A pinched nerve in your neck, back or lower back can be a very painful
experience. The symptoms of a pinched nerve range from numbness over "pins
and needles" to burning sensations, and pain radiating from the pinched
A pinched nerve in your neck or back – what exactly is that?
A pinched nerve in your body means that a nerve or part of it has been compressed, constricted or stretched. The result is an inflammation which in return impacts the nerve’s functionality. Typically, the compression, constriction or stretching only caused the nerve to be pinched for a short time – if the pressure was relieved. Within a short recovery period the nerve’s functionality returns to normal. In extreme cases, where there is severe and/or repeated nerve injury however, there can be considerable and chronic pain and even permanent damage and loss of functionality are possible. Hence, early diagnosis and treatment
are vital to prevent further damage or complications.
Causes for a pinched nerve in your neck or back
One of the most common causes for a pinched nerve a work related injuries. Heavy lifting, for example, can lead to a herniated
disc or bulging lumbar compressing the sciatic nerve. However, even small yet repetitive tasks can lead to a pinched nerve. Other causes are arthritis, stress, sports injuries and poor posture.
How to treat a pinched nerve in your neck or back
The good news is that most people recover completely from a pinched nerve; only in some cases is the damage permanent. The most important treatment for a pinched nerve is rest. Give the afflicted region time to recover, the inflammation to go down and the nerve time to heal.
Medication such as corticosteroids can be used to control the pain involved. Surgery is only done in the most severe cases. Physical therapy may be part of the treatment as well as splints and collars and heating or ice patches.
There is no miracle cure for a pinched nerve, the reduction of the inflammation and the healing of the nerve takes time. Luckily, there a is pain free solution to treat pinched nerve. With a neck traction device.
>> Click here to read more about neck traction.
However, there are several ways you can avoid a pinched nerve altogether: