Pinched Nerve (radiculopathy)

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pinched nerves radiculopathy

A pinched nerve or radiculopathy is the compression or irritation of a nerve. The pressure on the nerve by surrounding bones, muscles, tendons, or cartilage can result in pain, weakness, or a tingling sensation.

Pinched nerves can occur anywhere in the body, but when a pinched nerve occurs in the spinal area, the irritation occurs where the nerve branches away from the spinal cord.

In patients with advanced age, pinched nerves often result from wear and tear. However, younger patients experience pinched nerves due to traumatic incidents, like herniated discs or sudden injury.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Sensation of tingling or "pins and needles"
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Pain

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