Pinched Nerves

Pinched Nerves

What are Pinched Nerves?

A pinched nerve can occur when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by the surrounding tissues, like bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons. The pressure applied can disrupt the nerve’s function, causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness.

Signs and Symptoms

You may have a pinched nerve if you feel numbness or decreased sensation in the area applied by the nerve, sharp, aching or burning pain, tingling pins and needles sensations, muscle weakness in the affected area and the feeling that the foot or hand has “fallen asleep.”

Treatment Options

Treatment options for a pinched nerve include physical therapy, medications and a variety of minimally invasive surgeries.

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