Nerve Compression (Pinched Nerve)

Nerve Compression (pinched nerve) occurs when there is compression or pressure on a nerve. Damage from a pinched nerve may be minor or severe and can cause temporary to long-lasting problems. The sooner an accurate diagnosis and treatment is implemented, the best opportunity for obtaining relief. In some cases, damage from a pinched nerve may not be reversed, however, treatment usually relieves pain and other symptoms.

Symptoms

The following are the most common symptoms of Nerve Compression.

Individuals may experience symptoms differently.

  • pain in the neck or lower back
  • radiating pain, such as sciatica or radicular pain
  • numbness or tingling
  • “pins and needles” or a burning sensation
  • weakness, especially with certain activities

 

Treatments

The following are some available treatments of Nerve Compression.

Please consult with your Hoag physician for a tailored care plan that
best suits your situation.

  • Lifestyle Changes 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Pain Management
  • Surgery