When adjacent tissues press down on one or more nerves, the compression of muscles, tendons, bones, or cartilage can result in pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness.
In certain cases, a pinched nerve signifies another issue within the body.
For instance, a herniated disc or carpal tunnel syndrome, based on the location of pain and numbness.
Typically, a combination of rest and physical therapy can address and reduce side effects of a pinched nerve in weeks or months.
Should the condition go unaddressed, a pinched nerve can result in more serious damage, contribute to chronic pain and require surgery for relief.
Whether a pinched nerve is affecting your lower back, shoulder, neck or is related to a condition like arthritis, our physical therapist will address the source of pain, numbness and strengthen the muscles in this area.