Everything you need to know about a pinched nerve
A pinched nerve develops when surrounding tissues, such as bones, cartilage, muscles, or tendons, apply too much pressure to a nerve. Pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness can all be symptoms of this pressure.
Pinched nerves can occur in a variety of locations across the body. A herniated disc in the lower spine, for example, could place pressure on a nerve root. This could result in pain radiating down the back of your leg. Similarly, a pinched nerve in your wrist can cause numbness and pain in your hand and fingers (carpal tunnel syndrome).
Most people recover from a pinched nerve in a few days or weeks with rest and other conservative therapy. When a pinched nerve causes pain, surgery may be required.