What is a Pinched Nerve?
Nerves are a fibre in the body that transmit messages to the brain providing a feeling or sensation. Each nerve is connected to the spine and the brain. A pinched or compressed nerve in the back will cause sharp pains with certain movement. Pinched nerves can also happen as a result of other back injuries such as a ruptured disc.
Pinched nerves in the back are more common in people who play sports regularly. This can be due to the constant movement and stress applied in the back during activities. If you require proper lumbar support after experiencing pinched nerves click through here. To give your back the best support it can get, we have 30 day money back guarantees.
Common causes of a Pinched Nerve
Often pain cause by a pinched nerve will occur due to over-strenuous exercise or activity, however there are other cases where the pinched nerve can be the result of another injury. It is common for pain to correlate with other conditions such as:
- Ruptured discs
- Spinal stenosis: a condition that narrows parts of the body such as the spine. During the aging process the spine may narrow and compress the nerves in the spinal cord.
- Bone spurs: aging and degeneration of the spine commonly causes bone spurs (a bone growth) that may be protruding onto a nerve.
Diagnosing Back Pain
The origin of the pain in your back is important because there are a number of factors that can be contributing to your back pain. The best way to treat your back pain is to seek professional advice from your doctor.
If you experience back pain that leads to other sensations such as:
- Pain in the lower/upper leg
- Pain the buttocks
- Numbness in in the legs
- Feeling of pins and needles in the affected area
- Sharp (knife like) pinching in your back
If you are experiencing these issues regularly, promptly seek medical attention as they may be signs of more serious medical conditions. With the combination of physiotherapy strengthen core muscles and a back brace, it will relieve stress on your back. Have a look our wide range of back supports with trusted brands like ProCare and DonJoy.