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Symptoms of Nerve compression

Symptoms of Nerve compression: Introduction

The types and severity of symptoms of nerve compression vary between individuals and the specific type of nerve or nerves that are affected. In many cases, symptoms can be vague and develop slowly, such as in carpal tunnel syndrome. Symptoms can also occur more rapidly and dramatically.

General symptoms of nerve compression due to carpal tunnel syndrome or ulnar tunnel syndrome may include pain, weakness, burning and numbness of the forearm, wrists and/or hands. These symptoms can run all the way up the arm to the shoulder Symptoms can be worse at night. Changing position or may bring some amount of relief of symptoms.

If carpal tunnel syndrome or ulnar tunnel syndrome are not treated, they can lead to permanent complications. These include permanent numbness and a weak grip in the hand. Disability of the hands and wrists can also occur in severe cases.

General symptoms of nerve compression due to slipped disc, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis may include pain, weakness, burning and numbness of the buttocks, legs, and/or feet. Changing position or may bring some amount of relief of symptoms in some cases.

If slipped disc, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or spondylolisthesis are not treated, they can lead to permanent complications. These include permanent numbness of the rectum and upper thigh and buttock areas, severe weakness, paralysis, bladder incontinence or difficulty urinating, and bowel dysfunction.

General symptoms of nerve compression due to pudendal nerve entrapment may include pain, burning or numbness in the urethra, vagina, or rectum. If pudendal nerve entrapment is not treated, it can lead to serious complications. These include bladder incontinence, sexual dysfunction, and impotence....more about Nerve compression »

Symptoms of Nerve compression

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Nerve compression. This signs and symptoms information for Nerve compression has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Nerve compression signs or Nerve compression symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Nerve compression may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Nerve compression symptoms.

 

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