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Top Causes and Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 02:58 PM

pinched sciatic nervePinched nerves that occur in the back can be quite painful but they are often easily diagnosed due to their unique symptoms. The Illinois Back Institute provides treatments for sufferers that utilize pain-free methods to correct issues that can lead to back pain.

What Causes A Pinched Nerve?

A pinched nerve is a bothersome condition that often occurs when muscles, or other bodily tissues, inflict pressure onto a nerve. The pressure is often caused by an inflammation of the tissue or it may occur after intense physical excursion. The condition can also develop due to conditions such as arthritis, bulging or herniated discs, bone spurs or degenerative disc disease. When a nerve in the back becomes irritated the signals it sends are interrupted, causing painful symptoms to manifest. 

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Symptoms Of A Pinched Nerve

When a pinched nerve affects a person's back, their symptoms may manifest in other locations that differ from where the nerve is actually located.  The sufferer may experience multiple symptoms that include:

    • Tingling
    • Numbness
    • Shooting pain
    • Radiating leg, neck, or arm pain 
    • Muscle weakness
    • Muscle spasms  

Preventing and Treating A Pinched Nerve

Rest and relaxation can help to alleviate symptoms, since it allows the affected muscles to heal, but sometimes the condition can reoccur. Here at the Illinois Back Institute, we provide a long lasting, revolutionary treatment known as Functional Disc Rehydration that removes unwanted pressure from the affected tissue. Through the use of compression cycles and traction movements the technique alleviates pain naturally. Our treatment is a safe alternative to surgery and our injection-free techniques have helped patients to overcome the pain associated with pinched nerves. 

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