Pinched Nerve Symptoms, Treatments & More

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2. What Are the Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve?

Pinched nerves can affect many different areas of the body, but people most commonly experience symptoms in the neck, shoulder, back, upper chest, arm, wrist or hand. Sensations include sharp, aching or burning pain, tingling or pins and needles, numbness and muscle weakness.3‘Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve) - OrthoInfo - AAOS.’ OrthoInfo, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons,–conditions/cervical-radiculopathy-pinched-nerve/.

Certain movements such as turning the head, coughing or sitting may increase the discomfort. For many people, symptoms feel worse when they're lying down or trying to sleep.

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