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Signs & Symptoms of Pinched Nerve

October 13, 2016

Pinched nerve signs and symptoms include:

  • Numbness or decreased sensation in the area supplied by the nerve

  • Sharp, aching or burning pain, which may radiate outward

  • Tingling, "pins and needles" sensations (paresthesia)

  • Muscle weakness in the affected area

  • Frequent feeling that a foot or hand has "fallen asleep"

The problems related to a pinched nerve may be worse when you're sleeping. See your neurologist if the signs and symptoms of a pinched nerve last for several days and don't respond to self-care measures, such as rest and over-the-counter pain relievers.

A number of conditions may cause tissue to compress a nerve or nerves, including:

  • Injury

  • Poor posture

  • Rheumatoid or wrist arthritis

  • Stress from repetitive work

  • Hobbies or sports activities

  • Obesity

This pressure causes inflammation of the nerve and disrupts the nerve's function. If a nerve is pinched for only a short time, there's usually no permanent damage. Once the pressure is relieved, nerve function returns to normal. However, if the pressure continues, chronic pain and permanent nerve damage can occur. #nerve #nervedamage #nervepain #pain #painmanagement #nervespecialist #specialist #neurologist #winnielimkhoo #neurologistinmanila #doctor #familydoctor #health #tips #advise

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