NERVE IMPINGEMENT? If left nerve impingement untreated will result in permanent damage, for it was soon overcome when you experience this kind of disease.

Most people have a pinched nerve in the lumbar region, neck, shoulders or any other part that causes discomfort and pain in the surrounding area.

If a nerve is compressed or pinched nerve, it can disrupt the flow of nerve stimulation to another thereby affecting the way neural networks.

A nerve can be pinched if there is too much pressure received by the nerve. This pressure comes from the surrounding tissues such as bone, cartilage, muscle or tendon (tendon). These pressures are affecting the functioning of the nerves, causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness.

A pinched nerve can occur anywhere on the body. If the pinched nerve occurred in plate lower spine, it will put pressure on a nerve root can cause pain in the back of the leg (sciatica).

But if it happens pinched nerve in the wrist, it causes pain or numbness in the hands and fingers (carpal tunnel syndrome).

Symptoms of Nerve Impingement

In addition to pain, pain and discomfort, there are other adverse effects if one pinched nerve, namely:

Disruption of the complexity of the neural network.

One’s Nerve consists of billions of nerve tissue, and body to function properly because of the nerve tissue.

Without this network, then one can not distinguish between hot and cold temperatures or a sense of pleasure and pain. Each activity can work well if the function of the nerves and tissues are not disturbed.

If there are any damaged tissue, it can affect the entire nervous tissue elsewhere in the body. For example, if there is a pinched nerve in the hand as carpal tunnel syndrome will lead to numbness, pain and weakness.

If this condition is ignored or not treated, the tissue surrounding nerves may also be disrupted and the muscles in the hand and wrist likely to shrink, resulting in acute weakness.

Damage to nerve tissue

Pinched nerve can cause a tingling sensation, burning or tingling in the area. If this condition is ignored for a long time may cause damage to nerve tissue.

Damage to these nerves can result in loss of physical coordination and balance and extreme sensitivity to all kinds of physical contact.

Causes of Nerve Impingement

The cause of a pinched nerve can vary, but the most common cause is an injury, poor posture, osteoarthritis, repetitive stress from work, sporting activities and also obesity.

If the pinched nerve occurs in a short time, usually will not cause permanent damage to the nerves and can function normally. But if the pressure continues, it can lead to chronic pain and permanent nerve damage.

Treatments for Nerve Impingement

The most commonly recommended treatment is bed rest or stop all activities that may aggravate the pressure on the nerve. But this depends on the location of a pinched nerve, at a particular location sometimes need help buffer.

Medications are non-steroidal antiinflammatory be an option, such as ibuprofen and naproxen. While gabapentin and pregabalin more specific use in neurological disorders, can only be obtained by prescription.

Usually a person will recover after a few days. But if there is no improvement after a few weeks, you should consult with your doctor to get a physical therapy, medications to relieve pain or surgery to relieve pressure on the nerve.

Prevent Nerve Impingement

Pinched nerve can be prevented, such as:

  • Exercise to maintain flexibility and muscle strength.
  • Avoiding repetitive activities (repetitive).
  • Keeping the ideal weight

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