Nerve Compression/Pinched Nerve

Nerve compression/pinched nerve is a condition in which pressure is placed on the nerve causing pain, muscle weakness and potentially, nerve damage. A nerve can become compressed as it passes between tight regions of muscles and tissue or more commonly from spine conditions such as a herniated disc, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, or arthritis in the spine.

A common form of pain caused by compression of the spinal nerves is sciatica pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve. Nerve compression can be treated conservatively or through the surgical decompression of the nerve to open the nerve area and allow proper movement and blood flow.