A pinched nerve is a nerve or set of nerves that has been compressed beyond its elasticity.
Nerves extend from your spinal cord out to your extremities, so pinched nerves can affect any place in the body. Pinched nerve pain can be ever changing and difficult to place. It’s also difficult to describe the symptoms of pinched nerve pain.
What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve?
The feeling of a pinched nerve is unusual and can cause strange sensations in different parts of the body. Some common symptoms are:
- Sharp pain
- Radiating pain
- Pulling sensation
- Hot & cold sensations
The location in which you feel pain isn’t necessarily the location of your pinched nerve. A medical professional with expertise in nerve location is best equipped to identify the location of your pinched nerve.