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Pinched Nerve

Your spinal cord is a very important communication carrier that relays messages from your brain to your body and vice versa.  As your spinal cord travels down your vertebrae, exiting nerves branch out to your muscles throughout the body.  When one of these nerves becomes pinched either by herniated, bulging disc or bone spurs your body will send you warning signals such as pain or numbness.  Never ignore these signals. The damage from a compressed or pinched nerve can be minor or major.  If not treated may cause temporary or long-term problems.  The sooner you see a spine specialist and get a proper diagnosis and treatment of the pinched nerve the quicker you can get pain relief.  Pinched nerve that is not treated in some cases can cause irreversible damage such as loss of sensation and weakness in your muscles.

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