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Pinched Nerve

What is Pinched Nerve?

It occurs when the structures around a nerve exerts excessive pressure on it, disrupting its functions. It is also known as nerve compression. The common areas in the body where a pinched nerve can occur are the neck, lower back and wrist.

Can physiotherapy help people with pinched nerve?

Yes. Physiotherapy treatment methods have been proven to provide relief to symptoms of pinched nerve.

What are the common causes of pinched nerve?

  • Injury

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Repetitive stress from work

  • Obesity

  • Sports activities

  • Pregnancy

  • Bone spurs

  • Overuse

  • Diabetes

How do I know if I have a pinched nerve?

You will experience the following:

  • Nerve pain and burning sensation

  • Muscle weakness

  • Pins and needles sensation

  • Numbness and tingling

  • In some cases, loss of bladder and bowel functions

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