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Pinched Nerve

Pinched Nerve services offered in Jacksonville and Middleburg, FL

Relief is within reach if you struggle with numbness, tingling, burning, or shooting pain due to a pinched nerve. At Integrity Spine & Orthopedics in Jacksonville, Florida, our expert team of orthopedic specialists offers treatments for a pinched nerve to ease your discomfort and restore your quality of life. Call our office to learn more about available treatments and to schedule a visit. You can also book an appointment online at any time.

Pinched Nerve Q & A

What is a pinched nerve?

Nerves send signals, including pain signals, to your brain. When a nerve is pinched (compressed), it can cause several unpleasant symptoms. The good news is that treatment at Integrity Spine & Orthopedics can reduce the pressure placed on a pinched nerve, providing the relief you long for.

What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve?

The common symptoms of a pinched nerve are:

  • Numbness
  • Burning discomfort
  • Radiating pain
  • Mild aching
  • Sharp pain
  • Tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Pins-and-needles feeling

You might notice a discomfort that comes and goes or is present all the time. See your Integrity Spine & Orthopedics provider at the first sign of a pinched nerve to reduce the risk of ongoing or crippling symptoms.

What are the common causes of a pinched nerve?

Anyone can develop a pinched nerve, but the common causes include:

  • Repetitive motions
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Diabetes
  • Bone spurs
  • Tumors
  • Older age
  • Prolonged sitting or bed rest
  • Physically demanding jobs
  • Excess body weight
  • Spinal stenosis (a narrowed spinal canal)
  • Arthritis
  • Spine injuries
  • Thyroid disease
  • Overuse
  • Pregnancy

You can’t always avoid a pinched nerve. However, using good posture, avoiding overuse, maintaining an ideal body weight, and getting regular exercise will reduce your risk.

How does my provider diagnose a pinched nerve?

Our team of specialists can often pinpoint a pinched nerve after reviewing your symptoms and medical history. We check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and order several diagnostic tests and procedures. This can include X-rays or another imaging procedure, blood tests, nerve studies, or a spinal tap.

The results of these efforts can provide us with the information needed to reach a diagnosis and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

How are pinched nerves treated?

Standard treatments for a pinched nerve include:

Physical therapy

Physical therapy and manual manipulation can ease the pressure placed on nerves by surrounding tissues.


Medication can reduce the bothersome symptoms — including pain and inflammation — caused by a pinched nerve.

Minimally invasive surgery

While often a last resort, minimally invasive surgery can alter or remove tissues that squeeze a painfully pinched nerve.

Schedule an evaluation at Integrity Spine & Orthopedics by phone or book online today to get relief from a pinched nerve.