The Pain Stops Here
A pinched nerve can put a serious damper on your life. Pinched nerves, also referred to as cervical radiculopathy, can occur in different parts of the body—from the neck down to the lumbar spine. Fractures, bulging or herniated discs, or diseased spinal disks may compress adjacent nerve roots: impairing the nerve’s function and sending radiating pain through the neck, buttocks and legs. Although injuries are common contributors to pinched nerves, other factors such as poor posture, obesity, pregnancy and repetitive back stress may cause nerve pressure and aggravation—leading to chronic headaches, tingling and numbness in the arms or legs.