What is the Treatment for Pinched Nerves?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Sep 09, 2014

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  • Pinched nerve is caused by applying pressure on a nerve.
  • The pressure can disrupt the functioning of the nerve.
  • Numbness in the area is caused by a pinched nerve.
  • It is always advisable to rest the area.

What is a Pinched Nerve?

A condition in which too much pressure is applied on the nerve surrounding tissues, like bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons is known as pinched nerve.
The pressure caused on the nerve disturbs its functioning and causes pain, tingling, numbness or weakness.

Pinched Nerve Treatment

What are the Symptoms of Pinched Nerve?

The signs and symptoms of pinched nerve include:

  • Numbness in the area which has the affected nerve
  • Sharp, aching or burning pain
  • Tingling sensation
  • Muscle weakness in the affected area

Pinched Nerve Treatment


What is the Treatment?

The most common treatment for pinched nerve is to rest affected area. You will be recommended to stop all physical activities or exert pressure on the area.
You may also need a splint or brace to immobilize the area depending on the part affected by pinched nerve.

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