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Pinched Nerve Diagnosis & Treatments Toronto

What is a Pinched Nerve?

Pinched nervePinched nerves are caused when the nerve is compressed or there is pressure on the nerve. It is caused due to repetitive motion in one direction, lack of joint mobility, arthritic changes in spinal joints of neck or back or by holding the body in the same position for a long time such as keeping the elbows bent while watching TV or sleeping.

The risks of developing pinched nerves increases during pregnancy when the body has to bear increased weight and water retention.

The symptoms of pinched nerves include the following in the affected area.

  • Sharp and traveling pain
  • Pain with certain movements
  • Tingling sensation or numbness
  • Weakness in muscles

Pinched nerved are common in the carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve (present in the elbow). It is also common in perineal nerve injury, sciatica and cervical spine.

The proper treatment of pinched nerves is dependent on the cause and the location. The physiotherapy treatment for pinched nerve usually involves manual therapy, muscle release and exercise to perform. For pinched nerves in the lower back or neck, joint mobilization plays an important role. These exercises will eliminate pressure from the nerve root and will relieve pain.

Pinched Nerve Diagnosis & Treatment

  • Anti-inflammatory medication in very early stages when the pain is unbearable
  • In rare cases when very acute inflammation is present, splinting or bracing
  • Joint mobilization and manual therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Injections
  • Exercise therapy

Physiotherapists Treat Pinched Nerves

At Physiomobility, we have a team of qualified professionals who offer specialized treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. Whether you have a chronic medical condition, such as arthritis, or you have experienced a sports injury, or suffer from dizziness and vertigo our experienced physiotherapists will provide you a personalized treatment, offering you relief from pain and discomfort and enabling you to get back to your usual activities quickly.

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