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Pinched Nerve

Nerve damage and the nerve pain and symptoms associated can occur when your nerve is pinched or entrapped. Your pinched nerve usually occurs as a result of injury to structures adjacent to the nerve.

Pinched Nerve in Lower Back

The best known pinched nerve would be the sciatic nerve. When your sciatic nerve in the back is pinched by a disc protrusion, arthritic spur or swelling from a ligament injury you are likely to experience referred leg pain. This is commonly known as sciatica.

Pinched Nerve in Neck

Nerves can be pinched anywhere in your body. The second most common nerves that can be pinched are your neck nerves. Pinching your neck nerve can result in arm pain, weakness and altered reflexes.

A pinched neck nerve’s symptoms can appear similar to common arm conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow and rotator cuff injury. If you have one of these conditions and it is not responding to treatment, maybe it has been misdiagnosed. Please seek quality professional advice for a thorough assessment.

A pinched nerve in the neck is known medically as a cervical radiculopathy. As you can see, it doesn’t have a cool name like “sciatica” so it is less well known. If you are in marketing, maybe you could help out poor old cervical radiculopathy.