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Nerve Hydrodissection – Delray Beach, FL

No More Annoying Nerve Pain

Pain from a trapped or pinched nerve can be annoying — in some cases, it can even be debilitating. How does a trapped nerve occur? Basically, nerves often have to pass around, between, and even through muscles on their way to their destination. Sadly, when muscles tighten due to injury or spasm, they can put pressure on the nerves that pass through them. The result can be numbness, tingling, weakness, and even outright pain.

There are a few different ways in which a trapped nerve may be treated, including physical therapy and massage. In many cases, though, peripheral nerve hydrodissection may be the most effective means to address the problem. Our Delray Beach team is proud to offer this remarkable treatment.

Why Choose the Institute for Non-Surgical Orthopedics for Nerve Hydrodissection?

  • Highly Trained Orthopedic Team
  • Possible Alternative to Surgery
  • Effective Treatment & Fast Results

What Is Nerve Hydrodissection?

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Nerve hydrodissection might sound a little scary or intimidating, but the concept is easy to understand — and the treatment is not scary at all! Basically, all we do is carefully inject some fluid around the trapped nerve (never into the nerve itself). The liquid creates a cushion to separate the nerve from the surrounding muscles and other nearby structures. We perform the treatment with the assistance of musculoskeletal ultrasound so it is both precise and as safe as possible.

How Nerve Hydrodissection Treatment Works

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The fluid commonly used for nerve hydrodissection is an IV liquid known as “D5W.” Essentially, it is water with 5% dextrose (a type of sugar). It also has a tiny amount of anesthetic. The diluted sugar solution can help to reduce inflammation in the nerve and surrounding tissues. In some cases, we also use growth factors or other substances to increase the efficacy of the peripheral nerve hydrodissection treatment.

You may feel a pinch when you are receiving your injection, but overall, the treatment experience should be easy and relatively comfortable.

What Conditions Can Nerve Hydrodissection Treat?

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Nerve hydrodissection might be able to help you if you suffer from any of the following:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Various types of joint pain
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Shoulder, neck, and upper back pain

When you visit us, we will perform an examination and learn about your symptoms before we can determine if nerve hydrodissection may be effective in your unique case.

Peripheral nerve hydrodissection might be able to move you toward pain-free living! Get in touch with us today to learn more about it.

Peripheral Nerve Hydrodissection FAQs

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Peripheral nerve hydrodissection does not get a lot of public attention; in fact, many people do not even know that this treatment exists! It is only natural, then, if you want to gather more information about it before you schedule a consultation with our Delray Beach team. Below, you will find answers to some FAQs about this treatment. If you do not see your specific questions listed here, give us a call. We are eager to speak with you!

Does Nerve Hydrodissection Have Any Risks?

Nerve hydrodissection is very safe overall, especially when the treatment is provided by a well-trained practitioner. Our team uses advanced musculoskeletal ultrasound technology so we can be sure that the injections go precisely where they will provide optimum benefits. Additionally, the ingredients used in nerve hydrodissection treatment are well-tolerated by the majority of patients.

Of course, it is also worth mentioning that completely risk-free medical treatments simply do not exist. A small percentage of patients have encountered issues such as swelling and infection at their injection sites.

If you ever believe that you are experiencing a severe adverse reaction to nerve hydrodissection, call us immediately. We will work to determine the cause of the problem and solve it ASAP.

Is There Any Downtime after a Nerve Hydrodissection Treatment?

There is no downtime required following nerve hydrodissection. You should be able to jump right back into your normal routine after your appointment.

Your injection site may remain numb for a few hours after your appointment (we use local anesthetic when administering the treatment). After the numbness wears off, you might notice a slight ache in the area, which may last for a couple of days or longer.

When Will I Notice Results from Nerve Hydrodissection?

Every patient is unique. Some people notice a significant reduction in nerve pain 2 – 3 weeks after their first treatment. If your situation requires multiple treatments, you may notice improvements at the 3- and 6- month marks.

To provide pain relief as quickly as possible, we sometimes combine nerve hydrodissection with other therapies.

Does Medical Insurance Cover Nerve Hydrodissection?

The medical community is very accepting of nerve hydrodissection as a treatment for trapped nerves. Because of that, most health insurance policies include coverage for it. Our practice accepts most medical plans, and we will be happy to help you understand your benefits and use them in the most advantageous way possible.

If your insurance will not cover your treatment, ask us about your payment options. We do not want you to be unduly stressed about paying for our services.

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