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Peripheral Nerve Conditions We Treat at UPMC in Central Pa.

The neurosurgeons at UPMC Neurosurgery in Central Pa. perform advanced procedures to treat conditions that affect your peripheral nerves.

Why choose UPMC Neurosurgery in Central Pa. for treatment of peripheral nerve conditions?

If you need surgical care for a peripheral nerve condition, the experienced team at UPMC Neurosurgery in Central Pa. will work collaboratively to find the best technique — or combination of techniques — to provide you with the highest quality, most effective treatment.

Our specialists will develop your customized treatment plan with the goal of relieving pain and restoring normal functioning, so you can return to an active, healthy lifestyle.

What are peripheral nerve conditions?

A peripheral nerve is part of your peripheral nervous system, which includes 43 pairs of nerves that link your central nervous system — which includes your brain and spinal cord — to the rest of your body. Peripheral nerve conditions affect nerves outside your brain and spinal cord. Our specialists diagnose and treat a full range of peripheral nerve conditions, including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by a compressed nerve in a narrow passageway in your wrist called your carpal tunnel.
  • Ulnar nerve compression syndrome. Your ulnar nerve travels from your neck through your arm and into your hand. Ulnar nerve compression syndrome occurs when your ulnar nerve becomes pinched, which usually occurs at the collarbone, elbow, or wrist. In some cases, an abnormal noncancerous growth called a cyst can compress the ulnar nerve.

What are the symptoms of peripheral nerve conditions?

Symptoms of peripheral nerve conditions vary depending on the nerve that is involved, as well as the cause and severity of the problem. The most common symptoms are tingling, numbness, or weakness in your leg, foot, arm, shoulder, or hand. In severe cases, peripheral nerve conditions can result in total loss of feeling to certain parts of your body.

Who is at risk for peripheral nerve conditions?

Repetitive trauma and chronic pressure on your peripheral nerves may make you more likely to develop a peripheral nerve condition.

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UPMC Pinnacle Neurosurgery
Located at Brady Building
205 South Front Street
6th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17104

Phone: 717-988-9370
Fax: 717-703-0154

UPMC Pinnacle Neurosurgery - Alexander Spring
Part of PinnacleHealth Neurosurgery and Neurosciences Institute
1533 Commerce Avenue
Suite 2
Carlisle, PA 17015

Phone: 717-988-9370
Fax: 717-703-0154

UPMC Pinnacle Neurosurgery @ York Neurology Specialists
Located at Thistle Hill Professional Center
2030 Thistle Hill Drive
Suite 202
Spring Grove, PA 17362

Phone: 717-988-9370
Fax: 717-703-0154

PinnacleHealth Neurosurgery and Neurosciences Institute
Located at UPMC Outpatient Center
1160 Manheim Pike
Suite 202
Lancaster, PA 17601

Phone: 717-791-2520
Fax: 717-544-3536

Neurosurgery at PinnacleHealth Neurosurgery and Neurosciences Institute
Located at UPMC Outpatient Center
1251 East Main Street
Annville, PA 17003

Phone: 717-791-2520

Neurosurgery at PinnacleHealth Neurosurgery and Neurosciences Institute
Located at Medical Office Building 2
2005 Technology Parkway
Suite 400
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Phone: 717-988-9370
Fax: 717-703-0154

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