Pain Type: A pinched nerve occurs when there is pressure on a nerve. The nerve may be receiving pressure from by a surrounding tissue such as cartilage, muscle, tendons, or bones. If a nerve is pinched and pressure is relieved, it will begin to function as normal and the pain will disappear. If a nerve is pinched and the pressure is not relieved, permanent nerve damage may occur along with chronic pain. There are many ways in which a nerve may become pinched. Some include:
Holding the same position for a long time, Repetitive Motions, Sports Injury, Poor posture, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Symptoms: Symptoms may include: Numbness in the area the nerve serves, Tingling or Weakness, Sharp, burning pain that may feel as though it is radiating
Treatment: Physical Therapy,
Epidural Steroid Injection: Pain from a pinched nerve can radiate into the arm or leg and occurs when a nerve is compressed or inflamed. In order to reduce pain, a combination of medication and/or anesthetic is injected near the affected nerve.