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What causes a trapped nerve?

A trapped nerve can occur from a high number of reasons. Any incident or accident that causes the nerves surrounding tissue to become inflamed can compress the nerve and cause considerable pain.

Here are the most common causes of a trapped nerve:

  • Injury or trauma
  • Poor posture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Stress from repetitive job, hobby or sports activities
  • Obesity
  • Back problem such as herniated disc, arthritis or spinal stenosis
  • Benign or malignant tumors of nerves, soft tissue, or other structures
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet disease

What is a trapped nerve?

A trapped nerve is the term used for a nerve that is under pressure causing pain or limited function. Sometimes, the nerve can become trapped through certain movements or positions, which can inflame the soft tissues surrounding the nerve. This can be be from tendons, cartilage, ligaments or muscles.

For some people, the trapped nerve can become trapped from many different reasons. In some situations, a trapped nerve can occur after making a awkward movement, however, some people experience a trapped nerve from swelling that can compress a nerve. Due to accidents, a bone can change position and also cause a trapped nerve.

The human body has many nerves, and each one has the possibility of becoming trapped and causing pain. However, there are certain parts of the body that are more at risk to having a trapped nerve such as the lower back and legs.

Welcome to Trapped Nerve

If you have ever suffered from a trapped nerve, you will know how painful the situation can be. Additionally, this will stop you from performing basic tasks and the smallest movement can bring more pain.

In this site we will explore all aspects of a trapped nerve. What is a trapped nerve? The nerve ending in our body send direct signals to our brain. When these nerves become compressed, the pain caused can be quite strong.

Are you likely to suffer from a trapped nerve? We will discuss how the injury occurs, the most common causes as well as how to prevent the injury as much as possible.

Additionally, there are many different treatments for a trapped nerve. We will cover in detail all of the available treatments and how successful they can be. Which one is right for you or have you tried some before without success? Hopefully, we can help you to dealing with a trapped nerve or prevent you from having this painful injury in the future.