Nerve Entrapment – Mid-Back
Causes: Nerve entrapment (or “pinched nerve”) can occur when pressure is applied to a nerve by a structure or tissue including bone, cartilage, muscles or tendons. Yet, entrapment can also be secondary to other factors.
Symptoms: Signs and symptoms can include:
- Sharp, shooting, aching or burning pain
- Numbness or decreased sensation
- Tingling or “pins and needles” sensation
- Muscle weakness
Examples: Thoracic nerve root entrapment, accessory nerve entrapment, intercostal neuralgia.
How our experts can help: Depending on the findings of the history and patient examination, the chiropractor will recommend an individualized plan of management. The treatment options may include:
- Patient education and reassurance
- Soft tissue therapy
- Manipulation or mobilisation of associated joints
- Modalities including electrical stimulation, acupuncture, ultrasound and others
- Rehabilitation and exercises
- Ergonomic and lifestyle changes
- Referral and co-management if needed