Pinched Nerve Symptoms
And what causes tingly nerve pain?
One can only imagine how painful it is to experience prolonged back and leg pains… Unless you’re like I was and are currently suffering with sciatica and chronic back pain. For the most part, people keep forgetting that the condition can tend to be more severe than what you might think.
At best, you can still get rid of the condition when the pains are not as severe or the condition is not as serious. But keep in mind that back and leg pains can go to excruciating levels if not treated properly. That is why it is important that you do everything possible to treat it immediately and start changing the bad habits that have caused you this pain in the first place.
One of the reasons why you may be experiencing back pain is due to pinched nerves. Some people tend to not know what to do when it comes to this condition, as they don’t actually have any idea how it happens and so they pursue the wrong treatments, potentially making things much worse!!!
Symptoms of Pinched Nerves
Most people will experience a certain numbness of the limbs and extremities, and also in the back.
Other pinched nerve symptoms are a feeling of lightness on the affected area and even a bit of searing or “electrical” pain as though your leg is being poked by many needles at one time.
Pinched nerve in back symptoms are common in cases of herniated discs or spinal injuries. Some of the time, the pinched nerve symptoms would just go away if left untreated and untouched for a matter of time. But this is not what you are supposed to do, because there is a chance of permanent nerve damage or constant flare ups.
Pinched nerves can be the cause of something much bigger. As a matter of fact, there are some people who have been bedridden due to this condition. As long as you have it, there is a high probability that the dangers of having such an experience can escalate quickly. That is why you need to do everything possible to treat your pinched nerve and whatever caused it in the best way possible.
The problem is that people tend to focus on the pinched nerve symptoms rather than the condition itself. They try to stretch out the affected areas and put different kinds of ointments to relieve the body of pains and aches.
Well the truth is that you need to get to the root of the problem if you really want to treat it. In many cases the problem comes from the neck or the low back, where all your nerves branch out from the spinal cord.
Due to uneven pressure that you may be pushing onto the nerves from muscle imbalances, or damaged herniated or bulging discs, you may begin to experience the symptoms suggested above.
For instance, when you have arthritis or you have experienced some kind of injury, the nerves kind of get “rearranged” and start to bundle up. So in a way, you can tell that the pain sensation starts from the main root which is usually in the neck or low back. Due to the signals being brought forth by the central spinal cord in the neck/back to the bundle of nerves, a different tingling and painful sensation begins to come out. Different people describe the pain or sensation differently, often saying words like tingly, numb, pins and needles, zingers, electrical, shocking, jolting, shooting, stabbing, aching, and pulsing.
Getting Rid of Pinched Nerve Symptoms
There are a lot of ways of getting rid of the pinched nerve symptoms. But of course if it gets to be severe the treatment is bound to feel harsh.
The first thing that you have to do is get rid of any pressure that is being placed on the nerves. This is important because that is essentially where it all starts. For some people it may include various forms of spinal decompression, inversion therapy, muscle balance therapy, or trigger point therapy, along with spine mobility exercises.
Other Beneficial Activities
Yoga and pinched nerve symptoms
Another treatment is through stretches and other kinds of routines. For such, yoga is very much a recommendable thing. I tried yoga for a while when I was first experiencing back pain, and the problem I found is that most yoga classes or videos are designed for people with no back pain, so you must be very careful trying to do the exercises if you have a pinched nerve. It would be best to find a great yoga instructor who has experience with different students that have had injuries or pinched nerves.
Qigong for pinched nerve pain
Another great option that I still take part in myself is practicing different forms of Qigong (Chi Kung). An ancient chinese martial art and healing practice which involves the entire body and internal organs as well as focused breathing and heightened awareness of your body and surroundings. The practise has many different forms and variations, many of which are guarded as family secrets which are only passed down from generation to generation.
Though, it is becoming more and more popular in Western countries in recent years thanks to home study courses like Master Chunyi Lin’s Spring Forest Qigong, which can be learned and practiced at home by watching videos and studying books and websites about the subject. The nice thing about Qigong is that it teaches you a way to re-train your body to naturally rest with proper alignment and it increases blood flow and circulation throughout all of the body systems and organs which can lead to a great boost in health and a reduction in pain.
The bottom line is that if you are experiencing pinched nerve symptoms such as numbness, tingling, or pins and needles in your legs or arms, you should first seek out a reliable doctor to get a diagnosis, and from there you should try to identify what the root cause of the nerve irritation may be. Remember that your doctor may tell you that it is from a slipped or herniated disc or some other direct cause but the true cause of the disc problem is often improper posture, muscle imbalances, or trigger points, so it pays off to do some research into these topics for yourself because most doctors do not look into these things.