(Nerve Entrapment or Nerve Compression)
Pinched Nerve Facts
- Nerves carry electrical signals from the brain to the body and vice-versa.
- A pinched nerve can cause symptoms like pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness along the path of the pinched nerve.
- Most people improve from a pinched nerve with rest, ice, medication, or physical therapy.
- Weakness or wasting of the muscles from a pinched nerve can suggest permanent nerve injury.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/17/2014
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