What are Pinched Nerves?
Apinched nerve, which happens when bone, muscle, cartilage, or tendons press on a nerve, can cause significant discomfort and weakness. Often occurring in the neck, wrist, or back of the leg, the compressed nerve can cause pain radiating down a limb or numbness and a loss of sensation. In most cases, the pain due to a pinched nerve resolves within days or weeks. If discomfort doesn’t abate within a few days, or weakness accompanies your pain, consult your doctor.