PRC - Pinched Nerve - Symptoms
Symptoms of Pinched Nerve
Symptoms of a pinched nerve can range from mild to debilitating pain, pain can be temporary or long lasting. Symptoms of a pinched nerve depend on where specifically the nerve is compressed.
A pinched nerve in the neck will often have pain radiate into the shoulders, upper back and arms. Other symptoms of a pinched nerve in the neck can be upper body stiffness, headache, tingling sensations and weakness. Pain in in the lower back due to a pinched nerve also has a wide range. Symptoms can include lower body pain, sciatica, tingling and weakness. If your symptoms and pain persists despite self-care measures and over-the-counter pain relievers, seek help from your doctor before the pinched nerve leads to chronic pain or permanent damage.
Getting proper support for your back and neck can prevent or alleviate symptoms of a pinched nerve. Since the compression of the nerve is the cause of pain, ensure that you are using products that allow you to maintain neutral posture. Neutral posture can alleviate disc pressure, ligament strain and muscle pain. In addition, neutral posture also encourages healthier blood flow, spinal nourishment, and improves oxygenation of blood leading to a better recovery. At the very least, you should aim to have neutral posture while you sleep and work. This ensures that you have neutral posture for at least 2/3 of your day, allowing your back to properly be supported for most of your day. If you’re struggling with pain while working, it’s time to invest in an ergonomic workstation. Good ergonomics can not only improve your posture, but also help you avoid permanent musculoskeletal disorders. Sleep is an important aspect in your recovery process. If you’re not sleeping well or through the night, it’s time you thought about switching to a mattress that can conform to your body’s unique contours and can cater to your every movement. Learn more about how good office ergonomics and Tempur-Pedic can help you with your pinched nerve pain by visiting your local Relax The Back in St. Louis.
Come into any Relax The Back store in St. Louis to learn more about pinched nerve and how you can better support your back. At Relax The Back, we understand that back pain can really be a detriment to your quality of life. Our back and neck care product specialists will make sure you find the right products for your back and neck comfort needs.
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