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A pinched nerve causes pain, numbness, or tingling in the affected area due to pressure on a nerve. Caral tunnel and sciatica are two examples of conditions caused by a pinched nerve. A pinched nerve is diagnosed by taking a patient history and performing a physical examination. Electromyography may be performed. Treatment for a pinched nerve depends on the underlying cause.

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Terms related to Pinched Nerve Overview:

  • Compressed Nerve
  • Entrapped Nerve
  • Nerve Compression
  • Nerve Entrapment
  • Nerve, Pinched