What are the symptoms?
Deep, aching pain down arm or leg
Pins and Needles
Loss of sensation
Nerves can get ‘pinched’ for a number of reasons, including tight muscles, trauma, bulging discs, during pregnancy and uterine fibroids.
When a nerve gets compressed, the blood supply gets compromised, resulting in something called ‘neuropraxia.’ This is the mildest form of nerve damage and is completely reversible. If the nerve compression is left for any length of time, then the damage can progress and lead to more muscle weakness and continued lack of sensation.
Moral of the story is this: if you’re experiencing any symptoms of nerve pain/damage, get it checked out by a professional (like an osteopath ) to treat the problem before it progresses to something worse.