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Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Specialist Associate Professor Ahmet İnanır gave important information about nerve compression.
There are many reasons for nerve compression. However, the biggest factor is stress. Nerve compression, which also occurs due to genetic predisposition, is also common in people who carry heavy loads. Stress, lifting or carrying heavy loads, poor posture, being overweight, spending too much time on the computer , genetics and some sports activities are the causes of nerve compression.
Besides the stress factor; Bone spurs, Thyroid diseases, Injury, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Repetitive stress, Prolonged lying, pregnancy, Hobbies or sports activities and Obesity may increase the risk of nerve compression.
What are the symptoms of nerve compression?
A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues such as bones, cartilage, muscles, or tendons.
Nerve compression that can be seen in almost every part of the body shows different symptoms depending on where it is seen. But among the common symptoms, numbness, pain, and not feeling are seen in the area of nerve compression. It is the symptom of nerve compression in the spinal cord in pain after sneezing and coughing. Pain accompanying tingling and needle sticking sensation can also be seen. In the most common nerve compression in the hands and feet, it is restricted in movement.
Nerve compression can be seen in all age groups depending on the reason
If a nerve is pinched for a short time, there is usually no permanent damage. After the pressure is relieved, nerve function returns to normal. However, if the pressure persists, chronic pain and permanent nerve damage can occur. Sometimes surgery is required to relieve pain from a pinched nerve.
What are the precautions?
To provide an ergonomic work environment
You can try to make changes in the business environment. Using an ergonomic mouse and keyboard can help reduce pressure on the hands and wrists. Raising a computer monitor to eye level can help reduce neck pain and neck symptoms. Putting a riser under one foot while standing can help keep the spine mobile and flexible, which can reduce back pain.
Change of posture
Sitting or standing with the wrong posture for a long time creates unnecessary stress that can damage the spine and muscles and cause a nerve to be compressed. Adjusting the use of pillows, adjustable chairs and neck supports can help relieve pressure and prepare the ground for the nerve to heal.
Massage or physical therapy
Applying gentle pressure around the affected area can help relieve tension, and full body massage can help muscles relax. Using a combination of physical therapy, exercise, massage, and gentle stretches can help alleviate symptoms.
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