Superior cluneal nerve entrapment can cause various symptoms that often mimic other conditions such as sciatica or piriformis syndrome. Understanding the various symptoms of superior cluneal nerve entrapment can help determine a cause for the discomfort since this condition can often be difficult to diagnose. You don’t need to suffer in pain from nerve entrapment when you can consult with a peripheral nerve specialist to evaluate your symptoms and get the treatment you need.
Symptoms of Superior Cluneal Nerve Entrapment
If the superior cluneal nerve has become entrapped, you can experience symptoms that worsen when you are active and lessen as you rest. Superior cluneal nerve entrapment can be aggravated by low back movements or when standing. The main symptoms of the condition are pain in the lower back and a burning sensation in the upper buttock.
Other Signs of Superior Cluneal Nerve Entrapment
- Pain that is focused on one side
- Groin or testicular pain
- Pain and tightness in the hamstrings
- Tingling and numbness in the back of the leg
- Sensitive areas of skin in the lower back or hips
When to Seek Help From a Maryland Doctor
If you have symptoms of superior cluneal nerve entrapment, such as lower back pain or a burning sensation in the upper buttock, contact a peripheral nerve specialist for an evaluation. A proper diagnosis is essential to determine what type of treatment will work best for your specific needs.
A peripheral nerve specialist can determine if the cause of your pain is superior cluneal nerve entrapment or another condition with similar symptoms. To make a diagnosis, a nerve block may be injected into the area, and if the pain disappears, superior cluneal nerve entrapment may be the cause.
Dr. Williams can help resolve your pain and discomfort through nerve decompression surgery, where excess branches of the cluneal nerve are removed, and the nerve is decompressed. After surgery, many patients find relief and can return to the activities they once enjoyed.
If You Have Signs of Superior Cluneal Nerve Entrapment
If you are experiencing symptoms of superior cluneal nerve entrapment, contact our office for an evaluation. Dr. Williams can accurately diagnose the cause of your symptoms, answer any questions you may have, create a treatment plan to prevent possible complications, and help get you back to living pain free as soon as possible. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Williams in our Baltimore office, contact us at 410-709-3868, or contact us online.