Do I have a pinched nerve?

Many people have heard the term “pinched nerve” and know that it
causes pain and numbness. But a pinched nerve (also called a
compression lesion) is rare, causing only 10-15% spine-related
problems. More often, pain results from nerve tissues being
irritated by the rubbing, stretching, or scraping of malfunctioning
spinal joints. Such malfunctions can be caused by many
everyday events including injury, poor posture, overuse, or
emotional stress. Chemical toxins can also affect the delicate
tissues of the spinal cord and nerve roots. It’s important to
have a doctor determine the cause of your pain and the extent
of your problem.

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