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What are some symptoms of pinched nerves?

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These are some of the more common symptoms of compressed nerves:

�Pain in the area of compression, such as the neck or low back

�Radiating pain, such as sciatica or radicular pain

�Numbness or tingling

�"Pins and needles" or a burning sensation

�Weakness, especially with certain activities

SOURCES:

Cedars-Sinai web site: "Pinched Nerve."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Pinched Nerve Information Page."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Elbow (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome)" and "Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)."

Cleveland Clinic: "Pinched Nerves."

Washington University web site: "Nerve Compression."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 1, 2020

SOURCES:

Cedars-Sinai web site: "Pinched Nerve."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Pinched Nerve Information Page."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Elbow (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome)" and "Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)."

Cleveland Clinic: "Pinched Nerves."

Washington University web site: "Nerve Compression."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 1, 2020

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