Clinical Specialties : Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Entrapment Syndromes

Nerve entrapment syndromes arise because of increased pressure applied to a nerve as it travels through a closed space. The exact mechanism of nerve damage may include varying degrees of friction and ischemia. Nerve entrapment syndromes may occur within the spine or more peripherally.

Entrapment syndromes are characterized by numbing in the body caused by compression of the peripheral nerves.

Neurosurgeons at the University of Miami provide surgical nerve decompression to treat these disorders.