion of a practice.
Our specialists at Neurosurgical Associates of Central New Jersey are vastly experienced with nerve entrapment conditions. If you would like more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our experts, contact us today.