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Relief From Pinched Nerves
A pinched nerve can happen when excessive pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding bones, bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons.
This pressure causes problems in the nerve function often causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness.
A pinched nerve can occur in multiple places throughout your body.
In the case of the back, a herniated disk in your lower spine, for example, may put pressure on a nerve root, causing pain that radiates down the back of your leg. Sciatica.
Likewise, a pinched nerve in your wrist can lead to pain and numbness in your hand and fingers (carpal tunnel syndrome).
With rest, chiropractic or physiotherapy, most people recover from a pinched nerve within a few days or weeks. In some cases, the herniated disc cause perpetual pain in the nerves and surgery could be an option.
Before you consider surgery, less invasive options should be considered.
Questions we are Often Asked about Pinched Nerves
Is pinched nerve serious?
A pinched nerve can become serious, causing chronic pain, or even lead to permanent nerve damage. Fluid and swelling can do irreversible damage to the nerves, so be sure to contact your provider if your symptoms worsen or don't improve after several days.
Is exercise good for pinched nerve?
Gentle stretching and slower mid-range movements may be helpful to the healing of the nerve. Workouts such as yoga or Pilates are good, as moving your muscles can help alleviate further discomfort. Exercises that don't put a lot of pressure on your joints, such as biking and swimming, are safer options too.
What should you not do with a pinched nerve?
While treating a pinched nerve, it is also important not to overuse the nerve. Nerve damage can be made worse by overuse. A person with a pinched nerve should avoid any movements that irritate the nerve. They should also try to sleep in a position that relieves the pressure on the nerve.