What is a Trapped Nerve?
A Trapped Nerve, also known as a pinched nerve or neural entrapment, is when a nerve is irritated or compressed by the surrounding tissues, causing pain and altered sensations. This injury can occur all over the body, however the most common locations are in the neck, the lower back (Sciatica) and wrist (Carpel Tunnel Syndrome).
Signs & Symptoms
What causes a Trapped Nerve?
Trapped nerves are caused when the surrounding tissues irritate or compress a nerve. These surrounding tissues include:
As trapped nerves occur all over the body, there are many different risk factors in developing this injury. These include:
If a nerve is compressed for a short period of time it is often able to repair itself, but it may take several weeks to months for the symptoms to fully resolve. However, if the compression remains present for a longer period of time permanent nerve injury may occur.
How can we help?
Are you suffering from nerve pain or tingling? Are you concerned you may be giving yourself a permanent injury? Research shows that physiotherapy is proven to be an effective way of treating a Trapped Nerves.
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