Peripheral Nerve Procedures
Often, the nerves leading from the spinal cord to the arms, hands, legs and feet can become "pinched." Carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist is a common example. A person who types for a living may be at risk of repetitive and chronic inflammation at the wrist. The tunnel that the median nerve runs through can become increasingly narrow, compressing the nerve. A patient may experience numbness and fatigue in the hands as a result.
Peripheral Nerve Surgery Procedure
Surgery involves an incision over the wrist to find the compressed nerve and free it from the tight canal. Often this allows the nerve to function well again and the symptoms in the wrist and hand to recover. We can decompress similar important nerves in the arms and legs and in the brachial plexus in the shoulder. The nerves that control the legs and feet are similarly at risk in various locations in the lower extremities. This is often an outpatient procedure.
If you have questions about perhipheral nerve surgery, contact Midwest Spine & Brain Institute at 1.800.353.7720.