Then he slid down the chimney. A rather tight pinch. But if Santa could do it, then so could the Grinch. The little Who stockings all hung in a row. "These stockings," he grinned, "are the first things to go!"
It's a story most of us hear every year when the holidays are just around the corner: How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. Let us tell you a version that you haven't heard by Dr. Deuk - How the Pinch Stole Christmas!
Pinched nerves are one of the most common causes of back or neck pain. This discomforting condition is one that can easily put those who are suffering in a terrible disposition, just like the famous Grinch. Simple activities of daily living such as sitting, walking or even standing become painful when nerves are being pinched by a herniated disc, bulging disc, or other cause of spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal or the neuroforamen that house the sensitive spinal nerves.
Those who suffer with spinal stenosis or pinched nerves are often limited in what they are able to do such as Christmas shopping, cooking, or even simply sitting and reminiscing with family; all of these holiday traditions can become bothersome tasks when they inflict pain. What can you do to avoid this loss of activity that can lead to an outlook not much different than that of the Grinch?
The first step to treating painful pinched nerves is getting the correct diagnosis from a board certified physician specializing in the spine. Dr. Ara Deukmedjian, CEO/Medical Director of Deuk Spine Institute and President of the Brevard County Medical Society offers advice to those suffering from what could be a pinched nerve, "Once you've found the cause of your pain, half the battle is won. For pinched nerves and spinal stenosis from herniated or bulging discs, the best treatment is our minimally invasive approach."
The minimally invasive laser spine surgery available at Deuk Spine Institute is Deuk Laser Disc Repair®, a 45 minute outpatient procedure that is a proven alternative to traditional spinal fusion surgery. The success rate for this procedure is 95%, a number that not even the Grinch would scoff at.
Don't let your pinch steal the Christmas spirit from your family and the traditions that you share. Find out if you are a candidate for laser spine surgery or if you have symptoms of pinched nerves here.