Nerve Pain

Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons located in Citrus Park, Tampa, Crystal River, Dade City and Spring Hill, FL

Nerve Pain

Many causes of neck and back pain are linked to compression or irritation of spinal nerves. At the Spine Institute of Florida, formerly Tampa Back Institute, M. Nicholas Perenich, DO, and his highly skilled team provide comprehensive treatments for nerve pain. They personalize plans to meet your needs. The practice has offices in Tampa, Crystal River, Dade City, and Spring Hill, Florida. Call the office closest to you today or use the online booking button to make an appointment to get help for your nerve pain.

Nerve Pain Q&A

I have tingling sensations in my fingers. Is that nerve pain?

Tingling, numbness, and burning that travel to your extremities are common nerve pain symptoms. A compressed or irritated spinal nerve causes pain that can radiate into the part of the body where the nerve travels.

If you have a pinched nerve in the neck, you can feel tingling, numbness, or burning that travels into your shoulder, arms, and fingers. Nerve pain originating in the lower back can radiate into the legs or arms.

Nerve pain can also affect muscle movement, causing weakness and/or poor balance.

What causes nerve pain?

Any condition that compresses or irritates a nerve can cause nerve pain. Many spinal conditions affect the structure of the spine, reducing space for the spinal nerves or spinal cord. These include:

  • Disc herniation
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing in the spinal canal)
  • Degenerative disc disease (DDD)
  • Spondylolisthesis (vertebral bone has shifted out of position)
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Arthritis

Nerve pain usually flares up after an acute injury involving the spine. These injuries happen in auto accidents, while playing sports, and from age-related degenerative changes.

Sciatica is a nerve pain that shows up when the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in your body, is compressed or irritated., This usually affects the nerve roots where they exit the lumbar spine (lower back).

When should I see an orthopedic spine surgeon for nerve pain?

The Spine Institute of Florida team provides comprehensive care for nerve pain originating in the spine. You should schedule an appointment with the orthopedic spine surgeons if your pain is severe, chronic, or fails to improve with treatment.

The team takes a comprehensive, patient-centered approach to care, asking detailed questions about your symptoms, when they started, and how they affect your daily life. They complete a physical exam, review your medical history, and order diagnostic imaging to find the cause of your nerve pain.

How is nerve pain treated?

Your provider personalizes your nerve pain treatment based on how severe your symptoms are, what’s causing your pain, and which treatments you’ve undergone without success. The state-of-the-art practice offers a variety of conservative treatments, including oral medication, epidural injections, and nerve blocks.

When conservative treatments fail, the team could recommend spine surgery. They perform minimally invasive spine surgeries and complex procedures. The specifics of your spine surgery will depend on what’s causing your pain.

You can get relief from your nerve pain. Call the Spine Institute of Florida today or book an appointment online.