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Nerve Hydrodissection – Hollywood, FL

An End to Annoying Nerve Pain

The nerves throughout your body must pass through some small spaces between and around your muscles. When muscles become tight due to spasms or injuries, they can place pressure on the nerves that pass through them. This condition, known as a trapped or pinched nerve, can cause a range of symptoms, including numbness, weakness, tingling, and pain.

How can you put an end to annoying nerve pain? Here at The Institute for Non-Surgical Orthopedics of Hollywood, we are proud to offer nerve hydrodissection. This treatment may be able to provide fast and powerful relief! Contact us today to learn more about and request a consultation.

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

  • Highly Skilled Orthopedic Team
  • Possible Alternative to Surgery
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injections

What Is Nerve Hydrodissection?

Doctor using ultrasound to examine patient’s arm

The term “nerve hydrodissection” might sound intimidating or even a bit scary, but the basic concept is easy to understand — and it is nothing to be frightened of! During the treatment, we carefully inject some fluid into the area around the trapped nerve (not into the nerve itself). The liquid serves as a cushion that separates the nerve from the nearby muscles and other tissues. This relieves pressure on it and leads to significant symptom relief.

We always use musculoskeletal ultrasound to guide our injections so the treatment is both as safe and precise as possible.

How Nerve Hydrodissection Treatment Works

Doctor injecting solution into patient’s knee

The fluid most commonly used for nerve hydrodissection is a solution known as “D5W.” It is mostly water with 5% dextrose (a type of sugar). It also contains a small amount of anesthetic. The diluted sugar can play a role in reducing inflammation in the nerve and nearby tissues.

In some cases, other substances, such as growth factors, are used to increase the effectiveness of the nerve hydrodissection treatment and promote healing.

You might feel a small pinch when you receive your injection. Overall, though, the treatment experience should be relatively comfortable and easy.

What Conditions Can Nerve Hydrodissection Treat?

Female office worker struggling with carpal tunnel syndrome

Nerve hydrodissection may be able to help you if you have any conditions that involve pinched or trapped nerves. Here are some examples of such conditions:

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Various types of joint pain
  • And more!

When you come in for your appointment, we will learn the details of your situation and perform a thorough examination before we can determine if nerve hydrodissection is an appropriate treatment for your circumstances. If it is not right for you, we may be able to suggest another therapy that could relieve your pain.

Peripheral Nerve Hydrodissection FAQs

If you have never had a trapped nerve before, your options for treatment might seem somewhat foreign. Maybe you have never even heard of nerve hydrodissection! That is perfectly all right. Our team is eager to help you find answers to all of your questions. In fact, you can start gathering information by looking through the FAQs listed below. If your specific questions are not touched on, call our office so we can personally assist you.

Does Nerve Hydrodissection Have Any Risks?

Peripheral nerve hydrodissection is a very low-risk treatment, particularly when it is carried out by a well-trained medical team. We even use advanced ultrasound guidance to make sure that your injections go precisely where they should. It is also worth noting that the ingredients used in nerve hydrodissection injections are well-tolerated by most people.

With all of that being said, it still must be acknowledged that there is no such thing as a completely risk-free medical treatment. Some patients experience swelling and infections at their injection sites.

If you ever believe that you are experiencing severe adverse side effects after nerve hydrodissection treatment, reach out to our team immediately. We will do all we can to determine what is causing the problem and how it should be handled.

Is There Any Downtime after a Nerve Hydrodissection Treatment?

No downtime is required after a nerve hydrodissection treatment. You can expect to be able to jump back into your normal routine immediately after you leave our office.

The treatment does involve the use of a local anesthetic, so your injection site might be numb for a few hours after your appointment. Once the numbing agent wears off, you might notice a slight ache in the area. This is normal and usually lasts just a few days.

When Will I Notice Results from Nerve Hydrodissection?

Every patient is different. Some people notice a huge reduction in pain 2 – 3 weeks after their initial appointment. If you need to make multiple trips to our office, you might notice improvements after 3 and 6 months.

In some cases, we combine nerve hydrodissection with other treatments so patients can enjoy optimum pain relief as soon as possible.

Does Medical Insurance Cover Nerve Hydrodissection?

Peripheral nerve hydrodissection is widely accepted in the medical field as an effective means to treat trapped nerves. Therefore, it is common for health insurance companies to cover it. Our team can help you understand how to use your benefits so you can keep your out-of-pocket costs to a minimum.

If your insurance will not cover your procedure, ask us about your payment options. We do not want you to run into any unpleasant surprises when it comes to the financial aspect of your care.

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