Nerve Compression Syndrome
For people who go through any form of medical surgery, there is always a fear of a potential issue or risk. Fortunately, many professionals take the necessary precautions to avoid these main issues. However, there are cases in which the surgery causes a related health issue after stitching the patient back up. In other cases, people will experience consistent chronic nerve pain following the procedure.
Understanding Nerve Compression Syndrome
Nerve compression syndrome can also occur from a sports accident or a repeated injury. Damaging the nerves can lead to constant and intense pain until the person seeks professional treatment. We can help to relieve this pain for patients with our laparoscopic surgery. Patients who are struggling with this type of pain may not realize that it is nerve compression syndrome.
We have the skills, tools and knowledge to help patients find long-lasting relief with our laparoscopic and general surgery.
Nerve compression syndrome refers to the instance in which a nerve is compressed or squeezed, leading to pain. This condition can occur in multiple places in the body and has several forms. Causes for this condition can include:
- Sports injury
- Sprains, fractures or broken bones
- Types of arthritis
- Repetitive injuries to the same area
- Type of hernia or hernia surgery
- Neural disorders
- Health issues or errors from a botched abdominal surgery
If patients go through an abdominal surgery and the surgeon makes a mistake that affects a nerve, or the ilioinguinal nerve, then it can cause serious pain and other health risks. Fortunately, we can help correct surgical errors to treat nerve compression syndrome. Part of the increase for mistakes in other surgical practices is that they do not use the laparoscopic method that minimizes the risk of pain.
The ilioinguinal nerve continues down to the lower back and connects with the iliohypogastric nerve, which helps to regulate the diaphragm. The ilioinguinal nerve even reaches both parts of the groin, which is why it can cause pain to multiple areas of the body when damaged. We can provide professional treatment that finds the source of the pain and provides long-lasting relief.
We Can Treat Injuries that are Not Always Visible
Part of the issue with nerve compression syndrome is that it will not cause visible pain, meaning there is not always an injury that people can see as the cause without medical treatment. Thus, many people will assume it is merely a muscle strain and avoid professional treatment. Unfortunately, people will only use over-the-counter painkillers that only numb the pain instead of treating it.
While some soreness after surgery is normal, continued pain that begins to worsen over time is the sign of something more serious. Nerve compression can also cause pain when the nerve is caught between muscles, also known as entrapment. While there are non-surgical options to treat this pain, we may recommend surgery.
With laparoscopic surgery, we use smaller tools to create smaller incisions and increase accuracy. Our techniques can help to decrease the risk of lingering chronic pain after the surgery. The incisions will also heal more quickly since they are much smaller.
Identify the Symptoms of Nerve Compression Syndrome
It is important to identify the symptoms as soon as possible in order to treat the condition and avoid further pain. Even if the pain does not occur immediately after surgery, symptoms of nerve compression syndrome include:
- Pain and aching that worsens over time
- Weakness in the muscles and a decrease in flexibility
- Redness and swelling at the specific area
- Numbness and tingling in the muscles of the body
- New difficulty with specific movements
While these symptoms mimic symptoms of other health issues, people need to pay attention to them. If the symptoms continue to get worse, seek treatment immediately. Painkillers will only numb the pain temporarily instead of treating the actual condition. Patients will notice that they experience new difficulty with certain movements until they seek a lasting solution.
We will examine the patient and find the most effective solution for their needs. We can correct the issues that result from a botched abdominal surgery or related health issues. The first step is to contact us and schedule an appointment. We will conduct an examination and review your medical history to customize the solution for your needs.
You do not have to continue living with the pain, unaware of the cause and unsure of what to do. We can help you find lasting relief and begin the path toward a healthier future. Contact Core Surgical today to schedule your consultation with one of our specialists.