Nerve impingement or a “pinched nerve” occurs where there is too much pressure applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues such as bone, tendon, cartilage, or muscles.
Nerves can be impinged at a number of sites throughout the body.
For example, a bulged disc in your lumbar spine can put pressure on a nerve root, creating radiating pain down the back of your leg.
In the same way, a bulged disc at the cervical spine can create the same type of pain down the arm.
If a nerve is pinched for only a short amount of time, there is no risk for permanent damage. Remember back to a time when you felt your arm or leg “fall asleep” on you. You probably felt a degree of numbness, tingling, or even weakness. As long as the pressure is relieved, nerve function returns to normal. However, if the pressure remains, chronic pain and nerve damage can ensue in the form of permanent sensation loss, loss of reflexes, and/or loss of muscle strength/tone.
At Mobility Plus, we believe in the saying, “no nerve, no pain.” Neurogenic disorders are common, and their incidence is probably underestimated. That said, nerve disorders and other problems that stem from that are some of the most common injuries and conditions we see in our office.
Our services can help to reduce any and all of your pain with consistent treatment and adherence to rehabilitation techniques/exercises.
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