Peripheral Nerve
Procedures

Peripheral Nerve Procedures

Our Expertise

We offer skilled care for a number of problems affecting the nerves after they leave the spine, they are often treated surgically on an outpatient basis.

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Ulnar nerve decompression or transposition
  • Sural nerve biopsy
  • Peripheral nerve exploration
  • Peripheral nerve tumor removal

Educational Information

Dr. Spence believes in educating patients on their diagnosis and procedure. If you have any questions, please let us know! 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the result of the median nerve and tendons in the carpal tunnel, the narrow area between bone and ligaments in the wrist, undergoing increased pressure rather than an issue with the nerve itself. The pressure could be due to arthritis, thyroid disease, or damage to the wrist. Common symptoms include burning, tingling, or numbness in the palm of the hand.

Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

The ulnar nerve is one of the arm’s major nerves and is part of the brachial plexus system. As the ulnar nerve runs the entire length of the arm, there are many places it could be compressed or irritated. The entrapment is most common near or in the elbow, normally on the inner part of the elbow, or in the wrist. Symptoms often include numbness of the arm or a weak grip.

Educational Information

Dr. Spence believes in educating patients on their diagnosis and procedure. If you have any questions, please let us know! 

Biopsies are used to remove a small piece of nerve or a tumor for examination. Typically a biopsy is performed by creating a small incision for the removal of the samples. The samples are then examined to determine the presence or extent of any diseases.
Surgery is the most commonly used method to remove tumors. Depending on the situation a biopsy may be necessary to examine the tumor and determine the treatment necessary such as radiation or chemotherapy. After surgery a follow up is necessary along with plenty of rest.

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