The nerves play an important role in the function of your body, delivering vital sensory information to your brain while also carrying movement instructions to your arms, legs, and various other areas. But if nearby tissues or structures start to press on your nerves, they might not function as well as they should, and you could end up experiencing chronic discomfort as a result. If you notice the warning signs of a pinched nerve, get in touch with Dr. Rozenberg right away for a proper diagnosis so that you can start taking the first steps towards relief.
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How Will I Know If I Have a Pinched Nerve?
A pinched nerve is usually accompanied by numbness, tingling, or pain. The intensity of the discomfort will vary depending on which nerves are affected and where they happen to be located. Depending on the case, additional symptoms might include:
Pain (or numbness or tingling) that radiates to your arms and legs
Aches and other forms of discomfort concentrated in one area
Muscle weakness or spasms near the affected area
Pain that intensifies when you hold a certain position
What Causes Pinched Nerves?
A pinched nerve is generally suffering from an excessive amount of pressure from nearby bone, cartilage, muscles, or tendons. This might be the result of a sudden injury, rheumatoid arthritis, stress from repetitive work, hobbies, or obesity. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common example of nerves being pinched. There shouldn’t be any long-term consequences if the compression only lasts for a short time, but if the pressure isn’t relieved soon, you could suffer from permanent nerve damage in addition to chronic pain.
What Kind of Treatments are Available?
Your treatment plan for pinched nerves will need to be customized based on the severity of the problem and the location of the nerves in question. Spinal decompression is a great option for taking the pressure off the nerves in your spine. Other forms of treatment may be recommended depending on your specific case. In addition to professional care, Dr. Rozenberg will also suggest lifestyle changes, such as getting plenty of rest and stopping certain activities that might aggravate your pain.