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When ‘nerves caught’ ‘create intense pain for sufferers and great inconvenience in their daily lives.
The areas that are most susceptible are the tumbler (wherein symptoms are found in the arm and shoulder), the average (where pain travels from the waist to the foot and particularly on the back side) and the fruit (wherein tingling mainly the fingers).
How to relieve the pain? Why then ” your nerves caught ‘?
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Christina I. Bountouri
General – Family Physician
The “pinched nerve” is an unpleasant condition that causes pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in one area of the body.
Although most often the case in the neck and back any peripheral nerve may be affected.
When the surrounding tissues causing increased pressure around a nerve may irritation or damage of the nerve. The surrounding tissues may be bone, cartilage, muscle or tendon.
Common causes are trauma, the long-term poor posture, obesity, intervertebral disc herniation, arthritis and repetitive movements mainly in the wrist area (typing and use of certain tools) that affect specific nerves depending on the location of damage.
The most common symptoms are burning sensation, numbness and pain that is often described as an electric current.
Initially these symptoms come and go but over time become more persistent.
In more severe cases can occur weakness if the damage is not treated quickly can affect the muscles in both size and function.
Common regions identify ‘tied ribs “are the tumbler (wherein symptoms are found in the arm and shoulder), the average (where pain travels from the waist to the foot and particularly on the back side) and the fruit (wherein tingling concerns mainly the fingers).
For diagnosis usually suffice careful history taking and physical examination.
Depending on the findings may require electromyography, CT or MRI.
Addressing himself caught nerve is mainly rest the affected area.
You should stop the activities that aggravate the situation and depending on the area may need to immobilize.
Medications include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and in some cases may be required and corticosteroid injections.
Physical therapy helps as are exercises that strengthen and stretch the muscles in the area and reduce the pressure on the nerve.
Surgery may be required if there is no response to conservative and medication in order to decompress the nerve.
Prevention includes maintaining correct posture, application strength exercises and stretching muscles, maintain a healthy body weight and reduce repetitive motion, which if done should be done with frequent breaks.