What Is A Pinched Nerve

January 1st, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  The question of what is a pinched nerve can be explained by the symptoms, which include localized pain, sometimes radiating downwards, numbness, tingling in the legs, and weakness in the muscles according to this article. The pain can be debilitating while sleeping and in case of pinched nerve in the neck, the pain may radiate into the shoulders and arms. Treatment for a pinched nerve include hot and cold applications, rest, massage, light exercises, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, electric stimulation, and Corticosteroid injections.   If surgery is required, there can be invasive surgery involving incision and non-invasive surgery through an endoscope, which needs no cutting or stitching. A herniated disc, Osteoarthritis, inflamed tissues, or the formation of bone spurs can cause a pinched nerve. Diagnosis of a pinched nerve includes   Read more…