Pinched Nerves

The Honolulu Pain Management Clinic LLC can help diagnose and treat your pinched nerve and help relieve the pain in the process.




Pinched Nerves -Pinched nerves or nerve compression syndrome is a medical condition caused by direct pressure on a nerve. It is known colloquially as a pinched nerve, though this may also refer to nerve root compression (by a herniated disc, for example) or nerve damage caused by a single episode of physical trauma. Its symptoms include pain, tingling, numbness and muscle weakness. The symptoms affect just one particular part of the body, depending on which nerve is affected. Nerve conduction studies help to confirm the diagnosis. A nerve may be compressed by prolonged or repeated external force, such as sitting with one’s arm over the back of a chair (radial nerve), frequently resting one’s elbows on a table (ulnar nerve), or an ill-fitting cast or brace on the leg (peroneal nerve). Part of the patient’s body can cause the compression and the term entrapment neuropathy is used particularly in this situation. When an underlying medical condition is causing the neuropathy, treatment should first be directed at this condition. [1]