Pinched nerves.

Pinched nerves.

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Symptoms of pinched or trapped nerves.

The symptoms of experiencing numbness or pain, in your legs, feet, arms or back, you might be that you could have pinched nerves. A number of people hear talk of ''nerve damage'', but don''t neccessarily know what goes on inside their body that causes it to be so painful or numb

Neural network.

You need have a basic understanding of how your body works, particularly the neural network, so you can tell if you have damage, and asess that you need proper medical help.

Nerve endings exist in your brain that fire off information to move your body. The nerve cell can''t be seen, but the pinched nerves in your body can be felt.

The cells that are inside your brain have long fibrous tendrils that reach the areas of your Limbs (extremities)which can become pinched nerves. These outer nerves are called peripheral nerves that go to the other parts of your body. They can also be called dying nerves.

The Electrical Conductive properties of the nerves are diminished.

An electrical charge runs from the back of the brain to the nerve ending. This charge tells your brain if there is pain. If any part of the transmission is interrupted it''s a signal to your brain that the cells aren''t being supplied with necessary nutrients, and are dying. Pain or numbness will set in, and the muscles will become stiff and inflexible. Pinched nerves can be painful or numb, depending on how your body reacts. If you have certain diseases, such as diabetes, watching for symptoms of this particular condition is very important. The feet are really prone to being damaged because of elevated blood sugar. Other diseases such as Lupus or Scleroderma can also cause pinched nerves.

Autoimmune arthritic condition.

These diseases are part of an autoimmune arthritic condition, that narrow and constrict the nerves and vessels in the feet and hands. Inflammation is the reason the nerves are hurt, but only a qualified specialist can tell you if you have damage of this type.

Accident damage to nerves, such as back injury.

Other types of damage can happen too. Sudden accidents like a fall or twist will cause pinched nerves especially in the back area. Improper lifting techniques at work or at home are another main culprit of back injuries. If you do a lot of lifting or moving objects, it might be a good idea to wear a back harness, so you can avoid pinched nerves. Check with your doctor about using one, and always use it appropriately.

Essential that your Doctor advises you of the right treatment.

Depending on the type of injury or disease, there are different approaches to treating the problem. Certain pain relief medications like over the counter ibuprofen and aspirin can relieve pain. If you need stronger medications your doctor will need to prescribe them. Surgery is another option for back problems, and rehabilitation through physical therapy has been known to help. Arthritic conditions of pain can be eased with cortisone. Remember, pinched nerves can be helped; you''ll need to know the symptoms.

  • So that your medical practitioner can advise the best form of treatment.