In the lumbar region, you will find the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve formed in the pelvis at the end of the spine. Perhaps, a form of pinched nerve, called sciatica, happens in this region. This pinching of the lumbar spinal nerve is felt when there is pain in one leg but begins in the buttock. Cervical pinched nerve is experienced when there is a pain in the neck region and pain travels to shoulder and arm.
Common areas of pinched nerve occurrence:
- Wrist or carpal tunnel, when the median nerve is compressed or injured
- Sciatic nerve
- Nerve in the cervical spine or neck area
Bones and muscles are surrounded by tissues and nerves. A nerve is pinched when too much pressure is applied on a painful area. This condition or occurrence is called a pinched nerve.
Pain from nerve compression or pinched nerve may be lasting or temporary. Minor pinched nerves should be treated immediately because for worse cases, it would be difficult to correct the damage, thus, may lead to surgical solutions.