Pinched Nerve? Get Help Fast

Fusion-pinched-nerve-595x312So what exactly is a pinched nerve?  Basically a pinched nerve is an injured or damaged nerve. This damage can happen due to many different reasons that may include injuries, illnesses or conditions. Nerves that are affected may not be able to function properly and can cause lots of pain or other physical symptoms.

Pinched Nerve Risk Factors

A pinched nerve can be caused by anything that increases pressure on a nerve.  Always crossing your legs or poor posture can lead to a pressure injury.  Other common risk factors could be:

  • Staying in a position for too long, such as leaning on elbows or sitting hunched over
  • Weight gain
  • Disc herniation
  • Bulging discs
  • Arthritis—this condition can cause inflammation in joints all over the body resulting in pinched nerves
  • Pregnancy
  • Repetitive activities such as typing or using specific tools
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Inflammation
  • Narrowing spinal space—spinal stenosis
  • Bone spurs—bony projections that form on the spine

Pinched Nerve Symptoms

The most common symptom of a pinched nerve is—you guessed it—pain.  This pain can range from severe to just plain annoying.  Other common symptoms you may experience might be a tingling sensation, burning sensation, numbness or weakness.  If you have a pinched nerve in your neck, it can radiate down into your arms and all the way to your hands and fingers.

As if it wasn’t painful enough, did you know that a pinched nerve can actually manifest itself throughout your entire body?  Don’t let that happen—it is definitely something you don’t want to ignore and risk nerve damage.

Take action and get treatment the next time you have a pinched nerve. FUSION Rehabilitation offers the highest quality of physical therapy and chiropractic care in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.  Our experienced medical specialists will get you on the fast road to recovery.  To contact Fusion for more information or an appointment, please call 602.569.5656 or complete our Contact Us form online.

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