Pinched Nerve

Pinched Nerve Treatment in CT & NY

A pinched nerve occurs when surrounding bone, muscle or other body tissues place too much pressure on a nearby nerve. This pressure disrupts the normal functioning of the nerve. As a result, the individual can feel a variety of physical symptoms to indicate that there is a problem. Pinched nerves can occur anywhere in the body.

Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve

The pain, weakness and tingling associated with pinched nerves can come and go. The symptoms may also be worse while sleeping or right after waking up. Depending on the area supplied by the nerve that is being compressed, the symptoms may be felt in the immediate surrounding area. The most common symptoms associated with a pinched nerve include:

  • Numbness in the affected area
  • Sharp or burning pain
  • Tingling sensations
  • Muscle weakness in the affected area

Causes of a Pinched Nerve

The pain from a pinched nerve comes from nerve tissues that become irritated by rubbing, stretching or scraping of spinal joints that are displaced or not moving properly. This irritation can be caused by the following:

  • Falling
  • Car accidents
  • Improper lifting
  • Repetitive movements
  • Stress
  • Sitting too long

Treatment for a Pinched Nerve

Treatment for a pinched nerve depends on the location and cause. Self-care measures, such as exercise and weight loss may decrease pressure on the nerve root resulting in less pain. Additional treatment for a pinched nerve includes chiropractic care and physical therapy.

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