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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
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