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A 21-year-old male asked:

How do you get a pinched nerve?

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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Usually muscle: At your age (21 yrs) usually muscle tension and swelling will "pinch" the nerve after trauma.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Nerve compression: This is where a nerve is compressed, it can be either from skeltela fibrous or musclaur compression.
Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management 18 years experience
Change in anatomy: A nerve can be compressed by changes in surrounding structures (i.e. Increased muscular tension, disc bulges, poor positioning, body habitus, etc.).
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Nerve impingement: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. It can cause severe vision impairment and muscle spasms. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What can happen if you get a pinched nerve?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Pain and/or weakness: In time, there can be atrophy of the affected muscle.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How can I get treatment for a pinched nerve?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
See below: Depends on which nerve, how long it's bothered you and how severe your symptoms are. In general, if conservative management with physical therapy fails and your condition is good enough to consider surgery, nerve release may be an option. Membrane stabilizing medications and nerve stimulators can also be effective in select cases. Neurologists and neurosurgeons are the experts for this issue.
Park Ridge, IL
A 21-year-old male asked:

Can you get a pinched nerve out of exercise?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes: Type of exercise and how you were performing the exercise can result in a pinched nerve. See a doctor to avoid chronic results.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the signs when you get a pinched nerve?

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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 16 years experience
A few: Could range from no symptoms at all to pain down the extremities (arms/legs), to numbness, tingling weakness down your extremities.... To name a few...
A 33-year-old member asked:

How does a pinched nerve work? How do you get one?

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Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 50 years experience
Nerve irritation: The spinal nerve roots can be pinched nerve in the spinal canal by the disk or as it comes out of the foramen between the vertebrae again by the bone or disk. When the nerve is irritated by trauma there is spasm of multiple muscles supplied by the irritated spinal nerve root. The pinching is in the muscle at trigger points when the muscle goes into spasm chokling small blood vessels, nerves.

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